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MARCH 2018

2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee: Judy Schmeling

Judy Schmeling HOF

Judy Schmeling (ACG '82)
President, Cornerstone Brands Inc. and
Chief Operating Officer, HSN Inc.

Judy Schmeling most recently served retailing giant HSN Inc. as president of Cornerstone Brands and chief operating officer of HSN Inc. During her 23-year career with the company, she also was chief financial officer, and played a pivotal role in growing sales to $4 billion for HSN’s direct to consumer retail portfolio and taking the company public. She currently is on the board of directors of Constellation Brands Inc., a Fortune 500 premium wine, beer and spirits company.  

Prior to joining HSN, Schmeling was managing director of Tunstall Consulting Inc., a corporate financial planning firm. She began her career at Deloitte & Touche, an international public accounting firm, where she held various positions of increasing responsibility from 1982 to 1986.

Prominent in the Tampa Bay business community, Schmeling was named the 2010 CFO of the Year in the public company category by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. In 2017, she was honored with the Outstanding Mother Award by the National Mother’s Day Committee.

Schmeling was FSU’s graduation speaker in December, addressing graduates from nine colleges, including the College of Business, and has served as a Charles A. Bruning Distinguished Speaker at the college. She is a member of the Robert Strozier Society, a Seminole Boosters Silver Chief member (with her husband, Donald) and a member of the FSU Alumni Association.

Last year, Schmeling was honored with the Florida State University Alumni Association’s Women of Distinction Inspire Award, which goes to women who distinguish themselves as leaders in their industries and whose hard work and determination inspires students and young alumni.

To learn more, visit the Alumni Hall of Fame webpage.

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