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UK’s Business College Recognizes 2010 Hall of Fame Class

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Joseph W. Craft III, Richard J. Huxley, Henry Clay Owen and Geoffrey Rosenberger are the newest inductees into the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics’ Alumni Hall of Fame.

Craft (Class of 1972) is president, CEO and director of Alliance Resource Partners LP, a diversified coal producer that was named by Business Week magazine as the nation’s 14th hottest growth company in 2007. In June 2008, Ernst & Young recognized Craft as “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Southwest Region in the energy, chemical and mining category.

Huxley (Class of 1980) is the owner of Richard J. Huxley, LLC and has over 28 years of experience in the investment field. Huxley retired in 2008 from Clover Capital Management as executive vice president – investment. Prior to that position, he was vice president and manager of the Capital Markets Forecasting Group at Chase Lincoln First Bank, NA (and its predecessor). Huxley, a resident of Fairport, N.Y., was also a recipient of the 1980 Wall Street Journal Award for academic achievement.

Owen (Class of 1961) joined the University of Kentucky business staff in 1964, and was appointed controller in 1969 and treasurer in 1982. During his 43-year tenure, he was instrumental in establishing UK’s automated accounting and internal control systems.

Rosenberger (Class of 1974 and 1976) is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) with CFA Institute (formerly Association for Investment Management & Research). Rosenberger started his career with Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. in 1976 as a security analyst and portfolio manager and in 1984 co-founded Clover Capital Management Inc. Rosenberger, a resident of Pittsford, N.Y., now manages his personal holding company, Lily Pond Ventures LLC.