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Bellarmine Names Cotton + Allen Partner Roy B. Hill Accounting Alumnus of the Year

Sep 08, 2010


Bellarmine University will honor Roy B. Hill as the school’s Accounting Alumnus of the Year at its 26th annual accounting alumni luncheon, on Thursday, September 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the Amelia Brown Frazier Convocation Hall on campus.

Bellarmine’s Alumni Association will also recognize the 25 previous winners of the award since its inception in 1985. Past award winners have included leaders of major corporations and partners in accounting firms.

Hill, who received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Bellarmine in 1969 and graduated second in his class, began his career with Yeager, Ford & Warren before joining Cotton + Allen in 1972. This began a 38-year career that has seen Hill advance the growth of the firm. He was admitted as a partner in 1977, named to the Cotton + Allen Executive Committee, served as Personnel Officer, was a member of the Compensation Committee, and served as the firm’s recruitment leader for accounting graduates.

Hill applied the lessons he learned at Bellarmine not just in his career, but also in service to his community.

At Bellarmine, he serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business, and has taught part-time classes, such as Intermediate Accounting and CPA Exam Progress classes.

Hill is also heavily involved in the Kentucky Society of CPAs, chairing multiple committees and teaching continuing education courses. He has also served on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America, Kentucky Department of Parks' State Parks Commission, Assumption High School Athletics Booster Club, Trinity High School, and St. Pius X.

Cotton + Allen CEO Bob Montgomery described Hill as “a shining example of what a Catholic education based in the liberal arts tradition can mean to an individual, his family, and the community he calls home.”

Tickets to the luncheon are $37.50 per person, or $300 for a table of eight. For reservations, contact Carol Huff at (502) 272-8240.

About Bellarmine
Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university offering more than 50 majors, as well as graduate degree programs, a doctor of nursing practice and a doctor of physical therapy. U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review consistently rank Bellarmine among America’s best institutions for higher education. The university is celebrating 60 years of academic excellence for lives of leadership and service.

PAST WINNERS, BELLARMINE ACCOUNTING ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
1985 - David Chervenak, CPA
Cotton + Allen
Bellarmine Class of 1958

1986 - John O. Kampschaefer, CPA
Bellarmine - Vice President of Finance
Bellarmine Class of 1954

1987 - Bernard F. Block, CPA
Courier-Journal - Executive Vice President
Bellarmine Class of 1958

1988 - Michael Larkin, CPA
Monroe Shine & Co., Inc.
Bellarmine Class of 1962

1989 - John E. Tobe, CPA
Laura’s Lean Beef - Chairman
Bellarmine Class of 1962

1990 - H. James Darst, Jr., CPA
Plainview Preschool
Bellarmine Class of 1957

1991 - Joseph R. Reinhart, Jr., CPA
Coopers & Lybrand - Partner
Bellarmine Class of 1962

1992 - W. Roger Drury , CPA
Humana, Inc. - Chief Financial Officer
Class of 1969

1993 - Windell W. Bowles, CPA
Bellarmine - Accounting Professor
Bellarmine Class of 1957

1994 - Donald C. Bobzien, CPA
Touche Ross & Co. - Partner
Bellarmine Class of 1954

1995 - John R. Bohn, Jr., CPA
Holdaway Medical Services, Inc. - President
Class of 1963

1996 - Jefferson T. McMahon, CPA
Arby’s/Royal Crown Companies
Bellarmine Class of 1961

1997- Bernard F. Thiemann, JD
Bellarmine - Business Law Professor
Bellarmine Class of 1962

1998- Charles H. Leis, CPA
Bramco, Inc. - President
Bellarmine Class of 1968

1999 - Carl Schoenbachler, CPA
Brown & Williamson - Executive Vice President & CFO
Bellarmine Class of 1969

2000 - Raymond G. Strothman, Jr., CPA
Strothman & Co. PSC - Managing Partner
Bellarmine Class of 1967

2001 - Kimberly B. Spalding, CPA
Narrowcast Partners - Chief Financial Officer
Bellarmine Class of 1982

2002 - Richard A. Dentinger, CPA
Cotton + Allen - Partner/RiverWealth Management Group
Bellarmine Class of 1956

2003 - George B. Merrifield, Jr.
St. Jude Foundation - Founder & Caboose Express Co. - President
Bellarmine Class of 1954

2004 - John Joseph Ackerman, CPA
Potter, LLP - Partner / Blue and Co.
Bellarmine Class of 1976

2005 - Francis Paul Lucchese II, CPA
VoicePad - Chief Financial Officer
Bellarmine Class of 1970

2006 - Richard A. Schweinhart, CPA
Ventas, Inc. - Senior Vice President and CFO
Bellarmine Class of 1971

2007 - Ralph G. Gronefeld, Jr., CPA
ResCare, Inc. - President & CEO
Bellarmine Class of 1981

2008 - William J. Deatrick, CPA
Brown-Forman Corporation - Vice President, Director of Distillery Finance
Bellarmine Class of 1982

2009 - Robert G. Bader, CPA
Trover Solutions - Chief Executive Officer
Bellarmine Class of 1987