Charles A. Cannon
Free Enterprise Hall Of Fame
Jack A. Laughery grew up in the small town of Guthrie Center, Iowa. He studied business at the University of Iowa, graduated in 1957, and joined the regional fast-food chain, Sandy’s in 1962. He immediately showcased a talent for managing people and, by 1971, was president and CEO.
ALAN T. DICKSON
Alan T. Dickson was one of the “founding fathers” of modern-day Charlotte, NC. In 1957 he joined the textile firm American & Efird, as director of quality control. He held a number of positions, and eventually rose to the role of president just ten years after joining the company.
DR. DONALD L. HENSON SR.
Anyone who knew Dr. Donald L Henson Sr. remembered him for his humor, gracious hospitality, warmth, and deep commitment to the service of others. Above all, he was a devoted family man, entrepreneur and philanthropist who embodied all that it means to be a free enterprise hero.
JOHN MEDLIN JR.
John Medlin grew up in rural Johnston County, North Carolina and quickly learned the importance of family and hard work. He knew he wanted to work for a company that shared his values, principles, and philosophies.