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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.

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

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The WVU John Chambers College of Business & Economics initiated this award in 2011 to coincide with the College's 60th Anniversary Celebration. New members are 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.

  • Arria Hines

    CEO, Allegheny Science & Technology

    2023 Inductee

    As an entrepreneur, successful businesswoman, advisor, and mentor, Arria Hines is a recognized leader in West Virginia and in all the places where Allegheny Science & Technology operates. Arria’s passion to mentor and give back to small businesses and the community show why and how she has become a powerful, collaborative leader in today’s complex and rapidly evolving business and civic climate.

  • Charles Brown

    Vice President Global Sourcing & Supply Chain, Johnston & Murphy

    2023 Inductee

    Charles Brown is the Vice President Global Sourcing & Supply Chain at Johnston & Murphy and a 1980 alumnus of the Chambers College with a BSBA in Finance.

  • David Merriman

    Executive Human Resource Business Partner, PepsiCo

    2023 Inductee

    As executive human resource business partner at PepsiCo, David Merriman supports the beverage company’s South Division. He plays a key leadership role in shaping PepsiCo’s Talent, Culture and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy.