Annual Ethical Leadership Conference: Higher Education Governance and Executive Leadership

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Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership will host its Third Annual Ethical Leadership Conference on May 3 & 4, 2012.  Each year the Institute for Ethical Leadership hosts a conference to address ethical issues within the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.  This year senior leadership from colleges and universities around the country will come together to discuss what it takes to build an organizational culture imbued in ethics and how leaders from across sectors can learn from each other to enhance and renew organizations that benefit civil society.

Logistics & Travel
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Recommended Resources
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Conference Summation
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Full List of Bios 
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Featured Speakers & Panelists

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Anthony W. Marx, President & CEO, New York Public Library and Former President of Amherst College

Michelle Y. Lee, Executive Vice President, Northeast Region President, Wells Fargo Bank

Ralph Izzo, PhD, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of PSEG and Chairman of the Rutgers University Board of Governors

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May 3rd Panelists "Leader's Role in Building an Ethical Culture"

Jonathan Alger, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rutgers University; President-Elect, James Madison University

Ed Henry, President and CEO, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Former Associate Dean, Columbia Business School

Dr. Jerome D. Williams, Prudential Chair in Business, Rutgers Business School; former Chair at University of Texas at Austin and Howard University, Director, Center for Marketplace Diversity

Gerald Harvey, Vice-Chair, Rutgers University Board of Governors; Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Breeze-Eastern Corporation

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May 4th Panelists "Sharing Lessons Learned Across Sectors"

Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D., Director, Giving Voice to Values; Senior Research Scholar, Babson College

Laura Lonsdale, Compliance Counsel, Tyco Flow Control 

John Farmer, Dean, Rutgers School of Law - Newark; Former Attorney General, State of New Jersey; Former General Counsel, 9/11 Commission

Angelo J. Genova, Partner, Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster Attorneys-at-Law

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2012 Planning Committee Members

Jonathan Alger, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rutgers University

Michele D. Ansbacher, Corporate Chief Ethics Officer, Prudential Financial

Dan Bross, Senior Director, Microsoft

Gerald Harvey, Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors Rutgers University, Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Breeze-Eastern Corporation

Matt Statler, Richman Family Director of Business Ethics and Social Impact Programming, NYU Stern School of Business

Stuart D. Yoak, Executive Director, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)


Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership would like to thank our conference sponsors for their support & generosity.