Randall W. Moore to receive Troy University's Distinguished Leadership Award

Posted: Wednesday, 18 March 2009

TROY, Ala. – New Orleans businessman Randall W. Moore will be honored on Saturday, March 21 with Troy University’s 10th annual Distinguished Leadership Award.

Moore, a 1978 TROY honors graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, will receive the award from the University’s Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., at the annual Alumni Reunion Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus.

“I really love Troy University,” Moore said. “I see the University growing and I’m so proud of it.”

The Distinguished Leadership Award is given annually to alumni leaders who go the extra mile in their careers, public service or devotion to Troy University, said Faith Ward, director of alumni affairs.

“Randall Moore is a tremendous advocate for Troy University,” Ward said. “He serves as a member of the Troy University Foundation Board and is a strong supporter of TROY athletics. Mr. Moore has been a gracious host to TROY alumni when the Trojans have played in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. We are proud that Mr. Moore is a part of the TROY family and we are pleased to honor his contributions to his community and our University with this award.”

Moore is chairman and chief executive officer of ETI, Inc., one of the largest locally owned staffing firms in New Orleans, and ETI Realty, a real estate firm that owns and manages property in the New Orleans area.

Moore previously served as vice president of finance for A.M.E., Inc., as manager of the audit department of Bruno & Tervalon, CPAs and as senior accountant in the audit department of Ernst & Young.

In addition to serving on the Troy University Foundation Board, Moore is chairman of the Louisiana Economic Development Board and is treasurer of the Coalition of Urban Business Enterprises. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Board of Certified Public Accountants in both Alabama and Louisiana. Moore was honored by TROY in 2003 as an Alumni of the Year Award winner.

Past winners of the Distinguished Leadership Award are: Alabama Attorney General Troy King; former Congressman Earl Hutto; McDowell Lee, secretary of the Alabama Senate; Bob Howell, longtime television reporter and anchor; the late Earl Watson, former TROY athletic director; Harrel McKinney, founder of Alabama Reference Laboratories and sponsor of the McKinney Medical Technology Scholarship at Troy University; Earl Johnson, mayor of the city of Andalusia and the driving force behind the Bibb Graves quadrangle renovation project; Larry Hughes, president of ICON; and, Al Head, executive director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.