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Roll of Distinguished Alumni

Each year, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University recognizes outstanding graduates through induction into its Roll of Distinguished Alumni. Honorees have always represented a variety of industries and areas of the business world.

The 2020 induction ceremony will be September 25th and nominations will be open starting January 31st.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • An alumnus of the College
  • At least 10 years post-degree
  • Distinguished themselves by success in business or life at the regional, national or international level


The WVU John Chambers College of Business & Economics initiated this award in 2011 to coincide with the College's 60th Anniversary Celebration. New members will be added each year as the College recognizes the tremendous successes of its graduates.

The College has helped mold countless successful careers in areas such as business, government and academia; the creation and growth of new enterprises; and the development of opportunities for the well-being of West Virginians and people around the world. Our inductees will serve as a reflection of those successful careers, as well as role models for our students.


  • Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

    2019 Inductee

    Amy Cappellanti-Wolf is SVP & CHRO at Symantec, the world’s largest cybersecurity software company, based in Mountain View, CA. In addition to serving on the executive team and managing Symantec’s global human resources function, she leads Symantec’s Workplace/Workforce Strategy and Planning, Real Estate and Facilities organizations.

  • John B. Gianola CPA, CGMA

    2019 Inductee

    John Gianola is a retired partner of Ernst & Young (EY). From July1, 2001 through June 30, 2013 he served as the managing partner of EY’s Charleston, West Virginia office, with responsibility for EY’s practice in the State of West Virginia.

  • Nesha Sanghavi

    2019 Inductee

    Nesha Sanghavi is the owner and president of UG Apparel and chicka-d, two women’s fashion-focused collegiate clothing brands. She founded UG Apparel in 2008.