P&G CEO speaking as part of Heroes in Professional Ethics program

Annual series celebrates importance of ethics in workplace | January 19, 2006

Retired Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble, John Pepper, is speaking as part of the Heroes of Professional Ethics program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference Center.

Pepper is a moral exemplar for today's business professional. His leadership in philanthropic activities includes the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, United Way, Partnership for a Drug Free America, Campaign Against Teenage Pregnancy, Population Services International (PSI), and most recently being named CEO of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

He has demonstrated a commitment to integrity throughout his career at P&G. This commitment was put to the test in the fall of 2001 when P&G subcontractors obtained information about a competitor through means that while perhaps legal, were contrary to the corporate culture of Procter & Gamble. Pepper thought of only one thing... “What is the right thing to do?” and promptly notified the competitor and worked out a plan to ensure the information was not misused. This action is symbolic of his commitment to the importance of ethics in business and represents the true spirit of American capitalism at its finest.

The Heroes of Professional Ethics Lecture Series is an annual event that celebrates the importance of ethics in the workplace. The event is sponsored by the Williams College of Business at Xavier University, Cintas Corporation, National City Bank, and Berman Printing. Each year, the event's sponsors present a keynote speaker with a unique perspective or experience relevant to ethics in the work environment.

This event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and reservations are required. To R.S.V.P. please contact Amanda Odom at 513 745-2820 or at odoma@xavier.edu.