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John Hasnas, Associate Professor of Business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
John Hasnas is a professor of business at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, a professor of law (by courtesy) at Georgetown University Law Center and the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics. Professor Hasnas has held previous appointments as associate professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, visiting associate professor of law at Duke University School of Law and the Washington College of Law at American University, and Law and Humanities Fellow at Temple University School of Law. Professor Hasnas has also been a visiting scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics in Washington, DC and the Social Philosophy and Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio.
John received his B.A. in Philosophy from Lafayette College, his J.D. and Ph.D. in Legal Philosophy from Duke University, and his LL.M. in Legal Education from Temple Law School.
William “Bill” J. O’Rouke, Fellow at the Wheatley Institute at Brigham Young University and John Carroll University Board Member
Bill O’Rourke retired from Alcoa in September, 2011. He continued to serve on the Board of the Alcoa Foundation and teach “Values” at Alcoa’s Corporate Executive Development Programs until 2013. He joined Alcoa as a Patent Attorney in 1975 and held a number of leadership positions including Corporate Patent Counsel, Vice President of Global Business Services (Financial Services, HR Services, Aircraft Operations, etc.), Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Procurement, Corporate Auditor, and Assistant General Counsel. From 2005 to 2008 Bill was the President of Alcoa-Russia. Bill was the Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability three times under three CEOs at Alcoa. Prior to Alcoa Bill was an Industrial Engineer for U.S. Steel Corporation and ran the underground mining parts business for Joy Manufacturing Company.
Bill is also a Fellow of the Wheatley Institution in the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University where he serves on the Ethics Advisory Board and teaches ethics to all Business School students. He is on the Board of Directors of John Carroll University in Cleveland and serves on the Ethics Advisory Counsel of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Initiative in Washington, DC. He was on the Board of Directors (Past Chairman)of Sustainable Pittsburgh, and serves on a number of other civic, charitable and religious organizations. From 2011 to August, 2014 Bill was the Executive Director of the Beard Institute for Ethics at the School of Business at Duquesne University. Bill lectures on Business Ethics and Safety at a number of companies around the World and at dozens of universities including the University of Pittsburgh, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona State, Illinois, Carnegie Mellon, San Jose, Benedictine University, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, the University of Dayton and Duquesne University. In August, 2016 Bill published the book A Field Guide to Business Ethics, with co-authors Dr. Bradley Agle and Dr. Aaron Miller.
Bill received his undergraduate degree (BS/BA) from John Carroll University and his law degree (JD) from Duquesne University. Bill served as an officer in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. Bill and his wife, Elena, have three children and live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jacqueline E. Brevard, Senior Advisor at GEC Risk Advisory LLC
Jacqueline E. Brevard is Senior Advisor at GEC Risk Advisory LLC, the global governance, risk, integrity, reputation and crisis advisory firm (www.GECRisk.com) serving executives, boards, investors and advisors in diverse sectors, growth stages and industries, primarily in the Americas, Europe and Africa. Client assignments range from strategic to tactical, including enterprise and specific risk assessments, crisis planning, integrity program development, codes of conduct, and customized education from the boardroom to the shop floor.
She is a Program Director for The Conference Board, a member of the Adjunct Faculty at New York University, and a member of the Faculty at the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, specializing in innovative risk management techniques. She is an Ethisphere 2009 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.
Ms. Brevard, the former Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., is the pioneer and visionary who developed and successfully implemented the first comprehensive Global Ethics and Compliance Program for a top-tier global pharmaceutical company, driving Merck & Co. to a leadership position in organizational ethics and compliance and setting the standard that others would follow years later. She has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate ethics and compliance field, as Merck’s Ethics and Compliance Program and Ombudsman Program were consolidated under Ms. Brevard who reported regularly to Merck’s Executive Committee and the Board. Ms. Brevard also has more than 15 years of experience as an international transactional attorney having completed projects, during her tenure at Merck, in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
She is Chair of the Board of the International Business Ethics Institute, a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII).
Ms. Brevard has also served on the Board of Directors of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, and is Vice Chair Emeritus of the organization. She is a Founding Fellow of the Ethics Research Center’s Fellows Program, where she served as its Chair. Ms. Brevard is a published author and a frequent speaker at many distinguished conferences and universities, including ECI conferences, Compliance Week, Practicing Law Institute, the Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress, the Corporate Executive Board’s CELC, Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University, NYU, Georgetown University and Columbia University.
Ms. Brevard received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and an LLM in International Law from New York University School of Law.