Although he was a two-time OCAA Champion and national finalist basketball player, Brian Laundry (Business Administration - Finance, 2002, Financial Planning, 2003) is inducted in the Builder category. His efforts as a basketball player were incredibly important to the success of the teams he played for - he never hesitated to play his role and sacrifice for the group - but it is his post-athletic contributions that will be acknowledged in the Hall of Fame.
Brian helped energize the Bruin Brand into a collegiate juggernaut, he initiated the incredibly popular sheridanbruins.com web site, made huge contributions to the early versions of Sheridan's "Homecoming" Weekend, and planted the seeds of an Alumni outreach program that has bridged the 1967-2019 generations, allowing them to enjoy a shared history.
In 2006, Brian was the Chair of the Men's National Basketball Championship, and the event was an unmitigated success. Recently, the Sky Blue Endowment Fund has eclipsed $2 million in assets. A substantial portion of that number was energized when the president of Brian Laundry Insurance Solutions Inc.created a ground-breaking "planned giving" strategy for the Double Blue.
Athletic director Jim Flack- who also coached Laundry - was enthusiastic in his praise. "Brian did not come from wealth and privilege, but he worked his tail off at everything he did," Flack said. "He is the embodiment of our 'No Shortcuts. No Excuses' mantra. When someone needs a model for the power of effort and knowledge, Brian is the guy. No one is less surprised by his professional success than me."