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Agenda for 2013 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Conference

April 3, 2013 Agenda

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Check-in and Registration

Location: HMSU Dede I

10-10:50 a.m. General Session

Topic: The Difference Between Compliance and Conscience

  • Mr. Tom Roberts

    Tom Roberts is the Director of Enterprise Management Services, responsible for several essential missions within the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). He enhances the DFAS culture by cultivating project-based principles throughout the organization; improves the development and proliferation of acquisition strategies resulting in best value contracts; promotes continuous process improvement throughout the enterprise; and develops and executes supporting agency capabilities and solutions to facilitate achievement of the DFAS strategy.

    He also serves as the agency’s Component Acquisition Executive (CAE) ensuring implementation and compliance with all Department of Defense acquisition and contracting policy and regulations. Prior to this assignment, Roberts served as the Chief of Staff for the Deputy Director for Operations. In this role he was responsible for work flow and staff action control for the Operations directorate. He assisted the Deputy Director in various other ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the directorate.

Location: HMSU Dede I

11-11:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

A. Business: Making Tough Choices in Ethics

A student-led session that will cover how to make decisions when faced with ethical dilemmas in which there is not a right or wrong answer.

  • Amber Kemp, Ivan Znika, Kyunglak Son, Brant Cook, and David Matherly,Indiana State University students

B. Music: Rising from the Ashes

The ethics in the cutthroat world of music and entertainment is highlighted, and celebrities that exemplify reinvention and forgiveness after horrendous ethical failures.

  • Dr. Ted Piechocinski, Associate Professor, Coordinator and Director of Indiana State University’s Music Business Program

C. Diversity: Mutual Respect in the Workplace

Presentation on an increasingly diverse workplace, and having respect for all parties involved.

  • Rev. Terry Clark, Instructor, African and African American Studies, Indiana State University

D. Government: Ethics: The Difference Between Compliance and Conscience

  • Tom Roberts, Director of Enterprise Management Services, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

E. Business: Standard Business Etiquette

An overview of how to conduct yourself in any business setting.

  • Arlington/Roe

F. Business: Integrity in a Corporate Work Environment

A presentation on the importance of ethics and integrity in a professional corporate setting.

  • Gene Farmer, Marathon Petroleum Company

G. Business: Financial Services and Sales

Real-life scenarios that are encountered in the workplace will be examined, and participants will discuss what they would have done in those situations.

  • Brian McLeish, State Farm Insurance

H. Criminology: Law Enforcement and Ethics Under Today’s Microscope

  • Derek Fell, Detective and Crime Scene Technician/Investigator, Vigo Country Sheriff Department

12-12:50 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Speaker

The Value of Values: Why We Should Care About Ethics

Dr. Paul Fiorelli is the co-director of the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics at Xavier University. He was also selected to become part of an Ad Hoc Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Commission in 2002-2004. Professor Fiorelli received both his law and M.B.A. degrees in 1981, and has been a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional since 2008. He has taught at Xavier University since 1983 and has been a tenured, Full Professor since 1994. He has received the following teaching awards: (1) the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003, 2005 and 2006, (2) Teacher of the Year for the entire Williams College of Business in 1995 and 1997, (3) the Teacher of the Year for Executive MBA’s in 1992, 1997 and 1999, and (4) the Lamp of Knowledge Teaching Award for the General Electric MBA program in 2002.Professor Fiorelli has consulted, researched, lectured, and written extensively on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. He completed a research grant regarding the Guidelines, funded by the Institute of Internal Auditors - Research Foundation. The outcome of the research has been published as a book entitled, "The Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Guidelines for Internal Auditors".

Professor Fiorelli has also authored or co-authored, numerous articles published in legal and business journals including: the Wake Forest Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, Journal of Corporation Law, Albany Law Review, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Internal Auditor and Business Horizons. These articles have been cited in law journals from Harvard, University of Chicago, Stanford, and Columbia.

  • Dr. Paul Fiorelli

Location: HMSU Dede I

1-1:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

I. Business: Telematics and UBI User-Based Insurance

In this workshop, participants will review and discuss what, when, and how the "data" available via a telematic device may be used and whether it may pose an ethical dilemma.

  • Kevin Kelly, CIC, Regional President, State Auto Insurance

J. Ethics: How Will You Spell SUCCESS? Ways to Leave Your Legacy

Following the theory that making ethical choices, sticking with your mission, and treating others with respect are of critical importance in the workplace and in all aspects of life.

  • Patty Butwin, Adjunct Professor, Saint Mary of the Woods Online Program (WOL)

K. Ethics in Decisions: Foolish Choices! We Are Prone to Make Irrational Decisions

This sessions will present a review of many quirks in human decision-making and lead us to make irrational decisions. These predictable blunders in decision-making can often lead to unethical outcomes.

  • Dr. William Wilhelm, Professor of Business Education, Information and Technology, Indiana State University

L. Education: What It Means to Be a Professional in the Classroom, Courtroom, or Boardroom>/b>

An overview of language, physical presence, and dress. Included is equity in the classroom, student teacher ratio and making the most of your dollar.

  • Diane Cargile, A President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals

M. Religion: Economic Ethics

The idea of "economic fairness," stemming from the Bible, still provides challenges in today’s current age.

  • Rev. Lant Davis, Central Presbyterian Church Pastor

N. Communications: Media

The ethics behind the effects that information can have on the public, and minimizing harm in the media world.

  • Patrick Fazio, Journalist and WTWO news anchor

O. Business: Customer Relations and Fraud

Examining fraud activity and protecting consumer interests.

  • Daniel Pigg, Partner at Howard Clare Insurance

P. Business: The Ethical Environment in the Nonprofit Sector

  • Lori Tingley, CPA, CFO, Indiana State University Foundation

2-2:50 p.m. General Session

Ethics and Integrity in the Real World: A Real-Life Story of an ISU Student

What are the ethical dilemmas facing local businesses and how can you give back to the community?

  • Mr. Joe Evelo

Joe Evelo has 36 years of experience providing affluent families and institutions with time-honored wealth management advice and services. As Founder and Senior Investment Strategist for the Evelo/Singer Group, he is primarily responsible for leading and guiding the Investment Policy Committee to establish the overall investment allocation positioning and themes that govern clients’ strategic asset and style allocations within the guidelines of their personal investment policy statements.

Leading a group of 17 professionals who manage and consult on assets in excess of $2 - 3 billion, Evelo has received many top honors from his firm and from the Securities Industry. Notably, he has been consistently recognized by Robb Report’s Worth, Barron’s Winners Circle and other industry publications as one of the top 100 wealth advisors nationally since 2000. Evelo was recently named as the Top Advisor in Ohio on Barron’s "America’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors," February 18, 2013. Evelo earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Indiana State University and is active in the Greater Cincinnati community serving on the Board of St. Vincent de Paul, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, the Salvation Army, Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund (CISE), and Boys and Girls Hope. Evelo splits his time between Cincinnati, Ohio and Naples, Florida with his wife Michele.

Location: HMSU Dede I