Launched in 1993, the Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Awards recognize leading Weatherhead alumni. We are pleased to list our award recipients below.

Congratulations to the 2014 Weatherhead Alumni Award Recipients!

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni who are transformational leaders, bringing credit to the university by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement and as good global citizens.

2014 Distinguished Alumnus: Anand Swaminathan, BA ’97, MBA ’99

Anand Swaminathan is the Managing Director of the Financial Services practices in the Western United States for Accenture, serving as the Global Client Relationship Director for large financial services clients. During his 18-year tenure at Accenture, Mr. Swaminathan has distinguished himself as a leader in mobile money, digital business models, cost transformation, retail banking and consumer lending. Through Y Combinator, he advises and invests in start-ups, having participated in more than 35 new companies. He also serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity in San Francisco. Mr. Swaminathan earned a BA in economics and an MBA in strategy, finance and operations from Case Western Reserve University. He is a guest lecturer in Weatherhead’s consultancy and marketing courses, volunteers in the Career Management Office, serves as a mentor to students, and participates in Massive Open Online Course panels.

View past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award honors alumni to recognize longevity and consistency of service and dedication to the Weatherhead School of Management.

2014 Outstanding Alumnus: Dennis Sullivan, MBA ’69

Dennis Sullivan served as executive vice president and president of Worldwide Industrial and Automotive Products for Parker Hannifin. During his tenure, the company’s sales grew from $50 million to $6.5 billion, with Mr. Sullivan being responsible for more than 80 percent of the company’s total sales volume. Mr. Sullivan received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University in 1960. He created a scholarship fund that is generously matched by Parker which has allowed the school to attract the top students by offering tremendous financial support. As an accomplished business and community leader, Mr. Sullivan provides an outstanding example of success and generosity for our faculty and students.

View past Outstanding Alumni Award recipients.