Business leaders honored

Alumni inducted into hall of fame | October 10, 2002

The Williams College of Business is inducting former Paramount Parks President and Chief Executive Officer Jane Cooper and Home City Ice President and CEO Thomas Sedler into its alumni hall of fame. The ceremony takes place today, Oct. 10, on campus at a noon luncheon in the Cintas Center. The college is unveiling a new, permanent display of plaques recognizing them and the 36 previous honorees. The plaques contain each honoree’s name, photo and accomplishments. They are displayed in the Nieporte Lounge in Hailstones Hall. Cooper’s high school summer job at Paramount’s Kings Island in 1972 started her on a path that would lead to her position of president and chief executive officer of Paramount Parks, one of the largest theme park companies in the world. She received her her M.B.A. in finance from Xavier in 1995. Sedler spent his entire business career at Home City Ice, the family-owned business founded by his grandfather in 1924. He began working at the company in 1953 and attended Xavier’s evening college, earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1958. He continues to carry the title of president, though he has passed managerial responsibilities to the family’s next generation. “Through the hall of fame, we are not only recognizing the achievements of our alumni, but we are also generating enthusiasm and awareness among our students to encourage them in their studies and career paths,” says Michael Webb, dean of the Williams College of Business. For more information, contact Webb at 513 745-3528.