North Central College - Naperville, IL

Harold "Joe" Pletcher

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1987

After graduating from North Central, Harold “Joe” Pletcher served two years in the U.S. Army as a special agent in the Counter Intelligence Corps. Then in 1954, he joined the First National Bank of Chicago and later retired as senior vice president in charge of real estate in 2000. During that time, Pletcher received a J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School in 1962 and a master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago in 1974. In 2000, he founded PMC Associates, a real estate consulting firm. Pletcher has been a member of numerous professional organizations, including the University of Chicago Executive Club, Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association. He served as chairman of the board for Southeast Holding Company, Ltd. He was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Illinois Bar Association, Naperville Sesquicentennial Ball Committee, DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals, Naperville Heritage Society, Grace United Methodist Church and Who’s Who in Real Estate. At North Central College, Pletcher was a member of the Alumni Board, Board of Trustees and founding member of the Mentor Club.