Upon graduating in 1970, Dudley earned a degree in civil engineering from Purdue. While attending school there, he married another Beech Grove graduate, Marty Ferguson.
Dudley launched his career in Los Angeles, working for Fluor Corp. in the international engineering and construction business. Following assignments in South Africa and Chicago, he changed employers and joined the Bechtel Corp., where he was employed more than 35 years.
He served in a variety of engineering, project management and executive management positions around the world with postings in Houston, Bangkok, Singapore, London and Washington, D.C.
In 2008 he became president and chief operating officer, overseeing all of the company’s business units. He was elected CEO in 2014, operating in this role until September 2016.
Before these assignments he served as president of the oil, gas and chemicals business unit, president of the Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, country manager for Thailand and manager of the pipeline business for Southeast Asia.
Dudley, who earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston, currently serves as a director of Brand Industrial Services Inc. and the Inova Healthcare System. He also serves on the Engineering Advisory Council at Purdue, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2015. He previously served on the U.S. Business Roundtable and as a director of the U.S.-China Business Council.
He and his wife, Marty, reside in McLean, Va., and have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Teacher of the Year
Clevenger is known for greeting everyone with a big smile and saying, “What can I do for you today?”
And you can’t attend a school function without seeing him there.
He has served the district since 1996 and was honored as Assistant Principal of the Year in 1999 for District 7 of the Indiana Association of School Principals.
His accomplishments at Beech Grove include:
• Hosting two “Teaching in the Block” seminars for more than 150 teachers from throughout the state.
• Director of the credit rescue/recovery initiative and the Renaissance Program, which rewards students for academic excellence, outstanding attendance and being good leaders.
Clevenger, who plays a key role in the school’s annual Book, Postcard, Political and Paper Show, said the Renaissance Program is all about catching the kids being good. “The kids really are good. I believe in the kids.”
He was previously employed by Cowan Community Schools from 1989-96, where he served as a high school principal and an assistant principal.
Clevenger was the assistant varsity basketball coach at South Madison High School from 1987-89.
He spent 1975-89 at Blue River Valley Schools, where he taught physical, driver and health education and science.
He started his career as a physical education and science teacher for Monroe-Gregg Schools. He helped to develope the curriculum and coached varsity baseball and freshman basketball.
Clevenger, 66, and his wife, Virginia, are members of Pendleton United Methodist Church and have two daughters, Jamie (Harris) Haley and Carrie (Jason) Farrow, and three grandchildren.
He graduated from Monroe Central High in 1970 after earning 12 varsity letters. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Earlham, where he earned five letters in two sports and the Senior Athlete Award, and his master’s from Ball State.