ST. LOUIS – Jim Kavanaugh, a SLU men’s soccer alum and CEO and co-founder of St. Louis-based World Wide Technology, was recognized Wednesday night as the President’s Choice Award recipient at the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

“We congratulate Jim on this terrific and well-deserved honor,” SLU director of athletics Chris May said. “Jim has been very supportive of our program and student-athletes, and for that we are very grateful. We are always proud of our alumni who continue to make a difference in our community.”

Kavanaugh graduated from Saint Louis University in 1986. He enjoyed a strong Billiken career and went on to play professionally for the St. Louis Steamers. In addition, he was a member of the U.S. Olympic team and traveled with the team for 18 months.

Following his playing career, he co-founded World Wide Technology, where he is currently Chief Executive Officer. The global services integrator generates more than $6 billion in annual revenue.

Kavanaugh remains highly active in the soccer world. He is president of the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club (SLSG). In addition, he led a team that was awarded a franchise in the Unites States Soccer PRO League (USL PRO). FC St. Louis begins play in the spring of 2015.