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Hall of Fame

Established in 2003, the College of Business Hall of Fame honors and celebrates individuals who embody the qualities that make the College of Business at Florida State University an extraordinary place to learn and grow. The inductees are College of Business alumni who have excelled in their careers and have made significant contributions to the mission of the College of Business.

The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will take place at 6 pm on Thursday, March 26 at the August B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. For more information, please contact Marissa Langston at

Criteria for Selection

Hall of Fame candidates are selected based on their record of exceptional professional and personal achievement. Recipients must be present at the Hall of Fame ceremony in order to be inducted. Candidates cannot be inducted posthumously. Self-nominations are discouraged.

The criteria include:

  • Graduated from the FSU College of Business (any degree)
  • Exceptional Career Background
  • Significant Professional Recognitions (industry/association awards)
  • Community Involvement and Recognition
  • Service to the College of Business and Florida State University


Allan Bense
MBA '74
Chairman, President and CEO
Bense Enterprises Inc.
Former Speaker,
Florida House of Representatives;
Chairman, Florida State University
Board of Trustees
Dean Cash
MBA '75
President and CEO
ATEL Capital Group
John Culver
Hospitality Management '82
Group President
Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific
Channel Development and Emerging Brands
Fred Tresca
Accounting and Finance '82
Co-founder, Principal and Managing Director
Branta Group


Tickets to the College of Business Hall of Fame, a black-tie-optional event, are $75 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information on the college’s Hall of Fame, contact Marissa Langston, Director of Alumni Engagement, at (850) 645-7162 or


Past Inductees