Speaker Series Highlights Fall 2019 BELIEF Week
The NIU College of Business is holding its fall semester BELIEF Week from October 7-11, 2019. BELIEF is the applied business ethics program at the COB. BELIEF builds ethical business leaders through the integration of program development, faculty support, business community involvement and learner engagement.
The BELIEF Week Speaker Series kicks off on Monday, October 7 at 5:00 PM in Barsema Hall room BH 300 with a panel discussion entitled “Ethics Across Industries” where executives from the Engineering, Financial Services and Corporate Security industries will discuss the most significant ethical issues currently challenging their respective industries, and how those issues may cross over to impact the other industries represented on the panel. Panelists are:
• Joseph Sener, Principal/Owner at JPS Consulting, representing the Engineering industry
• Frank Scarpiniti, CFO at Hehmeyer Trading & Investment, representing the Financial Services industry
• Dominick Archer, Longtime Security and Loss Prevention professional
The second event in the series will take place on Tuesday, October 8 at 3:30 PM in Barsema Hall room BH 300. Jeffrey Yordon, President/CEO of Athenex Pharma, will make a presentation entitled “Relationships and Ethics: Keys to Success”. One of the most important elements of Mr. Yordon’s success in business has been his attention to creating relationships, which is a by-product of solid ETHICS and ethical behavior. Hear about Mr. Yordon’s successful career in the Pharmaceutical Industry that he believes is based on Ethical Behavior and the establishment of lifelong relationships in all facets of the business. Mr. Yordon will present actual examples of these two key factors as he walks you through the progression of creating billions of dollars of value for his investors and employees!
The final event in the speaker series is the BELIEF Week Keynote Address. Serial entrepreneur, NIU College of Law graduate and current College of Business instructor Jed McClure will present “The Ethical Organization: Lessons from the Front”, where he will recount his remarkable personal story that has been featured on many media outlets including Dateline NBC and the New York Times. In 2013, a business partner embezzled millions of dollars from one of Jed’s companies and killed two partners. At great risk to his own life, Jed spent more than a year exposing his former partner and uncovering evidence that would later be used in his arrest and conviction. Having survived two attempted murder plots and enormous financial loss, Jed is passionate about preventing fraud and teaching others how to protect themselves”.
The keynote address will take place at 5:00 PM in the Barsema Hall Auditorium. The entire NIU community is welcome to attend the BELIEF Week Speaker Series.