LCS - HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR PLAQUES
Richard B. Bradford
Class of 1957
Rich, a Football All Ohio Backfield selectee in 1956 and in 1957 Athlete of the Year at LHS. “Richie” a three year letterman at Indiana University, Team Captain in 1960 and named most Valuable Back. His Indiana University B.S. & MBA setup his selection as one of 12 countrywide on General Electric’s Executive Development Program. The career with GE followed a progressive pattern including international responsibilities for Japan, Spain, Scandinavia and England. Performance awards included “Praestantia in Rebus Humanis” for outstanding contributions to GE Medical Systems followed by two Chairman GOLD Performance Awards.
In 1992 Richard had worldwide responsibilities as Senior Vice-President for Siebe Plc and Invensys. In 1999 he was noted by Sir Barrie Stephens as being the most respected on performance and credibility throughout the worldwide organization. His lectures in Switzerland, Netherlands and Italy on Corporate Performance were supported by the London Financial Times. In his “school board” position he initiated the program “Olympics of the Mind” and in a work program “Teachers Education in Industry.” His diversification is noted as well in his poetry being recognized and published in England and nationally being published in and for the Millennium.
Beverly Kay Wolford Hardesty Logan
Class of 1954
Kay was an accomplished musician, educator, author, philanthropist, and arts advocate extraordinaire. Kay’s love of music began when she studied flute with Professor McGinnis at LHS. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music from OSU and received a Master of Music from the University of Illinois. Kay was granted honorary awards and degrees from Penn State, OSU, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Kay was a staunch arts advocate. She often said, “I didn’t teach music–I used music to teach.” Known as an innovative, creative, and dynamic teacher, she excelled in using music to teach “the unteachable ones.” Her expertise was sought after by organizations throughout the US, England, France, Germany, and South America. Kay performed with numerous college university bands, several symphony orchestras and community bands. Kay was a principal flutist for fifteen years performing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Nearest to her heart was the Chautauqua Institution in NY. "For people like me who as a child had limited backgrounds and exposure to the arts, Chautauqua changed my life.” Always one to “pay it forward,” Kay more than “repaid” the many gifts life afforded her through her prolific philanthropy.
Class of 1966
Upon graduation, Mark traveled to Athens and Ohio University to begin his college education, as well as what would turn out to be the beginning of his 50 year career as a sports official. At the encouragement of another Hall of Fame inductee, Dick England, his officiating mentor, Mark enjoyed a lengthy, successful "career" in his avocation as a high school, collegiate and professional referee; including 25 years as a Head Linesman in the National Football League.
Along with the "stripes" came marriage, a family and a business career which called for relocation to the Hoosier state (Indiana), initially in sales with Anchor Hocking, followed by many years as a successful, self-employed manufacturer's representative, sales manager and speaker.
Many honors and achievements have followed, including the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's Center Circle for Officials, along with State Championship contests in both football and basketball, major college bowl games and 21 NFL play-off assignments, including five NFL Conference Championship games.
Mark remains involved in supervisory officiating endeavors, along with serving as the CEO of a software start-up, designed for officiating training and development.
Norman “Joe” Ogilvie
Class of 1992
Norman “Joe” Ogilvie graduated from Lancaster High School in 1992, winning the Ohio High School Golf Championship his senior year. He went on to graduate from Duke University earning a BA in Economics in 1996. While at Duke University Joe was a four-year letterman on the golf team and earned All-ACC, as well as Honorable Mention All-American Honors for the Blue Devils. Upon graduation, he turned professional, earning his Professional Golfers’ Association Tour card in 1999. Joe’s golf career included 15 years on the PGA Tour, which included one win (2007 US Bank Championship in Milwaukee), 4 Web.com Tour victories, and appearances in all four of golf’s major championships: The Masters (2 appearances), US Open (7 appearances), Open Championship (2 appearances) and PGA Championship (4 appearances).
In 2014, Joe announced his retirement from professional golf, ending his career at the Wyndham Championship, his 399th start on the PGA Tour. The Monday following his last PGA Tour event Joe joined Wallace Capital Management, a Securities and Exchange Commission, as a registered investment advisor. Joe serves on various corporate boards, private equity advisory boards and non-profit boards throughout the country.
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