Business Leader of the Year

As a premier provider of business education with an emphasis on ethical business practices and social responsibility, Loyola University Maryland's Sellinger School of Business and Management hosts this annual event to provide the Baltimore business community an exceptional opportunity to honor the professional, personal, and philanthropic achievements of one of the country's preeminent business leaders. Approximately 1,000 business executives, alumni, students, and faculty join together to honor the Business Leader of the Year each year.

Loyola will be honoring Alan Wilson, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of McCormick and Company, as the 2013 Business Leader of the Year. Wilson has served in his current role since 2008. McCormick closed 2012 with a record $4 billion in sales. Since joining McCormick in 1993, Wilson has led different organizations—from supply chain to business units—and has held many executive management roles within the company. Prior to joining McCormick, he worked at Procter & Gamble, where he held progressively responsible positions in product supply, procurement, and manufacturing. Wilson graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he attended on an R.O.T.C. scholarship. After college he served as a U.S. Army Captain and did tours in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. 

For more information please visit the Business Leader website.

Previous Honorees

2012: Brian C. Rogers - Chairman of the Board and Chief Investment Officer, T. Rowe Price Group

2011: Randall M. Griffin - Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Office Properties Trust

2010: Eddie C. Brown - Founder and President, Brown Capital Management

2009: Ellen J. Kullman - Chief Executive Officer, DuPont

2008: Gerard E. Holthaus - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Algeco Scotsman

2007: Mayo A. Shattuck III - President and Chief Executive Officer, Constellation Energy

2006: John C. Erickson - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Erickson Retirement Communities

2005: George A. Roche - Chairman and President, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

2004: William R. Roberts - President, Verizon-Maryland

2003: Gino J. Gemignani, Jr. - Senior Vice President and the Leadership of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

2002: John Paterakis, Sr. - President and Chief Executive Officer, H & S Bakery

2001: Robert J. Lawless - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, McCormick & Company, Inc.

2000: William L. Jews - President and Chief Executive Officer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

1999: Raymond A. "Chip" Mason - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Legg Mason, Inc.

1998: Frank P. Bramble, Sr. - President and Chief Executive Officer, Allfirst Financial

1997: Charles M. Cawley - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MBNA America

1996: George J. Collins - President and Chief Executive Officer, T. Rowe Price Associates

1995: Lawrence A. Bossidy - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Allied Signal

1993: Norman R. Augustine - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Marietta Corporation

1992: Michael D. Sullivan - President and Chief Executive Officer, Merry-Go-Round Enterprises

1991: George B. Harvey - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pitney Bowes

1990: Jack Moseley - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, USF&G Corporation

1989: August A. Busch, III - Chairman and President, Anheuser-Busch Companies

1987: Alan P. Hoblitzell, Jr. Chairman, MNC Financial

1986: William Reed Howard - President and Chief Executive Officer, Piedmont Aviation

1985: Hays T. Watkins - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CSX Corporation

1984: Thomas G. Pownall - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Marietta Corporation

1983: J. Willard Marriott, Jr. - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

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