Kansas Business Hall of Fame - Historical List

Year Name Area
2017 A.B. 'Bob' Hudson Businessman, Entrepreneur
2016 Georgia Neese Gray Banking, Agriculture, and Public Service
2015 Jess Cornejo Cornejo & Sons
2014 William B. Strang Railroad Builder
2013 Mark L. Morris, Sr. Pioneer, Business Leader, and Philanthropist
2012 Dwane Wallace Aviation Pioneer
2011 Joseph G. McCoy Kansas Cattle Trade Pioneer
2010 George E. Powell, Sr. Business Innovator, Civic Leader and Philanthropist
2009 W. Frank Barton Businessman and Philanthropist
2008 Fred Harvey Restaurant Owner & Entrepreneur
2007 Walter Anderson and Edgar Waldo (E.W.) "Billy" Ingram Businessmen, Restaurant Owners
2006 William Allen White Businessman, Country Editor, and Author
2005 John J. Vanier Grain and Milling, Cattleman, Rancher
2004 William Powell Lear Aviation Pioneer and Inventor
2003 Clara and Russell Stover Candy-Making and Sales
2002 Charles Quarles Chandler II Banker, Philanthropist
2001 Cleyson L. "C. L." Brown Utility and Telecommunications Pioneer
2000 Alva Lease Duckwall Entreprenueur, Business Builder, and Civic Leader
1999 Lloyd Stearman Aviation Pioneer, Aircraft Designer and Manufacturer
1998 Albert A. Hyde Mentholatum Entrepreneur, Business Leader and Philanthropist
1997 Warren Bechtel Construction Engineer and International Contractor
1996 Charles H. Hyer Boot maker Extraordinary and Civic Leader
1995 Kenneth A. Spencer Innovator, Industrial Developer Philanthropist
1994 Thomas McNally International Pioneer in Coal Processing Midwest Industrialist and Community Leader
1993 Ray Hugh Garvey Entrepreneur Extraordinary Agribusiness, Oil, Real Estate
1992 Fred C. Koch Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, World-renowned Chemical Engineer
1992 Clyde Cessna Aviation Pioneer, Aircraft Designer and Manufacturer
1991 Arthur Capper Statesman, Publisher, and Benefactor of Handicapped Children
1991 Walter Chrysler Automotive Genius, Business Strategist, Financier
1990 Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneur, Business Leader, and Philanthropist
1990 William Coffin Coleman Civic Leader, Industrialist, and Manufacturing Pioneer
1989 Bernhard Warkentin Miller, Banker, and Importer and Promoter of Turkey Red Wheat
1989 Cyrus K. Holliday Railroader and Promoter of Great Enterprises