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Moore School honors distinguished alumni

The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina honored seven business executives April 16 at the school’s 15th annual Business Leadership Dinner and Awards Program at The Medallion Center in Southeast Columbia.

Recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards are Nicole Ringenberg of St. Louis, Mo.; Emory W. Rushton of Arlington, Va., and Beaufort; Kent Satterfield of Greenville, and Robert H. Turner of Columbia. The Distinguished Young Alumni are Tito Echiburu of Seven Fields, Pa., and Ioana Tudor of Minneapolis, Minn. Michael R. Brenan of Columbia will receive the Distinguished Service Award.

Nicole Ringenberg
Nicole Ringenberg

Ringenberg, who earned a master of international business studies (MIBS) degree from the Moore school in 1985, is vice president and controller of Monsanto Co., a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation with net sales that totaled more than $11.5 billion in 2009. During her more than 24 years with Monsanto, she has worked in key management roles, including the lead of global commercial finance and operations, commercial lead for the Asia Pacific business based in Singapore and general auditor.

Emory W. Rushton
Emory W. Rushton

Rushton is managing director of Promontory Financial Group LLC in Washington, D.C. He joined Promontory in 2008 after serving more than 40 years with the U.S. Treasury in its Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. A native of Beaufort, Rushton graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the Moore school in 1965.

Kent Satterfield
Kent Satterfield

Satterfield is chief operating officer of Dixon Hughes PLLC, a top 20 U.S. accounting firm and the largest accounting firm headquartered in the southern United States. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master of accountancy (MACC) degree in 1977 and 1978, respectively. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, a board member of the S.C. Association of CPAs and a member of the Greenville Estate Planning Council. In addition to being a CPA, Satterfield is a certified financial planner and a personal financial specialist. He is a graduate of Leadership Greenville and the Furman University Liberal Arts Leadership Program.

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Business Leadership Dinner and Awards Program

  • Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: Nicole Ringenberg of St. Louis, Mo.; Emory W. Rushton of Arlington, Va., and Beaufort; Kent Satterfield of Greenville, and Robert H. Turner of Columbia
  • Distinguished Young Alumni recipients: Tito Echiburu of Seven Fields, Pa., and Ioana Tudor of Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Distinguished Service Award recipient: Michael R. Brenan of Columbia

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