National Honorary Members of Delta Sigma Pi

In recognition for substantial achievements and significant contributions in business, government, education, and ethics, Delta Sigma Pi confers honorary membership on select individuals who were not undergraduate initiates of the Fraternity. Traditionally, a National Honorary Member is initiated during Grand Chapter Congress.  Nominations can be submitted online and should be submitted prior to June 30 of even numbered years for consideration. Find more distinguished members of Delta Sigma Pi.
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National Honorary Members of Delta Sigma Pi Since 1939

Note: Title is at time of initiation.

1939
Walter D. Fuller
President
Curtis Publishing Company

 

1940
Glenn L. Martin
President
Glenn L. Martin Company

1947
James F. Bell
Chairman of the Board
General Mills, Inc.

1949
Charles P. McCormick
President & Chairman of the Board
McCormick and Company

 

1951
Ben H. Wooten
President
First National Bank of Dallas

1953
William A. Patterson
President
United Airlines

1955
Ernest R. Breech
Chairman of the Board
Ford Motor Company

1957
James A. Farley
Chairman of the Board
Coca-Cola Export Company

 

1959
Ernest S. Fields
President
Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company

1961
Charles R. Sligh, Jr.
Executive Vice President
National Association of Manufacturers

 

1965
Ben S. Gilmer
Executive Vice President
AT&T

1967
Alton P. Ochsner
Surgeon
Ochsner Clinic

1969
Edward N. Cole
President
General Motors Corporation

1971
A. Wright Elliott
Senior Vice President
National Association of Manufacturers

1973
Roger C. Wilkins
Chairman of the Board
Travelers Insurance Company

1975
Burt F. Raynes
Chairman and Chief Executive
Rohr Industries Incorporated

1977
John Nevin
Chairman of the Board
Zenith Radio Corporation

1979
William T. Beebe
Chairman of the Board
Delta Air Lines

1981
Roger B. Smith
Chairman of the Board
General Motors Corporation

1983
Karl Flemke
Chief Executive Officer
Junior Achievement, Inc.

1985
Victor K. Kiam II
Chief Executive Officer
Remington Products, Inc.

1987
Norman G. Milley
Retired President
K-Mart Stores Group

1989
Frank P. Popoff
President & CEO
The Dow Chemical Company

1991
Richard J. Riordan
Riordan & McKinzie Law Firm
Mayor, City of Los Angeles

1993
Karen L. Hendricks
Executive Vice President
The Dial Corporation

1995
Russell G. Mawby
Chairman of the Board
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

1997
James B. Hayes
President & CEO
Junior Achievement, Inc.

1999
Gordon Bethune 
Chairman & CEO
Continental Airlines

2001
Patti Holmes
Founder & President
Holmes Training & Development

2003
Greg Jones
President & CEO
State Farm Insurance Company

2005
Roger M. Tienken
Principle
JRG Industries, Inc.

2007
David Oreck
Founder
Oreck Corporation

2009
Arlene B. Hughes
SGB
Pink Poodle

2011
Stan Curtis
Founder
USA Harvest

2013
Ken Denman
Chief Executive Officer
Emotient

2015
Barry Salzberg 
Global CEO 
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

2017 
Alden J. McDonald
President & CEO
Liberty Bank