Six alumni of IU's Kelley School of Business being honored at awards gala

  • March 26, 2014


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Six alumni of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business will be honored for professional achievement during the 45th Annual Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, March 28, in Indianapolis.

Being named to the Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellows are:

The 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award will be presented to Scott D. Dorsey, CEO of Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud in Indianapolis.

“We are very proud to count these leaders among our 100,000 Kelley alumni,” said Idalene "Idie" Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. “They aren’t just leaders in their fields, but also in their communities and among the Kelley School family. Their continued involvement with Kelley helps to keep us at the forefront of business education in our many diverse areas of study."

Vocalist Sylvia McNair, an IU alumna, Grammy Award winner and senior lecturer at the IU Jacobs School of Music, will perform at the gala. More information about attending the event is available at 812-855-6340 or

Here is more about those being honored:

Wai Keung Cheng

Wai Keung Cheng joined Wing Tai Holdings Ltd. in 1974 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the Kelley School in 1971 and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1973. He was appointed the company's chairman of the board in 1994.

Today, Wing Tai is Singapore’s leading property and retail group reputed for quality and design. Listed on the Singapore Exchange since 1989, Wing Tai is an investment holding company with a pan-Asia focus, particularly on key markets in Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China.

Cheng also is deputy chairman of Temasek Holdings Ltd., a global investment company wholly owned by the Singapore government, which has a net portfolio asset value of $173 billion. It has investments in financial services, telecommunications, media and technology, transportation and industrials, life sciences, real estate, and energy and resources.

In addition, Cheng is vice chairman of Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte. Ltd. and a director in China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co. Ltd., the first of bilateral cooperations between the Singapore and Chinese governments to develop a modern township in Suzhou. He is a director in Singbridge Holdings Pte. Ltd. for large-scale urban planning and development in China and Southeast Asia, and a director in Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd., Singapore’s largest academic health care cluster.

Other chairmanships assumed by Cheng include Power Seraya Ltd. (1995-2000), MediaCorp TV Singapore Pte. Ltd. (1997-2002), Media Corporation of Singapore Pte. Ltd. (1999-2002), global hotel group Raffles Holdings Limited (2001-2006) and Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (2002-2012), which owns the global shipping company American President Lines.

Cheng has served on many government bodies, including the Economic Development Board, Singapore Trade Development Board and Singapore Productivity and Standards Board. He also sat on national committees focused on small- and medium-sized enterprise developments and automation, as well as economic development and productivity improvement nationwide.

Theodore L. Koenig

Theodore Koenig graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with high honors from the Kelley School and has more than 25 years of experience in structuring, negotiating and investing in debt and equity transactions.

Monroe Capital is a leading provider of senior and junior debt and equity co-investments to middle market companies. It has invested more than $2.5 billion of capital in over 400 investment transactions since its inception. Recently, it was recognized by Global M&A Network as the Small Mid Market Lender of the Year for the firm’s notable transactions, expertise, track record, team leadership and, more importantly, client service. Monroe Capital also manages closed-end funds with approximately $1.5 billion of assets under management.

Before founding Monroe Capital in 2004, Mr. Koenig was president and CEO of Hilco Capital LP, a junior secured/mezzanine debt fund established in 2000. Hilco Capital arranged for and invested in over 36 transactions between 2001 and 2004 investing over $200 million.

Before that, Mr. Koenig spent 13 years at the Chicago-based law firm of Holleb & Coff as partner and co-chair of the firm’s corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and business finance groups. Before joining Holleb & Coff in 1986, Mr. Koenig spent three years in the Mergers/Acquisitions and Corporate Finance practice group of Winston & Strawn. 

Koenig also is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law with honors and a certified public accountant. He is a director of the Commercial Finance Association and a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth. He serves on the Dean’s Council of the Kelley School and the Board of Overseers of Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Allendale School, a nonprofit residential and educational facility for emotionally troubled children in the greater Chicago area.

Koenig was named the 2012 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year by The Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors and Grant Thornton LLP. Last year, he received the Torch of Liberty Award from the Midwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League, recognizing his achievements in both the corporate and philanthropic communities.

Cindy L. Konich

Cindy L. Konich, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1978 from IU and an MBA in finance in 1984 from the Kelley School, leads the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. She has extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning and risk management. Known for her staff empowerment and accountability in delivering significant results, Konich has contributed to the bank’s ranking as one of the top financial performers within the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

Konich became president and CEO in July and has been with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis for 30 years. She began her career in the insurance underwriting field. During these early years, she worked full-time and attended graduate school in the evening to obtain her MBA.

Upon completion of her MBA, Konich joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis as a cash manager and moved up the ranks. She also has served as the bank's executive vice president, followed by chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

Her effective leadership and demonstrated record of executing the bank’s vision led to the Indianapolis Business Journal naming Konich a 2010 CFO of the Year Honoree. The CFO of the Year Award recognizes stellar chief financial officers whose roles go beyond number crunching, to include technology integration, coordination of financing and long-term strategic planning.

Marc S. Pritchard

As the top brand builder and chief marketer of the world’s largest advertiser, Marc Pritchard oversees Procter & Gamble’s brand building disciplines including consumer and market knowledge, communications, design and marketing to build some of the world’s most iconic brands. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the Kelley School in 1982.

Under his leadership in 2010, P&G created a historic partnership with the International Olympic Committee, leveraging the Olympic Games through 2020 to both grow its business in virtually every part of the world and strengthen the reputation of the company and its brands. The first event of the partnership, the London 2012 Olympic Games, yielded record retailer activation, award-winning advertising campaigns and unprecedented public relations and social media activity.

Since becoming global marketing officer in 2008 and then global brand building officer in 2009, Pritchard has focused the organization on meaningful consumer insights, leveraging those insights to create big creative ideas based from the brand’s superior benefits, and that are powerful enough to engage people across all mediums to drive brand preference.

He has led brands in the health and beauty categories for P&G over the past 20 years. Throughout his career, Pritchard has led innovative branding and marketing campaigns, such as the “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, CoverGirl” campaign, which remains the mantra of the brand today. The signature brands he has managed include Sure and Secret antiperspirant/deodorants; Pantene, Prell, Pert Plus and Vidal Sassoon hair products; Crest and Scope mouth care products; and Olay, Noxzema, Clearasil and Bain de Soleil skin care products.

While on a short-term special assignment overseas, he created the first information technology strategy for P&G that included launching consumer branding programs through the Internet and creating scale for the company through innovative new systems.

He serves on the board of directors for the Association of National Advertisers and chaired the Ad Council in 2012. He is a member of the Kelley School Dean’s Council and has served on the Board of Directors for the World Trade Center Institute of Baltimore since 2001. In 2008 and 2009, Pritchard was recognized by Advertising Age as the No. 1 Power Player in the marketing industry worldwide.

Michael J. Tattersfield

Michael Tattersfield joined Caribou Coffee Co. in August 2008 as the president and CEO. He oversees the operation of about 600 gourmet coffeehouses; growing the domestic, international franchise and commercial channel business; and strategically developing and differentiating the brand and culture.

Tattersfield leads more than 4,800 Caribou Coffee team members and is accountable to the Joh. A. Benckiser Board of Directors. He recently led the transition from a public company to a private company and helped drive a greater than 10 times increase in the company’s market capital.

He previously served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of Lululemon Athletica, a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. For almost two years, he was instrumental in leading Lululemon Athletica through a period of impressive growth during which a 130 percent revenue increase was attained and in the company’s successful initial public offering that took place in 2007.

He also has been vice president and enterprise head of store operations for The Limited Brands, which operates more than 2,900 stores throughout North America. From 2005 to 2006, he was the senior operating officer responsible for full strategic planning and performance execution of a $6 billion revenue function within the Limited Brands Enterprise.

Before that, Tattersfield spent 13 years and held various operations, finance, branding and franchise leadership positions with Yum Brands, including as president of A&W All-American Food Restaurants and as managing director and CEO of Puerto Rico for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants.

In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1987 from the Kelley School, Tattersfield has an MBA from Harvard University. He is a member of the National Restaurant Association and the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

Scott D. Dorsey

Scott Dorsey, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the Kelley School in 1989, is CEO of the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. He co-founded ExactTarget in 2000 with a vision to help organizations use the then-emerging medium of email to connect with their customers and drive business results.

Since its founding, the company and its technology have grown to power the digital marketing campaigns of many of the world’s leading brands across email, mobile, social media and the Web. Dorsey has led ExactTarget from startup to one of the largest cloud IPOs on the New York Stock Exchange in March 2012. Following’s $2.5 billion acquisition of ExactTarget in July 2013, he was named the CEO of the Marketing Cloud, which now includes Radian6, Buddy Media, and ExactTarget’s suite of digital marketing products.

Dorsey is an acclaimed executive whose visionary business leadership has been featured by the world’s top media including CNBC, Fox Business News, and the Wall Street Journal among others.

He has also earned numerous accolades for his business and civic leadership, including 2012 Indiana Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year; 2012 Laureate Central Indiana Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame; 2012 recipient of the Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; American Business Awards Executive of the Year; TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology; BtoB Magazine's Who's Who List; MS Society Hope Award; Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40; and Junior Achievement’s Best and Brightest.

He serves as chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp. and sits on the board of directors for TechPoint and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the IU School of Informatics and Computing. In 2012, he served as chair for the Marketing and Communications Division for the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.

Dorsey also has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Platinum sponsors of the 2014 Kelley Alumni Awards Gala are Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and Wing Tai Holdings Ltd. Gold sponsors are ArcelorMittal USA, CenterPoint Energy Inc., Deloitte, ExactTarget (a company), FedEx Corp., Johnson Ventures Inc., Procter & Gamble and Simon Property Group Inc. Silver sponsors are BKD LLP, Bloomington Brands LLC, EY, Gibbs LLC and Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.  Bronze sponsors are Caribou Coffee Co. Inc., Ice Miller LLP and Markey's Rental & Staging.

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