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2017-08-25 / People

IUP Eberly College of Business Hall of Distinction inducts four


Gaus Gaus INDIANA, PA —Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology honored four business leaders, including a local woman and a Pittsburgh native, with induction into the College’s Hall of Distinction.

The induction took place during Lt. Col. Charles B. Stevenson Memorial Business Day at IUP.

This year’s inductees were: Jeff Gaus, president, CEO and member of the board of directors of Prolifiq Software, Portland, Oregon; Stephanie L. Perry, principal, Harkness Capital Partners, New York City; Howard Puterman, vice president/general manager of Nevada Enterprise Holdings; and Carol Washington, former chief operating officer at Life’sWork of Western PA .

Gaus received a bachelor science ofdegree in business administration from IUP in 1981, and completed post- graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration.


Perry Perry Perry received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from IUP in 1988 and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School. Perry is originally from Altoona and is a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School.

Puterman graduated from IUP in 1986 with a business marketing degree. He began his career at Enterprise Rent- A-Car in south Florida and has worked for Enterprise Holdings for almost 31 years. Currently a resident of Las Vegas, he is a native of Pittsburgh and graduated from Chartiers Valley High School.

Washington graduated from IUP in 1990 with a business management degree. She has more than 22 years of executive leadership experience and extensive background in strategic planning, board- community relations, fundraising, grant writing, donor based and special events planning.



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