Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO)

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Our leading one week, immersive course presented in conjunction with the Michael W. Hoffman Center for Business Ethics.

For more than 20 years, Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO) has provided participants with theoretical foundations, practical advice and certification to lead effective ethics & compliance programs at their organizations.

This unique intensive is led by a faculty of leading thinkers and ethics and compliance professionals. Over the course of one week, you will participate in a wide array of lectures, workshops and networking opportunities. Each lecture presents their unique take on topics important to ethics and compliance like:

  • Philosophy of Ethics
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Building Culture
  • Conducting Investigations
  • And More

You will be able to take knowledge learned at MEO and implement it in to your existing program or strengthen the role you serve in your organization.

The Michael W. Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University is the nation’s first and oldest institute that focuses specifically on business ethics. Your MEO peers include a diverse range of professionals in nearly every industry who understand the work you do every day and eager to network, share experiences and talk shop.

Managing Ethics in Organizations 2019 is scheduled for June 10-14, 2019. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for agenda and speaker updates.

2018 Managing Ethics in Organizations Agenda

Monday, June 11

Tuesday, June 12

Wednesday, June 13

Thursday, June 14

Friday, June 15

8:30 – 9:00


Robert McNulty, HCBE
& Patricia Harned, ECI

9:00 – 10:30

Building Partnerships to Establish a High Quality Ethics & Compliance Program

Gretchen Winter

10:30 – 10:45: Break

10:45 – 12:00

Building Partnerships (cont.)

8:30 – 10:15

E&C as Central to Business Strategy

Lee Augsberger

10:15 – 10:30: Break

10:30 – 12:00

Effective Ethics & Compliance Training

Joel Katz

8:30 – 10:30

The C-suite, the Board and E&C

Alison Taunton-Rigby

10:00 – 10:15: Break

10:15 – 12:00

E&C Risks: Identified, Owned, Managed & Mitigated

Jeff Oak

8:30 – 10:35

“Managing” to Be Ethical: Understanding What Drives Employee Ethical Behavior

Linda Trevino

10:30 – 10:45: Break

10:45 – 12:00

Determining Appropriate Accountability in a High Quality E&C Program

Carey Fenton

8:30 – 9:45

Measuring Program Effectiveness

Carrie Penman

9:45 – 10:00: Break

10:00 – 11:00

What They Don’t Tell You About Being an E&C Officer

Michael Hoffman, Patrick Gnazzo,
Leon Goldman,
Carrie Penman

11:00 – 12:00

Unanswered Questions

12:00 – 1:00


12:00 – 1:00


12:00 – 1:00


12:00 – 1:00




Certificates awarded

1:00 – 3:00

Ethics Principles: Finding the Foundation in Moral Theory

Michael Hoffman

2:00 – 3:00

E&C as Central to Business Strategy

Lee Augsberger, Prudential Financial, Inc.

3:00 – 3:20: Networking Break

3:20 – 4:20

Two Ethical Styles: An Interactive Exercise

4:20 – 5:00

Case Study

Mike Hoffman & Thomas White

5:30 – 7:30

Reception at the Embassy Suites

1:00 – 3:00

Implementing a High Quality E&C Program Globally

Yan Tougas

3:00 – 3:30: Networking Break

3:15 – 5:00

Giving Voice to Values: The “How” of Values-Driven Leadership

Gerry Dawes

1:00 – 2:310

E&C & the Law: When Policies Conflict

Joan Dubinsky

2:30– 3:00: Break

3:00 – 5:00
Conducting High Quality Internal Investigations

Denis Clarke

Evening Dinner

1:00 – 3:00

Building a High Quality E&C Culture: How to Keep Good People from Doing Bad Things

Steve Harris

 3:00 – 3:30: Break &
Group Photograph

3:30 – 5:00

Extending Your High Quality Program to Third Parties and the Supply Chain

Eve Mitchell

12:30 – 2:30

Course ends 

2018 MEO Course Faculty


Deborah is a Director with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), is a leader within the EY Americas Ethics and Compliance team and is the EY US & Americas Data Protection Leader. As part of the EY Americas Ethics and Compliance leadership team, leveraging her 20 years’ experience in ethics and compliance, Deborah and her colleagues provide directional input to the program including legal and regulatory compliance, policy management, communication, incident response, accountability, risk assessment and monitoring. As the US and Americas Data Protection Leader, Deborah manages a team of individuals who are responsible for and provide assistance with the operation of the EY Americas data protection program.

Previous to her current position, Deborah was a leader in EY’s national compliance advisory services practice where she helped clients assess, implement, improve and monitor the effectiveness of their ethics, compliance and data protection programs. Deborah’s clients included a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, and government agencies. Her experience also includes conducting anti-fraud risk assessments, enterprise risk management (ERM) assessments, and implementing regulatory compliance data analytics program monitoring including eGRC (enterprise governance, risk and compliance) solutions.

Deborah received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a certified ethics and compliance professional (CCEP) through the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics as well as a certified information privacy professional (CIPP) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Deborah is the author of “Compliance Program Effectiveness” Published by Aspen Publications, “What You Should Know About Screening for Excluded Individuals and Entities”, published by Commerce Clearing House, “Look for Compliance Risks Hiding in the Registration Form” published by the Physician Practice Compliance Report , “Evidencing Effectiveness of Your Compliance Program” published by The Compliance Officer and “Broken Windows in Compliance” published by the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics., and has spoken at various conferences on these topics.

Outside of work, Deborah enjoys writing, baking and cycling, spending time with her children, family and friends as well as volunteering with her church and the community.


Lee Augsburger is senior vice president and chief ethics & compliance officer in the Law, Compliance and Business Ethics unit of Prudential Financial, Inc., responsible for overseeing the company’s global compliance organization of more than 500 staff worldwide and the company’s global business ethics efforts.

Augsburger joined Prudential in 1997 in the Law Department and has served in a variety of leadership positions, including chief legal officer for the Annuities business; and vice president, Compliance, in the Investment division, where he was responsible for managing compliance programs for the retirement services, institutional brokerage, and asset management businesses and mutual funds. He transferred to the Compliance Department in 2000 and was appointed global chief compliance officer in 2007 and global chief ethics officer in 2009.

Previously, Augsburger was employed with PriceWaterhouse, as a director in Regulatory Consulting Practice; as an associate with Bell, Boyd & Lloyd; and with Smith Barney where he was deputy general counsel for its mutual fund organization.

Augsburger has an undergraduate degree in communications from Wheaton College and a JD from IIT/Chicago Kent College of Law. He was adjunct faculty at New York Law School, from 2009-2014 developing and teaching Compliance for Global Financial Services Companies for its financial services LLM program.

He is a member of the bar of Illinois and various industry organizations including the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University. Augsburger also serves as Board Chair for the Ethics & Compliance Association and the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, and is former Chair of the Board of National Society of Compliance Professionals. The Ethisphere Institute named Augsburger to its 2014 List of the 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics.


Karen Clapsaddle is the Director, Ethics Investigations & Enterprise Operations, for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mrs. Clapsaddle joined the Corporate Ethics staff in 2004 and shares its commitment to an ethical, compliant, and inclusive workplace.

Mrs. Clapsaddle is responsible for the development and execution of internal Ethics program elements including LM’s Ethics Officer Training Program, Ethics Program Assessments, Ethics Investigations training, the LM Ethics database (COMET) of contacts and investigations, and the Ethics elements of the biennial LMVoice employee survey. She has operational responsibility for Enterprise Operations employees, overseeing a team of Ethics Officers, Ethics Investigators, and corporate staff. She represents the Ethics organization on the LM Sustainability Working Group, contributing content and data to illustrate LM’s governance activities in LM’s annual Sustainability Report.
In her 30 years with Lockheed Martin, Mrs. Clapsaddle has held a variety of increasingly responsible assignments including Configuration Data Management on the Hellfire Program, Contracts Administrator on the LANTIRN program, Senior Paralegal for Information Systems Company, and Ethics Officer for Integrated Business Solutions and LM Global Telecommunications.

In 2013, she received Lockheed Martin’s highest award, the NOVA, as a member of the Centennial Committee. The Committee promoted and celebrated Lockheed Martin’s 100 years of rich history and innovative contributions to our nation and the world.

In addition to her role at Lockheed Martin, Mrs. Clapsaddle serves as an Ethics Resource Center (ERC) Fellow, and is a member of the Defense Industry Initiative (DII), Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).

Mrs. Clapsaddle earned her Master’s degree in Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Central Florida. She was awarded a Litigation Paralegal Certification from Rollins College. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC). She enjoys speaking about and sharing best practices from the Lockheed Martin Ethics Program.

Mrs. Clapsaddle resides in Central Florida with her husband, Eric. They have two adult children and three lovely grandchildren.


Denis J. Clarke has over 20 years of experience in law, ethics and compliance, Denis Clarke leads the in-house Ethics & Business Conduct team within PwC US Ethics & Compliance which develops and maintains firm policies, ethics training and communications, and the firm’s AA/EEO compliance and governance program.

Denis and his team manage the firm’s Ethics HelpLine – providing policy guidance and receiving and investigating reports of alleged violations of policy and law – training and monitoring Ethics Liaisons in conducting investigations, and personally investigating some of the most sensitive matters.

Before joining PwC, Denis started his career as a criminal prosecutor in New York, practiced general liability defense litigation in a boutique New York City firm, and managed ethics policy and investigations in the Ethics Office of a global financial services firm.


Frank Daly is a Kallman Executive Fellow at the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University. Prior to his retirement, he was the executive in charge of the day-to-day operation of the ethics program at a major American aerospace company, a $30 billion Fortune 100 corporation. He was the officer responsible for planning, directing and executing the ethics program for the company’s 125,000 employees.

Frank has also served as a board member and chair of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (now part of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative). He was a member of the Working Group of the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct (DII) and a founder of the Southern California Business Ethics Roundtable.

Frank has written and presented frequently on the topic of business ethics. He has served on the “Managing Ethics in Organizations” faculty and was a part-time faculty member at the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Frank and Carl Oliver coauthored Business Ethics: The Path to Certainty, which was published in 2013.


Ms. Royanne Doi has been Corporate Chief Ethics Officer and Vice President at Prudential Financial, Inc. since April 1, 2013. Ms. Doi is head of the Prudential’s Global Business Ethics & Integrity Office and has oversight responsibility for implementing strategies to drive high ethical standards, educating the company’s global workforce and reinforcing the integration of ethics across Prudential’s businesses worldwide. Ms. Doi joined Prudential in 2009 and has been responsible for managing legal risks and reviewing risk assessment matrices for new products and services. In addition, she was instrumental in establishing the corporate secretary team to manage shareholder, board of director and statutory auditor meetings.

Ms. Doi held senior legal positions with major financial institutions in Tokyo, including State Street Bank and Trust Company and CIGNA/ACE Insurance. Ms. Doi is active with the US-Japan Council; the Japan In-house Counsel Network; the Association for Women in Finance in Japan; Japan’s Foreign Women Lawyers’ Association; the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan; and is treasurer of the Japan-United States Education Commission/Fulbright Program. Ms. Doi has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, with a concentration in Ethics, from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her JD from UCLA and is a member of the California bar.


David is a recognized leader in developing innovative approaches to measure and manage ethical culture. For over 20 years David has advised global organizations such as General Dynamics, Staples, Sun Life Financial, Schering-Plough and MolsonCoors on how to reduce people-based risks while improving productivity and corporate reputation.

A business lawyer by training, David received his J.D. from the University of California in Davis. As an attorney in private practice and as corporate counsel for Gamma International, David gained extensive experience in both bank regulatory and software licensing issues. He worked in Israel for CBS Records International as Director of Business Affairs and as a staff lawyer for El Al Israel Airlines.

David is a Kallman Executive Fellow at the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University and is on the International Advisory Board of Suffolk University’s Graduate Program in Ethics and Public Policy, where he teaches Business Ethics. A frequent speaker and panelist, David has appeared on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and WGBH. David’s latest book, The 3 Power Values: How Commitment, Integrity and Transparency Clear the Roadblocks to Performance was published by JosseyBass/Wiley in 2012.


Patrick J. Gnazzo was most recently the senior vice president and general manager of CA’s Public Sector business. Previously, Pat was senior vice president, business practices, and chief compliance officer at CA, responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive compliance and ethics program.

Prior to joining CA in 2005, Pat served as chief compliance officer at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) for ten years. As vice president for business practices atUTC, Pat managed more than 260 business practices officers worldwide who supported the implementation of the company’s ethics and compliance programs for all of its 200,000 employees in 180 countries. Pat joined UTC in 1981, from the U.S. Navy’s Office of the General Counsel. Pat’s last position in the Navy was associate general counsel, chief trial attorney and director of the U.S. Department of the Navy’s litigation division.

Pat is an Executive Fellow at Bentley College’s Center for Business Ethics, a member of the Procurement Round Table and on the Board of Advisors of the National Contract Management Association. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Ethics Resource Center, and the Ethics & Compliance Officers Association (both now part of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative), and as chairman of the Defense Industry Initiative working group. He is a frequent lecturer on ethics and compliance.


Leon Goldman, MD is the former Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. He took on that role in 1999. Prior to that he was in academic clinical practice at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Department of Surgery. He began his career as a general surgeon at the former Beth Israel Hospital in Boston taking on a teaching role and then became the Interim Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1994-1995. Following his retirement for clinical practice in 1999, he became the first the Chief Compliance Officer for the merged Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and in 2003 also became the Chief Privacy Officer for the Medical Center. He served in these roles until his retirement from the Medical Center in 2011. Following this he took on the role of Privacy Officer and Medical Director at Kyruus, Inc., an innovative company that develops software to simplify the access of patients into health systems. He served in this role until 2015.

Dr. Goldman was an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. In 2007, he received the Investing in Information Award from the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium for commitment and actions to improve the state’s health information infrastructure.

Dr. Goldman is a Kallman Executive Fellow of the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University and currently serves as the Chairman of the Executive Fellows.


Patricia Harned is chief executive officer of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). The mission of the ECI is to identify, certify and amplify the practices that result in the highest level of integrity in organizations, worldwide. The ECI accomplishes its mission by providing access to reliable research, a best practice community, and the certification of excellence in ethics and compliance.

As CEO, Dr. Harned oversees ECI’s research agenda and its networking and conference events. She also directs outreach efforts to policymakers and federal enforcement agencies in Washington, DC and she speaks and writes frequently as an expert on ethics in the workplace, corporate governance and global integrity. Dr. Harned advises CEOs and directors on effective ways to build an ethical culture and promote integrity in organizational activities.

Dr. Harned has served as a consultant to many leading organizations; among them Penn State University, BP, and the New York Stock Exchange. She has testified before Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. She was selected by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics in 2014, and was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in both 2010 and 2011 by the nonprofit organization Trust Across America. 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.


W. Michael Hoffman, PhD, is the founding executive director of the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (1976), and the Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics at Bentley University. He has authored or edited 16 books and over 100 articles, and has consulted for numerous corporations, law firms, and government organizations.

Dr. Hoffman served as the founding executive director of the Ethics Officer Association (now ECI), co-founded and was president of the Society for Business Ethics, and served on the advisory board of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations.

He received the Humanist of the Year Award from The Ethical Society of Boston in 2007, the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics Award for lifetime contributions to the profession in 2009, the lifetime achievement award for distinguished service to the field of business ethics from the Society for Business Ethics in 2011, the Champion’s Award from the Central and European Management Association for responsible management education in 2011, a lifetime achievement award in the field of ethics and compliance by the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association in 2012, the Mee Family Prize, a Bentley lifetime achievement award for scholarly research in 2013, and the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Transylvania University in 2015.


Joel Katz is senior vice president, chief ethics & compliance officer and managing attorney for CA Technologies (“CA”), one of the world’s largest independent computer software companies. He leads the HR and Privacy Law Team within CA’s Legal Department that provides legal support to CA’s Human Resources, Administrative Services and Information Technology departments.

As chief ethics & compliance officer, reporting to the Audit Committee of the company’s Board of Directors, Joel is the company’s leading voice on compliance and ethics issues. He leads the team that creates and enforces all compliance-related policies and procedures globally and produces training and awareness materials covering compliance topics; manages the company’s Regional Business Ethics Councils (consisting of approximately 25 senior business leaders); oversees all compliance-related investigations and associated remediation; and, serves as the company’s leading voice and main evangelist on the importance of maintaining a strong ethical, compliance-based corporate culture.

Joel serves as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Ethics & Compliance Association (where he serves as Vice-Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee) and the Ethics Research Center. He is also a contributing editor to Compliance Week magazine and a frequent speaker on compliance-related issues.
Joel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. (with distinction) from Hofstra University School of Law where he was an articles editor for the Hofstra Labor Law Journal. Joel is a member of the Connecticut, New York, North Carolina and South Carolina Bars.

Legal Areas of Responsibility: Ethics and Compliance, HR, Privacy, Procurement, Real Estate, Global Information Services, Managing Attorney.


For 40 years, Joe Murphy, CCEP, has been a tireless champion of compliance and ethics in organizations and has done compliance work on six continents. Joe has published over 100 articles and given over 200 presentations in 19 countries.  Joe is author of 501 Ideas for Your Compliance & Ethics Program and A Compliance & Ethics Program on a Dollar a Day. He is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional and a member of the board of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. Joe was named one of The National Law Journal’s 50 Governance, Risk and Compliance Trailblazers and Pioneers 2014 and was a recipient of the SCCE Compliance and Ethics Award.

Joe and Rutgers Professor Jay Sigler wrote the first book on compliance programs, Interactive Corporate Compliance, in 1988, 3 years before the Sentencing Guidelines were issued. He was a founder of one of the world’s top online compliance training firms, Integrity Interactive (now part of SAI Global). In 2010 Joe wrote the authoritative white paper on incentives as part of compliance programs, Using Incentives in Your Compliance & Ethics Program , which was cited in the DOJ/SEC FCPA guidance document. He is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics.


Jeffrey Oak is Senior Vice President at Bon Secours Health System, Inc. (BSHSI). Under his leadership BSHSI’s ethics and compliance (E&C) helpline has been recognized as a “top ten” portal in the US; both its conflict of interest process and E&C education received best practice awards through a national, peer reviewed process; and BSHSI was recognized for innovation in E&C by both EY and the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University. Prior to BSHSI, he was the Chief Compliance Officer with the Veterans Health Administration, the largest integrated health system in the US. In addition to E&C, Jeff provides executive oversight at BSHSI for philanthropy, research, policy, governance and behavioral health.

He currently serves as: Board Chair of Blumont Inc.; Board Officer for Gettysburg College; Independent Member of the Board Audit and Integrity Committee for Trinity Health; Kallman Executive Fellow at the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University; and Expert Review Panel member for Global Ethics and Integrity Benchmarks. He previously served on the Board of the Health Care Compliance Association, the Advisory Group for the Ethics Resource Center Fellows Program, and President of the Yale Divinity School Alumni Board.

He has presented and/or published for organizations such as the Ethics Resource Center (now part of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative), American Health Lawyers Association, Bentley University Global Business Ethics Symposium, American Inns of Court, the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECI), and the Health Care Compliance Association. He holds a PhD in ethics from Yale.


Carrie Penman is the Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President of Advisory Services for NAVEX Global. She has been with the firm since July, 2003 and does custom ethics consulting work for NAVEX Global clients in the areas of program, risk and culture assessment; Board, executive, and all-employee training; and program strategy and integration. She serves as a government approved monitor/external ethics advisor for companies with government Administrative or Deferred Prosecution Agreements. Carrie also oversees NAVEX Global’s internal compliance program. She is the author of numerous compliance related articles and commentary and is regularly featured or quoted as a compliance expert in press and publications. Carrie was also featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Risk and Compliance Journal and most recently on the cover of Compliance Week magazine.

Before joining NAVEX Global, Carrie served as the Deputy Director and Ethics Officer of the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association (now ECI) from 2000 to 2003. In this role, Carrie managed the design and delivery of all member services including conferences, forums, executive education courses, benchmarking and research, as well as the Association’s internal ethics initiatives.

Prior to joining the ECOA, Carrie served as the Director of the Corporate Ethics Office for Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1994 to 1999. She was one of the earliest ethics officers in America and in this role, developed and implemented the first Westinghouse comprehensive, corporation-wide, ethics and compliance program for a global employee population of 76,000 in diverse business segments. Carrie joined Westinghouse in 1979 at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and advanced to the position of senior scientist. She moved into the corporation’s commercial environmental operations and remediation activities and then managed the development of the corporation’s environmental management programs.

Carrie is currently an Executive Fellow at the Bentley University Center for Business Ethics. She previously served on the ECOA Board of Directors and its Executive Committee; participated as an advisor for the research project on Ethics Programs: the Role of the Board, conducted by The Conference Board; and served on the Advisory Board for the Duquesne University, Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics.

Carrie is a regular speaker at leading ethics and compliance conferences and events. She is a 17-year member of the faculty of the Managing Ethics in Organizations course that is co-sponsored by ECI and the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University. She has also published on best practices in benchmarking and monitoring for retaliation.

A graduate of Purdue University, Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in textile science.


Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., O.B.E., is a well-known executive, leader and entrepreneur in the world of healthcare, life sciences and financial services. Currently, she is a Director of a number of public, private, foundation, non-profit, college and mutual fund boards (Columbia Funds, ICI Mutual Insurance Company, IWF Leadership Foundation, Mount Ida College, Blumont/IRD, and Boston Children’s Hospital). Alison has served as President and CEO of several public and private biotechnology companies (Mitotix, Cambridge Biotech Corporation, Aquila Biopharmaceuticals) and held senior executive positions at Biogen and Genzyme.

As an entrepreneur she successfully founded, built and financed biotechnology companies, including RiboNovix, a company developing antibiotics that are resistant to drug resistance. Her career includes the leadership of teams that discovered, developed and introduced a number of life-saving drugs, many for diseases that affect children. Today these drugs are used successfully to treat thousands of patients.

Alison is a speaker and teacher in high demand on wide ranging topics involving life sciences, healthcare and healthcare reform. She is active at the state, national and international levels as a representative of her industries, and has testified before federal congressional committees on issues of drug pricing, regulation, bioethics, and cloning. She is an active mentor to women entrepreneurs through a number of organizations including Springboard Enterprises and the IWF Leadership Foundation. She also teaches at a number of Boston area universities in postgraduate courses.

Alison attended the University of Bristol in England and the Harvard Business School. She has received a number of awards and honors. In 2002, she was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her work as a leader in the research, development and promotion of biotechnology. In 2009 Alison was awarded a D.Sc. (Honoris Causae) by the University of Bristol.


Yan Tougas oversees UTC’s global ethics programs, supporting a network of nearly 500 Ethics & Compliance Officers, managing the company’s Ombudsman program, coordinating the deployment of major communication campaigns and training initiatives, and ensuring that best practices are adopted across UTC’s business units. Ethical leadership is the focus of all activities under his responsibility.

Yan joined UTC in 2000 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the Legal Departments of UTC Power, UTC Fire & Security, and Otis Elevator Company. He took his current position at the Corporate Office in 2012.

Yan holds a LL.B from the University of Sherbrooke School of Law (Quebec) and a LL.M. from University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a Fellow at the Ethics & Compliance Initiative and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. Yan currently lives in Cheshire, Connecticut with his wife Gabrielle and their three children, Max, Mia, and Zoé.


Linda Treviño is the Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics in the Department of Management and Organization in the Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in management from Texas A&M University.

Her work on the management of ethical conduct in organizations is widely cited, and is internationally known. Professor Treviño co-authored, with Katherine Nelson, Managing Business Ethics; Straight Talk About How to do it Right, originally published by John Wiley in 1995 (seventh edition, 2017). She has conducted ethics training for the NASD and FINRA, and made presentations to the Defense Industry Initiative, the Conference Board of Canada, the Money Management Institute, the Office of Government Ethics, the Veterans Health Administration, the Human Resources Planning Society and at the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association and ERC Fellows Program.

Professor Treviño has served as a core faculty member in the Business Roundtable’s Institute for Business Ethics since 2004. She serves on the editorial review board of Administrative Science Quarterly, Personnel Psychology, and serves as associate editor of Business Ethics Quarterly. She also served as the division chair for the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management and as the Academy’s ethics ombudsperson. She was selected as an Academy of Management Fellow in 2007.  In 2015, Ethisphere Institute named her one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics.


Thomas (Tom) I. White is the Conrad N. Hilton professor of Business Ethics and director of the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University. Professor White received his doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University and taught at Upsala College and Rider University in New Jersey, before moving to California in 1994.

Professor White is the author of six books (Right and Wrong, Discovering Philosophy, Business Ethics, Men and Women at Work, In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier and Socrates Comes to Wall Street) 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.


Gretchen A. Winter, J.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (the “Center”). Ms. Winter also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois Colleges of Law and Business, as a Visiting Lecturer at the Universite de Cergy-Pontoise College of Law, and as faculty for various Ethics and Compliance Initiative, Practising Law Institute, and Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics educational programs, among others. She also is Program Director for The Conference Board’s Global Business Conduct Council, Chair-elect of the Executive Board of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, and a prior chair of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association Board of Directors.

Before joining the Center in 2007, she worked at Baxter International Inc. as Vice President and Counsel, Business Practices, and in that role developed the company’s global ethics program. She worked for Baxter in other roles as well, and was there for a total of 18 years. Ms. Winter also practiced law with the firm of Seyfarth, Shaw and was a legislative analyst with the State of Illinois.

Ms. Winter received her J.D. from the University of Chicago and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She serves as President of the Board of the Leadership Fellows Association of Leadership Greater Chicago and is a member of the Visiting Committee of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also has chaired and been an appointed member of a number of Illinois university and statewide higher educational organizations as well as a variety of not-for profit boards, including Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, Project LEAP (Legal Elections in All Precincts), and Evanston Hospital’s Institutional Review Board. She is a member of the Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Hall of Fame.

2018 MEO Hotel Block Reservations

A block of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels:

Embassy Suites

$215/ night single room includes COMPLIMENTARY WIFI Internet, full breakfast buffet, and nightly manager’s reception. Restaurant and lounge available on site

Hotel Tel: 781-890-6767 to reserve a room please use this link. Rooms reserved until May 18, 2018

After May 18th, please use their regular web-site or call the above number to make reservations at the Best Available Rate.

Hilton Garden
$200/night single room includes: Complimentary coffee, tea and decaffeinated coffee and COMPLIMENTARY WIFI Internet. Restaurant and lounge available on site.

Hotel Tel 781-890-0100. To reserve a room please use this link use the group code MEO18.

Rooms reserved until May 18, 2018

After May 10th, please use their regular website or call the above number to make reservations at the Best Available Rate.

The W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University is dedicated to promoting ethical business conduct in contemporary society. With a vast network of practitioners and scholars, and an expansive multimedia library, the Center provides an international forum for benchmarking and research in business ethics. The Center helps corporations and other organizations strengthen their ethical cultures through educational programming and consulting.

The Center has been under the direction of W. Michael Hoffman since its inception in 1976. It has sponsored ten major conferences on business ethics, the first in 1977. It offers executive education programs, publishes research, conducts national surveys, provides opinions and information to the media, hosts the Raytheon Lectureship in Business Ethics, the Verizon Visiting Professorship in Business Ethics, and the State Street Global Business Ethics Workshop, maintains an extensive business ethics library, publishes the journal Business and Society Review (BSR), books such as Ethics Matters: How to Implement Values-Driven Management, and consults with organizations. Its Board of Advisors is comprised of CEOs and senior corporate executives. It also has affiliated Executive Fellows and over a dozen Research Fellows from around the world.

Associate Membership in the Center carries with it numerous benefits, including a discounted rate on our journal BSR and other materials, and special research and networking support from the Center’s staff. To learn more about the CBE, please visit our website at or call +1 781.891.2981.

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is a best practice community of organizations that are committed to creating and sustaining high quality ethics & compliance programs. With a history dating back to 1922, ECI brings together ethics and compliance professionals and academics from all over the world to share techniques, research and, most of all, exciting new ideas.