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November 14, 2013

BALTIMORE—Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management will name McCormick and Co. Chairman, President and CEO Alan Wilson as Business Leader of the Year at a dinner Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.

This year marks the 30-year anniversary of the Business Leader of the Year award, which recognizes those whose vision, effort and commitment to business ideals have distinguished them and their organizations as among the best in the nation. The Sellinger School has honored Brian Rogers of T. Rowe Price, Randall Griffin of Corporate Office Properties Trust and Eddie Brown of Brown Capital Management. 

“Alan Wilson’s commitment to excellence is something we value deeply at Loyola, and we as an institution, along with our students, are extraordinarily fortunate to remain strongly tied to a company of McCormick’s prestige,” said Karyl B. Leggio, dean of the Sellinger School.

Wilson has led McCormick and Co. since 2008. McCormick closed 2012 with a record $4 billion in sales. Since joining McCormick in 1993, Wilson has led different organizations—from supply chain to business units—and has held executive management roles within the company.

Prior to joining McCormick, he worked at Procter & Gamble, where he held progressively responsible positions in product supply, procurement and manufacturing. He served as a U.S. Army captain and toured in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Wilson graduated from the University of Tennessee.

Wilson currently serves on the boards of directors of the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, MeadWestvaco Corp. and the Greater Baltimore Committee. He also serves on the Business Roundtable for Education.

For additional information about the Business Leader of the Year dinner or to purchase tickets, visit www.loyola.edu/businessleader.

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management provides business education rooted in Jesuit traditions emphasizing strong ethical leadership, commitment to social responsibility, and a global perspective. With more than 100 faculty members and 2,000 students, the Sellinger School offers undergraduate studies and graduate part-time, weekend, and full-time MBA, finance and certificate programs on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia, and Timonium, Md.


For more information or questions regarding this story, contact Media Relations Manager Nick Alexopulos at nalexopulos@loyola.edu or 410-617-5025.