Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century

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The Georgia Tech campus community is invited to learn how to apply ethical leadership in their daily business practices.

The Auditors Are Coming: What Every Financial Officer Should Know
Presented by Paul J. Coleman, Former Senior Special Agent for the National Science Foundation
With more than 30 years of experience as a Senior Special Agent working with National Science Foundation (NSF), Paul Coleman brings his unparalleled expertise of the science and education grant community. Known as “The Grant Fraud Expert,” Paul will share his experiences from many years of conducting investigations at higher education institutions and discuss new present-day audit approaches and the implications.
Right Is Right – Even if No One Is Doing It
Presented by Aaron Beam, Co-Founder and former Chief Financial Officer of HealthSouth Corporation
Aaron Beam was the co-founder and first CFO at HealthSouth Corporation where he witnessed first-hand the series of accounting, stock manipulation, and leadership failures that led HealthSouth to the $2 billion securities fraud scandal. Aaron’s story goes from the heights of success, followed by the unethical and illegal mistakes that resulted in his professional downfall which resulted in serving three months in federal prison for his role in approving fraudulent financial data. Through his “Ethics First” message, Aaron identifies early warning signs, influences, and the bad choices he and others made at HealthSouth, allowing the audience to apply what they learn to their business practices and their organization's culture and environment.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to enjoy a continental breakfast and network with fellow colleagues. The program will begin at 9 a.m.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 13 at ethicalleadership@gatech.edu.


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  • Created By:Rachael Pocklington
  • Created:10/22/2015
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016

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