Press Release for Thursday, May 15, 2003

Coggin College of Business recognizes business leaders

Three prominent business leaders and a University of North Florida professor were recognized today as recipients of the Prime F. Osborn III Distinguished Business Leaders Award.

Presented with the awards were: Dr. Gary R. Fane, professor and chair of the Accounting and Finance Department in the Coggin College of Business; Janie S. McLure, president and CEO of McLure Oil Company in Atlanta, and a 1977 graduate of UNF’s Coggin College of Business; Frederick H. Schultz, area investment banker and venture capitalist; and ; David A. Stein, chairman and CEO of Southern Industrial Corporation of Jacksonville.

The four were recognized during a luncheon today at the River Club of Jacksonville. The Coggin College of Business annually recognizes business executives for their long-term career achievements in providing leadership in both business and the community.

The awards are named in honor of the late Prime F. Osborn III, who was one of Jacksonville’s most prominent business leaders and served as chairman of the board of CSX Corporation from its inception until 1982.

Dr. Earle Traynham, dean of the Coggin College of Business, said he was pleased to recognize the accomplishments of the four individuals. “Each of our Prime Award winners has achieved significant success in business, and also embodies the enduring characteristics of integrity, strong ethical values and character that make them excellent role models for us all, whether we are in business or teach business.”

Dr. Gary R. Fane
A distinguished member of UNF’s faculty since 1975, Fane is an outstanding classroom teacher, scholar and campus leader. He has served as chair of Accounting&Finance, associate vice president and interim vice president of Academic Affairs. Well known in the Jacksonville accounting community through his service to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants, Fane is a long standing member of the board of the Educational Community Credit Union.

Janie S. McLure
An Outstanding Alumna of UNF’s Coggin College of Business, McLure is founder, president and CEO of McLure Oil Company based in Atlanta, a multi-million dollar wholesale gasoline and diesel fuel business serving the Southeast. Active in professional and community groups, she is on the boards of Atlanta’s Alzheimer’s Association and Network of International Alliance, while also participating in the Georgia 100-Mentoring Program, Executive Women’s Network and Oilmen’s Association.

Frederick Schultz
One of Northeast Florida’s most successful investment bankers and venture capitalists, Schultz was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1963 to 1970 and was elected speaker in 1969. He also served as vice chairman of the Board of Governor’s of the Federal Reserve System from 1979 to 1982. Tireless in community-based endeavors, he has focused on education, with significant benefit for UNF, embodied by his founding of the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership.

David A. Stein
Chairman and CEO of Southern Industrial Corporation, Stein is franchiser of Jacksonville area Burger King restaurants. He is also chairman of King Provision Corporation, an approved Burger King food and paper distributor and chairman of T.L. Cannon Corporation, a franchisee of Applebee’s restaurants. His wide ranging community involvement and philanthropy include the Jewish Community Alliance, which he helped to found, the United Way, WJCT Public TV, University Medical Center, the Greenwood School, and UNF.