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Moore School of Business to honor alumni, friends

Contact: Peggy Binette 803-777-5400

Alumni and friends of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina are invited to attend the school’s 2011 Business Leadership Dinner and Awards Program Thursday, May 12, when three alumni and one longtime friend of the school will be honored.

This year’s theme is “Bridging the World.” Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Proceeds from the dinner will support business student scholarships. Sponsorship opportunities, which are new this year, range from $300 as a donor, which includes a pair of tickets, to $25,000 as a presenting sponsor. Individual tickets also are available for $75 each.

Information on sponsorships and tickets is available online at

The 2011 Moore School of Business Distinguished Alumni honorees are Dave Loeser (BA, 1977), executive vice president for human resources and communications of Hostess Brands Inc; John M. Dillard Jr. (MIBS, 1999), president and co-founder of Big Sky Associates Inc.; and Craig L. Nix (BA, 1993), executive vice president and CFO of First Citizens Bank.

The Distinguished Service Award will honor John W. Bachmann, senior partner with Edward Jones.

This year marks the 26th year of the Moore School Business Leadership Dinner and Awards Program, which is sponsored in part by Tomlin & Company Inc. and Certus Bank.

About the Moore School Award Honorees

Dave Loeser

Loeser is executive vice president of human resources and communications for Hostess Brands Inc. His vast experience in human resources has included senior roles with Celanese Corporation, CompuCom Systems Inc., Quaker State Corporation and Continental Airlines. He started his career at PepsiCo, working both domestically and internationally, and with Gulf Oil Corporation after graduating from the University of South Carolina.

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Business Leadership Dinner and Awards Program

  • Who: Alumni honorees include Dave Loeser (BA, 1977), John M. Dillard Jr. (MIBS, 1999), Craig L. Nix (BA, 1993); Distinguished Service Award to honor John W. Bachmann
  • When: Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

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