Patricia J. Harned
Patricia Harned was named the 6th president of the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) in 2004. Established in 1922, ERC is the nation’s oldest nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and the advancement of high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions. ERC generates the U.S. benchmark on ethics in the workplace.
As president, Dr. Harned oversees ERC’s research agenda, leads its survey and benchmarking work for clients, and speaks and writes frequently as an expert on ethics in the workplace, corporate governance and global integrity. She also advises CEOs and directors on effective ways to build an ethical culture and promote integrity in business activities.
Dr. Harned served as a consultant to the New York Stock Exchange, co-authoring the first ethics training module delivered to all registered broker-dealers in the U.S. securities industry. She also served as a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board from 2008 to 2009, and currently serves as an Advisory Council member to the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative.
Dr. Harned has testified before Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. She also has advised Congressional committees and staff on ethics matters, including the establishment of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Office of Congressional Ethics. She speaks frequently to international groups, including the World Bank and others. Dr. Harned has been featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today and CNN, and has appeared on CNN’s “Paula Zahn Show” and the “Diane Rehm Show.” She also served on the editorial board of Public Integrity journal. Dr. Harned was named one of 2010’s “Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America, a nonprofit organization promoting trustworthy business behavior.
Dr. Harned holds a bachelor of science in education degree from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, a masters of education degree from Indiana University and a doctorate in the philosophy of education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Senior Vice President
email Moira McGinty Klos
Moira McGinty Klos joined the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) in October 1995, serving first as its Director of Advisory Services and more recently as the Director of Operations.
As Senior Vice President, Ms. Klos ensures that the ERC offers custom, quality services to each and every client. In addition, she oversees the Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Technology Infrastructure, and Human Resources functions. With her long-standing history with the ERC, Ms. Klos is often called in to manage additional areas that currently include, Development, Board Relations and Communications.
Before joining the ERC, Ms. Klos was employed by Ethics, Inc., the ethics consulting firm founded by former ERC President, Michael Daigneault. Ethics, Inc. provided ethics training and consulting to the business, legal, association and government communities. Ms. Klos served as the Operations Manager and Senior Consultant, as well as being a shareholder in the company.
As Operations Manager and Senior Consultant in a two-person office, Ms. Klos was responsible for all aspects of company business from financial management and logistics planning to the creation of materials and client services. She also assisted the organization in the preparation and execution of all written materials, often co-authoring articles with Mr. Daigneault, in addition to contributing her skills as an editor. As a Senior Consultant, Klos was the primary point of contact for all Ethics, Inc. clients including: United Way of America, American Hospital Association and the Environmental Industry Associations among others.
Prior to that time, Ms. Klos had a successful career in hotel and retail management. She began her career, after graduating from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1983 with a double major in Business Administration and Dramatic Arts, as the Front Office Manager of the Old Town Holiday Inn in Alexandria, Virginia. Most recent to her position with Ethics, Inc., Ms. Klos operated a sole proprietorship while earning her Masters in Public Administration with a sole concentration in policy analysis (1992) from George Mason University.
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