WHO WE ARE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Thomas White, Ph.D. Founder and Executive Director, Inaugural Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Business Ethics, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Professor White is the author of seven books (Right and Wrong, Discovering Philosophy, Business Ethics, Men and Women at Work, In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier, Socrates Comes to Wall Street, Conversation About America) and numerous articles on topics ranging from sixteenth-century renaissance humanism to business ethics.

The main focus of his research is the philosophical and ethical implications of scientific research on whales and dolphins.  He argues that such practices as the captivity of dolphins and orcas, the deaths and injuries of dolphins in connection with hunting and fishing practices and attempts to bring back commercial whaling are all ethically indefensible.

Professor White is a scientific advisor to the Wild Dolphin Project, a research organization studying Atlantic-spotted dolphins in the Bahamas.  He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and served as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.’s 2007/8 Year of the Dolphin Program. He is also Founder and Director of the International Business Ethics Case Competition.

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Kenneth E. Goodpaster, Ph.D., Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics–Emeritus, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Kenneth Goodpaster earned his A.B. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan.  He taught philosophy at the University of Notre Dame during the 1970s before joining the Harvard Business School faculty in 1980.

In 1990, Goodpaster accepted the David and Barbara Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas (MN).  At St. Thomas, he introduced a Great Books Seminar for graduate students in business, law, education, and engineering.

His book Conscience and Corporate Culture (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) received generous praise from reviewers and he contributed to Vocation of the Business Leader, issued by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (2012) and Respect in Action: Applying Subsidiarity in Business (UST Center for Catholic Studies, 2015).

Goodpaster served for a number of years as an Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly and was Executive Editor of Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2012) which received the 2014 Academy of Management Best Book Award.

In 2014, he was named to Ethisphere Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics—and was honored by the Society for Business Ethics for a “Career of Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in the Field of Business Ethics.”  He is now Professor Emeritus in the St. Thomas Opus College of Business.

Goodpaster’s wife Harriet is a nationally-recognized equestrian and a (retired) software engineer. They have three children, four grandchildren — and a Morgan horse.

Tim Mazur, Ethics Officer, United Technologies

Tim’s career as a business ethicist has spanned 32 years. During that time, he’s held multiple leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies, professional associations, nonprofit ethics centers, and universities. Currently Tim is lead senior ethics and compliance officer at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), where he is
responsible for leading the Ethics and Compliance program for the 11,500 employees of Pratt & Whitney’s Operations organization. In this role, Tim conducts internal ethics investigations, manages anti-corruption compliance, designs and delivers ethics training, produces and implements annual ethics and compliance communication plans, and more.


Tim is also the treasurer, and ex officio member of the board of directors, of the Society for Business Ethics (SBE), the global professional association for business ethics scholars and professors. Tim’s appointment represents only the second time in SBE’s 38-year history that a practitioner has sat on the board. Prior to UTC, Tim completed a two-year appointment as the Bill Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Wyoming’s College of Business (UW). Tim taught 10 sections of three courses, including Business Ethics and Marketing Ethics. He also represented UW in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, a consortium of business ethics professors from 11 mountain-state universities. Previously, Tim spent eight years as the chief operating officer of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), the world’s leading professional association for ethics and compliance officers and their staffs. Tim helped lead the ECOA’s pursuit of its mission from two perspectives: operational and functional. As operations leader, Tim managed the association’s $3 million budget and led its staff of twelve. On the functional side, Tim leveraged his
experience as a corporate ethics officer to help shape the association’s strategy and work with hundreds of members on how to create effective ethics and compliance programs. Prior to joining the ECOA, Tim was vice president, ethics, at Countrywide Financial Corporation, at that time the largest mortgage lender in the world. Tim joined Countrywide after serving as regional ethics and compliance officer and regional privacy officer for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield—a healthcare insurance company—in Colorado and Nevada. Tim’s early years in business ethics were as a management consultant, at times with KPMG LLP, the Council for Ethics in Economics, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Josephson Institute for the Advancement of Ethics,
and the Ethics Resource Center (now the Ethics & Compliance Initiative). All told, Tim has helped over-50 organizations reshape their law-based compliance programs into values-based ethics programs. Prior to his professorship in Wyoming, Tim taught in the M.B.A. programs at five U.S. universities, published numerous professional and academic articles, and served as executive-in-residence at a U.S. business school. He
has sat on the boards of three nonprofit organizations and appeared on national television, in print, online, and on radio as a business commentator. He worked on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Congress; delivered testimony at a hearing
before the U.S. Sentencing Commission; has written two book chapters and multiple encyclopedia entries; and, in a criminal matter, served as an expert witness to the U.S. Department of Justice for judging the effectiveness of an ethics and compliance program.

Tim earned his M.B.A. degree in business economics and public policy at The George Washington University (Washington, D.C., USA) and a B.A. degree in political science at San Diego State University (California, USA). He is the proud father of three young men and soon will celebrate the 40th anniversary of an infamous first date with his wife, Nancy.

EXECUTIVE STAFF

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Kirsten A. Scanlin, Senior Associate Director and Director of Operations

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Sally Yeh

Sally Yeh, President, SunStar Idea Exchange

Sally Yeh has 25 years of experience in the health and beauty, cosmetics and retail industries. She is currently the president of SunStar Idea Exchange, Inc., an Irvine, Califonia based consulting firm which provides a “think tank” environment for privately-held companies to evaluate concepts, develop branding strategies and orchestrate progressive phases of positive growth. Sally is the former president of Murad, Inc. and former CEO of  Xel, Inc., a subsidiary of Bijan Group of Companies.

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Barney Rosenberg, Meggitt PLC

Barney Rosenberg is the former Vice President, Ethics and Business Conduct for the UK company, Meggitt PLC. He has previously held significant positions at LRN, Northrop Grumman, Mattel and Pitney Bowes. A remarkably multi-talented individual, Barney was recently asked by the U. S. State Department to serve as a guest lecturer in Africa on business ethics as well as U.S. electoral politics. His commitment to making the world a better place was first evident in his decision to serve in the Peace Corps in Brazil.