Nov. 19, 2013: HANNAH DAVIS, Founder and President of Bangs Shoes aims to demonstrate a new model of corporate philanthropy that sparks a new socially responsible edge for the future of retail. The Bangs method is to integrate fundraising for non-profit organizations into a for-profit business model. The Bangs mission is to “Stand on issues to help others stand on their own”. Every aspect of Bangs, from the name (Bang-zhu in Mandarin means “to help”), to the revenue model, to even the design of the shoes emanates this mentality.
Nov. 13, 2013: CYNTHIA COOPER, an internationally recognized speaker, best-selling author and consultant spoke about the importance of ethical decision-making and sound business practices. Cynthia was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year. She was also featured as one of twenty-five influential working mothers in Working Mother magazine. Cynthia was the first woman to be inducted into the AICPA Hall of Fame and to receive the American Accounting Association’s Accounting Exemplar Award. In addition, Cynthia is a recipient, along with Senator Sarbanes and Representative Oxley, of the Maria & Sidney E. Rolfe Award for contributions to educating the public about economics, business and finance. While serving as Vice President of Internal Audit at WorldCom, Ms. Cooper and her team unraveled a $3.8 billion fraud, one of the largest in history. Her act of moral courage helped directly influence the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which has been called, “…the most far-reaching reforms of American business practices since the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt.”
Oct. 28, 2013: JOHN TOMASI, Brown University Political Philosopher John Tomasi spoke on his book "Free Market Fairness." Learn more about John Tomasi.
John Tomasi's "Free Market Fairness" Book Review by The Wall Street Journal dated March 29, 2012.
Oct. 15, 2013: JAYSON LUSK
, Oklahoma State University Regents Professor and Williard Sparks Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics gave a talk on his newest book, “The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate.
” Jayson’s presentation was to a standing-room only audience (of about 160). Learn more about Jayson Lusk
Jayson Lusk's "The Food Police" Book Review by Time Magazine
dated May 6, 2013, Forbes
dates May 8, 2013, and National Review Online
dated May 20, 2013.
Oct. 7, 2013: DOUG MORAN, Bestselling and award-winning author, has more than twenty-five years of leadership experience working in a variety of industries. He has worked for Verizon and Capital One (where he was CIO of the financial services division), and served the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia as deputy secretary of health and human resources, chief operating officer of the department of social services, and telecommunications director. Doug's leadership consultancy, If You Will Lead LLC, focuses on leadership development, executive coaching, organization excellence, and infrastructure strategy. His combination of corporate, government, and voluteer leadership experience gives him a unique perspective on leadership challenges in all of these different fields.