UE’s Delta Sigma Pi presents Business Leadership Awards

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

The University of Evansville’s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi bestowed its annual business awards on Thursday, March 23 in a ceremony on UE’s campus.

Bill Johnson, president and CEO of Farm Credit, received the Business Leader of the Year award. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc., was given the Business of the Year award. Bo Gebbie was presented the Young Business Leader of the Year award.

Johnson has worked at Farm Credit, a financial co-op that serves farmers and rural homeowners in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, for 33 years. Previously he was executive vice president for business services for AgriBank of St. Paul, Minnesota. Johnson earned his degree in business administration and finance from UE, and serves on the University’s Board of Visitors.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) is located in Princeton, Indiana. It employs more than 5,000 team members. Toyota has invested more than $4.3 billion into the 4.3 million square foot plant that annually produces 230,000 Highlanders, 150,000 Siennas, and 20,000 Sequoias.

Gebbie is currently vice president of sales and services for Evolving Solutions. He previously was vice president of sales, server solutions, for the IBM Corporation. Gebbie earned his degree in finance and mass communication from the University of Evansville. He has served as a Trustee and a class agent for the University. He is a member of UE’s Board of Visitors and the John Collins Moore Society.

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity, and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote a closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

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