Alabama Business Hall of Fame
Each fall, a select group of Alabama business leaders are inducted into the prestigious Alabama Business Hall of Fame. The inductees are chosen through a rigorous process after having been nominated by their peers.
Founded in 1973 by the Board of Visitors of The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce, the Alabama Business Hall of Fame honors some of the state’s most distinguished business leaders. More than 100 men and women have been honored, among whom include George Washington Carver, William Albert Bellingrath, the late Mildred Westervelt Warner and William H. Blount.
To be eligible for selection, a person must have been retired for three years or more or be of at least 65 years of age or older; made a significant impact on the development of the state by promoting the free enterprise system and entrepreneurship; by demonstrating civic leadership, and by their philanthropy and humanitarianism toward their fellow citizens. A continuing list of nominees is maintained and each year new names are added for consideration. Nominations from anyone are welcome. The induction cermony takes place at a blacktie dinner at the Bryant Conference Center on campus. The event also features a keynote speaker of national prominence.
As one of the State's preeminent awards recognizing distinguished business leadership, the Culverhouse College of Commerce has striven to ensure that the distinction placed on those inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame remains without peer. Through the sale of corporate tables, we are able to maintain the quality of this prestigious event, without using funds of the College, which are greatly in demand for other purposes. Corporate tables are also a way for corporations or individuals to honor inductees. For more information on the Alabama Business Hall of Fame or purchasing corporate tables, please contact Diane Harrison at 205/348-2930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.