Carolinas Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame
Honoring entrepreneurial legacies in the Carolinas
The Queens McColl School of Business, along with the Entrepreneurial Leadership Circle, proudly established the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2010 to honor the
individuals whose legacies still shape today’s business and economy throughout the
Carolinas and beyond. The McColl School is dedicated to developing leaders of high
competency and character who are committed to shaping their communities. The Hall
of Fame gives the School and the University the opportunity to thank the entrepreneurs
who have made lasting contributions and laid the groundwork for the major business
sectors in our region. The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo.
The selection committee for the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame consists of entrepreneurs, business leaders and historians representative of both North Carolina and South Carolina
- Former N.C. Governor Jim Martin, Chair
- Carlos Evans, retired executive of commercial banking – eastern U.S., Wells Fargo
- Joan Zimmerman, founder of Southern Shows, Inc.
- Dan Roselli, ELC chair and co-founder of Packard Place
- Louis Foreman, founder and CEO of Enventys and executive in residence at the McColl School of Business
- Terry Broderick, former dean of the McColl School of Business
- Richard Mathieu, dean of the McColl School of Business
The membership criteria, which was established by the selection committee, includes:
- Laureate can be founder or subsequent entrepreneurial leader
- Induction into Hall of Fame can be during active leadership role, after retirement or posthumously
- Business founded or led by laureate must have minimum ten-year track record, and must have positively impacted the community it serves
- Laureate must personally have contributed to the greater good of the Carolinas
To learn more about the Carolinas Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame, contact Suzy Plott at 704-337-2489, or firstname.lastname@example.org.