December 14, 2007

Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management names distinguished alumnus

Charles D. Fowler, President and CEO of Fairmount Minerals, awarded honor at 34th annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon

Charles D. Fowler

Case Western Reserve University's newest trustee—Charles D. Fowler, president and CEO of Chardon, Ohio-based Fairmount Minerals—has been named the Weatherhead School of Management's 2007 distinguished alumnus.

In October 2007, Fowler, a 1990 graduate of the Weatherhead's Executive Master of Business Administration degree program, became the university's 38th current trustee. Less than two months later, he becomes the 15th recipient of the Weatherhead Distinguished Alumnus Award. Fowler was presented the award during the 34th annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon December 14 at the Marriott at Key Center.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award annually is given to a Weatherhead School of Management alumnus who has a record of distinguished career accomplishments. The alumnus also will have demonstrated a strong commitment to the community through leadership in community organizations and philanthropic activities. Preference is given to alumni who have had direct and meaningful involvement with the Weatherhead School of Management and the university as a whole.

In addition to his most recent leadership position as a member of the Case Western Reserve Board of Trustees, Fowler has been at the helm in the mineral production industry for four decades. He joined Fairmount Minerals Ltd. in 1986. The third-largest producer of industrial sand in the United States, Fairmount Minerals has won numerous regional and national awards for its environmentally friendly policies.

Last year, Fairmount Minerals, which has supported the Weatherhead School of Management for more than 20 years, endowed the Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship at the school.

The inaugural Weatherhead Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented in 1993. Last years's recipient was Sam Srinivasan (MBA '73), founder and chair emeritus of Health Language Inc.

For more information contact Jason Tirotta, 216.368.6890.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, December 14, 2007 10:10 AM | News Topics: Administration, Alumni, Awards, HeadlinesMain, Weatherhead School of Management

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