Elevate Ethics 2022: The Future of Business Education in Law, Public Policy and Ethics
April 27, 2022
Tuscan Ballroom, Joy Burns Center
The Elevate Ethics series was proud to present a panel of high-level leaders and experts in their industries that reflected on the current state of education in law, public policy and ethics and charted a course for the future.
The three panelists understand the needs of students as they enter into the business world and have recently made significant contributions to the education of Daniels students as guest speakers and panelists in classes and symposia sponsored by the Institute and by the department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies.
Former deputy director of enforcement, regional director of the SEC and securities attorney
George Curtis is a retired trial lawyer who specialized in securities law-related issues. For 30+ years he defended accounting and securities professionals, officers and directors in a wide range of matters pending before federal, state and administrative courts. He has tried cases to conclusion in each such forum.
Founder and CEO of Common Sense Institute
Former corporate CEO and co-author of "Triple Crown Leadership"
Bob Vanourek, now retired, is the former CEO of five firms, ranging from a startup to a $1 billion New York Stock Exchange company. He is co-author of “Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations” (an International Book Awards winner, called “the best leadership book since Good to Great”) and author of “Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse.”
Former Chair of the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies
John Holcomb served as a professor for 32 years at the Daniels College of Business, where he was instrumental in bringing ethics, public policy and the global dimensions of business into the classroom.
Elevate Ethics Video Archive
Elevate Ethics is a signature event of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU). The event features a dialogue among senior business leaders as they discuss the state of corporate responsibility and integrity in business today. A complete list of Elevate Ethics speakers and the video link to watch each event is listed below.
George Curtis, former deputy director of enforcement and regional director of the SEC and securities attorney, Valyant AI
Kristin Strohm, Founder and CEO of Common Sense Institute
Bob Vanourek, Former corporate CEO and author of “Triple Crown Leadership”
Moderator: John Holcomb, former chair of the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies
Elevate Ethics 2019
Rob Carpenter, CEO & Founder, Valyant AI
Kevin R. Krauth, CEO & Founder, Orderly Health
Suma Nallapati, Chief Digital Officer, DISH Network
Josh Reitsema, Strategy and Investment Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Moderator: Tamara Chuang, cofounder and technology writer for the Colorado Sun
Elevate Ethics 2018
David Eves, President, Excel Energy-Colorado
Nancy Buese, CFO, Newmont Mining
Peter Lorenzen, Global GM, IBM Network Services & Senior IBM Executive, Colorado
Moderator: Doug Scrivner, Chairman of the DU’s Board of Trustees & Former General Counsel for Accenture
Elevate Ethics 2017
Douglas Conant, New York Times Bestselling Author; former President and CEO, Campbell’s Soup
Barbara Mowry, Founder and CEO GoreCreek Advisors
Mark Soane, Managing Director, Appian Ventures
Moderator: Buie Seawell, Professor of Practice, Executive Education, Daniels College of Business
Elevate Ethics 2016
Robert Swieringa, Independent director on the board of GE
Deborah DeHaas, Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer; National Managing Partner for the Center for Corporate Governance and Board Member with Deloitte
Gary Burandt, Executive Director of ICOM
Moderator: Bill Heck, Principal, Harlon Group
Elevate Ethics 2015
Federico Pena, Independent director, Wells Fargo Board of Directors; Senior Advisor, Vestar Capital Partners; former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Transportation during Clinton Administration
Scott Key, President and CEO of IHS; Member of the Company’s Board of Directors
Teresa Taylor, CEO of Blue Valley Advisors; independent director on the T-Mobile, NiSource and First Interstate BancSystems Boards of Directors
Moderator: Ted Willey, Founder & President, Willey & Associates
Elevate Ethics 2014
Andrew Crouch, Regional President, North America and APAC, Level 3 Communications
Mary McBride, President, CoBank
Rick Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Moderator: Bob Vanourek, co-author of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical and Enduring Organizations