Al Hagemann graduated from SIUE to work for Arthur Anderson, LLP. He progressed to partner level in 1974, a position he held until his retirement in 1998. He has since made investments in several small businesses and was one of the founding members of Heartland Capitol Investments. Al is currently owner of Alfred C. Hagemann, CPA and serves on the board of several not-for-profit and financial boards, including Financial Counselors, Inc. Al served on the SIUE Foundation Board of Directors and was a founding member and chair of the Board's Planned Giving Committee.
Mr. Hagemann has played a critical role in the SIUE School of Business, creating the Hagemann Tax Learning Center in the SIUE School of Business Department of Accounting. He created the Hagemann Leadership Center and the Hagemann Endowed Scholarship Fund in the SIUE School of Business. Mr. Hagemann is a member of the SIUE School of Business Dean's Society, was named the SIUE Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1982, and is a Lifetime member of the SIUE Alumni Association. He is also a member the 2010 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame.