- Dottie Blair
- Tom Clement
- Frank and Tricia Grier
- Dr. Brad Jacoby
- Gary and Susan Soriano
- Carl Whatley Jr.
Establishing a successful business takes knowledge and confidence. Tom Clement garnered both from his Auburn Montgomery M.B.A.
Just a year after graduating in 1977, he founded Clement Consultants, later incorporated as Clement Contracting Group Inc., a construction management firm in Montgomery.
Clement’s education includes an undergraduate degree in building science from Auburn University and graduation from the Executive Instruction Program at Dartmouth College Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1995.
But according to Clement, it was the instructors at AUM who made the difference in his career. They were not only knowledgeable in their fields, but they also effectively transferred that knowledge to their students. Individual instruction provided by those who were accessible and supportive gave him the foundation for his three decades of corporate and community contributions.
As a local business owner, Clement understood the connection between a strong economy and a supportive environment for arts and education. This led him to serve with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, where he was instrumental in implementing extensive funding campaigns.
In designing the ASF campaign, he used experience gained from similar work for Auburn Montgomery, where he has been a tireless supporter of the School of Business. Clement has served as the president of the Alumni Association, president of the Advisory and Alumni boards and a member of the Auburn University Foundation board of directors.
He also served as co-chairman of the "It Begins at Auburn” Montgomery regional campaign for AU and chairman of the "Dreams Begin at AUM” campaign.
In addition, he established the Echota Dreamcatcher Endowed Scholarship and the Tom and Fran Clement Endowed Graduate Scholarship. Clement was recognized for his support of the School of Business at Auburn Montgomery by the naming of the Business Building as Tom F. Clement Hall.
In addition to the Auburn Montgomery recognition, Clement received a commendation from the Alabama Senate, honoring his accomplishments and service. Numerous other civic contributions include serving with the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Montgomery, the Montgomery Rotary Club, the Economic Development Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama.