IU Kelley Names 2014 Academy of Alumni FellowsPosted: Updated:
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is planning to add six names to its Academy of Alumni Fellows during an event this week. The honorees include Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Scott Dorsey, who will be presented with the 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award. March 26, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Six alumni of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business will be honored for professional achievement during the 45th Annual Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, March 28, in Indianapolis.
Being named to the Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellows are:
• Wai Keung Cheng, chairman and managing director of Wing Tai Holdings Ltd., Singapore.
• Theodore L. Koenig, president, CEO and founder of Monroe Capital LLC, Chicago.
• Cindy L. Konich, president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis.
• Marc S. Pritchard, global brand building officer of Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati.
• Michael J. Tattersfield, president and CEO of Caribou Coffee Co., Minneapolis.
The 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award will be presented to Scott D. Dorsey, CEO of Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud in Indianapolis.
“We are very proud to count these leaders among our 100,000 Kelley alumni,” said Idalene "Idie" Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. “They aren’t just leaders in their fields, but also in their communities and among the Kelley School family. Their continued involvement with Kelley helps to keep us at the forefront of business education in our many diverse areas of study."
Vocalist Sylvia McNair, an IU alumna, Grammy Award winner and senior lecturer at the IU Jacobs School of Music, will perform at the gala. More information about attending the event is available at 812-855-6340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is more about those being honored:
Wai Keung Cheng
Wai Keung Cheng joined Wing Tai Holdings Ltd. in 1974 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the Kelley School in 1971 and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1973. He was appointed the company's chairman of the board in 1994.
Today, Wing Tai is Singapore’s leading property and retail group reputed for quality and design. Listed on the Singapore Exchange since 1989, Wing Tai is an investment holding company with a pan-Asia focus, particularly on key markets in Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China.
Cheng also is deputy chairman of Temasek Holdings Ltd., a global investment company wholly owned by the Singapore government, which has a net portfolio asset value of $173 billion. It has investments in financial services, telecommunications, media and technology, transportation and industrials, life sciences, real estate, and energy and resources.
In addition, Cheng is vice chairman of Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte. Ltd. and a director in China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co. Ltd., the first of bilateral cooperations between the Singapore and Chinese governments to develop a modern township in Suzhou. He is a director in Singbridge Holdings Pte. Ltd. for large-scale urban planning and development in China and Southeast Asia, and a director in Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd., Singapore’s largest academic health care cluster.
Other chairmanships assumed by Cheng include Power Seraya Ltd. (1995-2000), MediaCorp TV Singapore Pte. Ltd. (1997-2002), Media Corporation of Singapore Pte. Ltd. (1999-2002), global hotel group Raffles Holdings Limited (2001-2006) and Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (2002-2012), which owns the global shipping company American President Lines.
Cheng has served on many government bodies, including the Economic Development Board, Singapore Trade Development Board and Singapore Productivity and Standards Board. He also sat on national committees focused on small- and medium-sized enterprise developments and automation, as well as economic development and productivity improvement nationwide.
Theodore L. Koenig
Theodore Koenig graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with high honors from the Kelley School and has more than 25 years of experience in structuring, negotiating and investing in debt and equity transactions.
Monroe Capital is a leading provider of senior and junior debt and equity co-investments to middle market companies. It has invested more than $2.5 billion of capital in over 400 investment transactions since its inception. Recently, it was recognized by Global M&A Network as the Small Mid Market Lender of the Year for the firm’s notable transactions, expertise, track record, team leadership and, more importantly, client service. Monroe Capital also manages closed-end funds with approximately $1.5 billion of assets under management.
Before founding Monroe Capital in 2004, Mr. Koenig was president and CEO of Hilco Capital LP, a junior secured/mezzanine debt fund established in 2000. Hilco Capital arranged for and invested in over 36 transactions between 2001 and 2004 investing over $200 million.
Before that, Mr. Koenig spent 13 years at the Chicago-based law firm of Holleb & Coff as partner and co-chair of the firm’s corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and business finance groups. Before joining Holleb & Coff in 1986, Mr. Koenig spent three years in the Mergers/Acquisitions and Corporate Finance practice group of Winston & Strawn.
Koenig also is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law with honors and a certified public accountant. He is a director of the Commercial Finance Association and a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth. He serves on the Dean’s Council of the Kelley School and the Board of Overseers of Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Allendale School, a nonprofit residential and educational facility for emotionally troubled children in the greater Chicago area.
Koenig was named the 2012 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year by The Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors and Grant Thornton LLP. Last year, he received the Torch of Liberty Award from the Midwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League, recognizing his achievements in both the corporate and philanthropic communities.
Cindy L. Konich
Cindy L. Konich, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1978 from IU and an MBA in finance in 1984 from the Kelley School, leads the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. She has extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning and risk management. Known for her staff empowerment and accountability in delivering significant results, Konich has contributed to the bank’s ranking as one of the top financial performers within the Federal Home Loan Bank System.
Konich became president and CEO in July and has been with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis for 30 years. She began her career in the insurance underwriting field. During these early years, she worked full-time and attended graduate school in the evening to obtain her MBA.
Upon completion of her MBA, Konich joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis as a cash manager and moved up the ranks. She also has served as the bank's executive vice president, followed by chief operating officer and chief financial officer.
Her effective leadership and demonstrated record of executing the bank’s vision led to the Indianapolis Business Journal naming Konich a 2010 CFO of the Year Honoree. The CFO of the Year Award recognizes stellar chief financial officers whose roles go beyond number crunching, to include technology integration, coordination of financing and long-term strategic planning.
Marc S. Pritchard
As the top brand builder and chief marketer of the world’s largest advertiser, Marc Pritchard oversees Procter & Gamble’s brand building disciplines including consumer and market knowledge, communications,