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Last modified: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kelley School of Business to honor five IU alumni on March 10 in Indianapolis

March 4, 2010

Editors: Contact George Vlahakis at 812-855-0846 or if you are interested in scheduling an advance interview with any of the people featured in this release. Some of them may be available for brief interviews on the day of the conference.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Five alumni of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, including a business leader from South Korea, will be honored for professional achievement during an awards ceremony at the 64th annual IU Business Conference next Wednesday (March 10) in Indianapolis.

Being named to the Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellows are W. Michael Bryant, president and chief executive officer of Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.; Kevin D. Hall, executive vice president of Hanesbrands Inc. in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Young-Jin Kim, chairman and CEO of HANDOK Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. in Seoul, South Korea; and Michael G. Rippey, president and CEO of ArcelorMittal USA in Chicago.

The 2009 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award will be presented to Marshall Goldsmith of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., an authority in working with successful top managers and author of nearly 30 books, including the award-winning best-selling books Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back When You Lose It! and What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful.

The conference, with the theme, "Remaking America: New Strategies For Exceptional Times," will begin at 9 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Goldsmith also will be the conference's keynote speaker and will be joined by Mattel Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Eckert, United Auto Workers President Ronald A. Gettelfinger and Ernst & Young Chairman and CEO James S. Turley.

Information and online registration are available at 812-855-6340 and

Conference Gold level sponsors include: Allison Transmission, Inc., ArcelorMittal USA, BKD LLP, Deloitte, Eli Lilly and Co. and FedEx Corp. At the Silver level, sponsors include: CenterPoint Energy, Citizens Energy Group, Duke Energy, Ernst & Young LLP, Hanesbrands Inc., Hillenbrand Inc., Johnson Ventures Inc., Simon Property Group and The Pampered Chef Ltd. Bingham McHale LLP and the IU Center for International Business Education and Research are Bronze level sponsors.

More about those being honored:

W. Michael Bryant

W. Michael Bryant

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W. Michael Bryant (B.S. '78)

W. Michael Bryant is president and CEO of Methodist Health Services Peoria, Ill. Since 1999, he has led an integrated health system anchored by Methodist Medical Center, a 353-bed regional tertiary hospital complemented by a 110-employed physician network in 32 regional sites and a physician-hospital organization for managed care products. It hosts the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Family Medicine Residency site.

Methodist was the first and only hospital in Illinois to receive the state of Illinois' highest quality award, the Lincoln Gold Award for Excellence, patterned after the Malcolm Baldrige Award. Methodist has been the recipient of three McKesson VIP Awards for innovation and excellence in deploying health information technology. It was ranked seventh among the Best 30 Companies in Illinois to work for and has received three Summit Awards from Press Ganey for Outpatient Satisfaction and a Summit Award for physician office satisfaction. It twice has been named a Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital and designated a Nurse Magnet Hospital.

Bryant is co-founder of PeoriaNEXT, a consortium of research-based institutions which include global giant Caterpillar, Bradley University and the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (the largest federal agricultural laboratory in the U.S.). He was the inaugural chairman of the Peoria Medical/Technology District Commission, which is responsible for creating the environment that will support PeoriaNEXT and its relationship to surrounding neighborhoods.

He is currently chair of the CEO Roundtable, a group of business and community leaders committed to achieving the economic development agenda for the region, and is on the board of the Center for the Business of Life Sciences and the Dean's Council, both in IU's Kelley School of Business. He is a member of the Quality Improvement Committee of Premier Inc., the country's largest hospital consortium. He authors a regular monthly article on health and community issues affecting central Illinois and is a guest lecturer on health and life sciences for Kelley's M.B.A. program.

Prior to his position at Methodist, Bryant spent 14 years with the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, N.J., including 10 years as president and CEO.

Bryant graduated from IU in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in business, majoring in accounting. He went on to become a certified public accountant and began his career in Chicago with Peat Marwick and Mitchell, now KPMG. He began a career in health care administration after receiving an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.

H. Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith (MBA '72)

The American Management Association has named Goldsmith as one of 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management during the past 80 years.

He has received similar recognition from several major business publications. Business Week called him one of the "most influential practitioners in the history of leadership development." The Wall Street Journal said Goldsmith was one of the top 10 executive educators. The Times of London, Forbes, Leadership Excellence and the Economic Times all place him among the top five executive coaches.

Goldsmith, who earned his doctorate at the University of California at Los Angeles, teaches executive education at Dartmouth's Tuck School. He is one of a select few advisers who have been asked to work with more than 120 major CEOs and their management teams.

He is the author of nearly 30 books, including his latest Wall Street Journal best-seller Succession: Are You Ready? Goldsmith's 2007 book, What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful, has been translated into 28 languages and received the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. Goldsmith's latest book, Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It, came out in February and already is a USA Today Money best seller.

Kevin D. Hall (MBA '85)

Kevin Hall is executive vice president and general manager of the Outerwear Strategic Business Unit at Hanesbrands Inc. In this role, he is responsible for a $1.5 billion business that includes the brands Hanes casualwear, Champion, Just My Size and Outerbanks, and a large wholesale business that serves screenprinters across the United States.

Hanes is the No. 1 apparel brand in the market and the No. 1 outerwear T-shirt in America. Champion is a leading performance activewear brand and a top selling collegiate licensed brand on college and university campuses across the country.

Hall joined Hanesbrands in June 2006 as the chief marketing officer and had responsibility for U.S. consumer marketing activities across all product segments and brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Barely There and Wonderbra.

Previously, Hall served as senior vice president of marketing for Fidelity Investments Retirement Services Co. in Boston in 2001-2005. He helped build a more consumer-driven marketing organization and led the company through the development of a five-year strategic plan and subsequent launch of several new financial products and services.

Prior to Fidelity, Hall served in several marketing roles with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. He joined P&G in 1985, and early in his career managed brands including Secret, Sure, Vidal Sassoon and Pert Plus.

In 1993, Hall was promoted to marketing director, worldwide strategic planning, for P&G's antiperspirant and deodorant category, where he led the global repositioning of the Old Spice brand and worldwide expansion of the successful High Endurance deodorant initiatives. In addition to this, Hall developed the strategy and plans for globalizing P&G's overall deodorant business, and oversaw successful lead markets for its deodorant products into Latin America and Europe.

In 1995, Hall was named marketing director, North America hair care for Pantene and Vidal Sassoon, and he helped develop the strategy and marketing plans to grow Pantene into the No. 1 brand in the U.S. hair care category and into a $2 billion brand globally. From 1997 to 2001, he served as general manager of the company's Global Vidal Sassoon business, with responsibility for managing business teams around the world, including the launch of Vidal Sassoon into the People's Republic of China.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Wabash College and an M.B.A. in marketing from the Kelley School.

Young-Jin Kim (M.B.A.'84)

Young-Jin Kim is CEO and chairman of HANDOK Pharmaceuticals, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Korea and a joint venture with sanofi-aventis in France. Kim has been in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years.

He joined Handok in 1984 and spent two years between 1984 and 1986 working at Hoechst AG in Frankfurt, Germany, which was the joint partner of the company.

Between 1991 and 2005, Kim served as CEO of Aventis Pharma Korea. In 1996, he was appointed CEO of HANDOK Pharmaceuticals, responsible for overall business activities at both HANDOK and Aventis Pharma Korea. He now serves as the chairman of the board of directors of HANDOK Pharmaceuticals and sanofi-aventis Korea, a local affiliate of multinational pharmaceutical giant sanofi-aventis based in France.

Kim served as the vice chairman of the Korea Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association in 1999 to 2007, and as director of the Korea Management Association since 1998. The South Korean government recently presented Kim with the Order of Industrial Service Merit, which is given to those who have contributed greatly to the development of industry and the national economy.

Michael G. Rippey

Michael G. Rippey

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In addition to earning an M.B.A. from the Kelley School in 1984, Kim has a Bachelor of Science in business from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business.

Michael G. Rippey (B.S. '79)

Michael G. Rippey was elected in August 2006 as president and CEO of ArcelorMittal USA. Previously, he had been the company's executive vice president-sales & marketing since April 2005, with direct responsibility for all sales and marketing of light flat-rolled and plate products.

Rippey had been executive vice president-commercial and chief financial officer at Ispat Inland Inc., a predecessor company, since January 2004 and has been an officer of the company since June 1998. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer, with responsibilities for sales, finance, human resources, law and purchasing.

Rippey joined Inland Steel Co. in 1984 and had a career of increasingly responsible assignments within the finance organizations at Inland Steel Co. and its former parent company, Inland Steel Industries. The company became Ispat Inland Inc. after its purchase by Ispat International N.V. in 1998, Mittal Steel USA in April 2005, and ArcelorMittal USA with the parent company's purchase of Arcelor in July 2006.

He has a bachelor's degree in marketing from the Kelley School, a master's degree in banking and finance from Loyola University (Chicago) and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.