April 26, 2019, Neely Center Annual Conference, "Next Generation Ethics: Where Do We Stand? "

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Friday, April 26th, 2019

8:00am to 5:00pm

Town & Gown, University of Southern California

Next Generation Ethics: Where Do We Stand features distinguished speakers from industry, government, academia and journalism. You will have an opportunity to meet and listen to the Executive Director of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, USC VP of Professionalism and Ethics, Deans of the Viterbi, Price, Marshall and Keck schools of USC, industry leaders from the financial industry, experts on the ethics of immersive technologies, experts on the #MeToo movement, journalist views on technology impacts of changing the human mind, experts on ethical issues surrounding medical advancements, the director of the USC Media Institute for Social Change, and many others.


Ali E. Abbas - Director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making

Ali E. Abbas is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Professor of Public Policy at USC. A leading authority in  decision and risk analysis, Dr. Abbas received his M.S. in electrical engineering; M.S. in engineering economic systems & operations research; PhD in management science and engineering, and PhD minor in electrical engineering all from the school of engineering at Stanford University. Read More.

Michael S. Blanton - Vice President of Professionalism and Ethics

Michael Blanton is the vice president of professionalism and ethics. Under Mr. Blanton’s leadership, the Office of Professionalism and Ethics serves as the university’s hub for complaint intake and investigations at all levels and across both campuses. Read More.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Sue L. Collins- Corporate Attorney 

 Ms. Collins, A seasoned corporate attorney with significant expertise in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings, corporate governance, executive compensation, FDA regulatory and general corporate matters. Read More.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Jeffrey DeMaio - Vice President & Senior Account Manager, Ayco A Goldman Sachs Company

Mr. DeMaio advises senior corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and private investors and their families on personal financial planning strategies including company equity planning and benefits and compensation maximization, tax compliance, estate planning, wealth transfer, charitable planning, investment strategy and risk management. Read More.

 Kenneth Fletcher - Former Chief Risk Officer, Transportation Security Administration

Kenneth Fletcher is the former Chief Risk Officer of the Transportation Security Administration and currently heads Kestrel Hawk Consulting a consultancy firm focused on providing risk management and  Enterprise Risk Management consulting services to government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Read More

Stacy R. Giwa - USC, Vice President, Ethics and Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Giwa is an experienced leader in the areas of ethics and compliance, culture, risk assessment, investigations, and human resourcesMs. Giwa joined USC in November of 2018 where her primary focus is working with the USC community on values, culture, and ethical decision making. Read More.                                                

Josh Hyatt - Executive Director, Integrated Risk Management,  Keck Medicine of USC

Dr. Hyatt is a healthcare risk manager, medical ethicist, compliance professional, lecturer, and professor. He has worked in healthcare and risk management for more than 27 years, achieved the designation of certified professional in health care risk management and was appointed a Fellow at the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management. Read More.

Kirk O. Hanson - Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University

Kirk O. Hanson is Senior Fellow and former Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and John Courtney Murray S.J. University Professor of Social Ethics, positions he has held since 2001. Read More.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Captain Samantha "Jammer" Harvey, USAF - A-10 Pilot, 354 Fighter Squadron

Captain Harvey is an A-10C 4-Ship Flight Lead currently assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron. She deployed with the 354th Fighter Squadron in January 2017 to Incirlik Air Base. Read More.


Randall Hill - Executive Director Institute for Creative Technologies, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Randall W. Hill, Jr. became the executive director of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies in 2006. A leader in understanding how classic storytelling and high-tech tools can create meaningful learning experiencesRead More

Heather Holt - Executive Director of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission

Heather Holt is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.  She has been with the Ethics Commission since 2006, initially serving as the agency’s Director of Policy and Legislation.Read More                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Sharon Lloyd, USC Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science

Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science Sharon Lloyd works in the history of political philosophy, with special attention to the moral and political theory of philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Read More                                                                                       

Jack Knott  - Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Dean Jack H. Knott has overseen the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy in August 2005. He is the C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair and Professor. Read More                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Laura Mosqueda, MD - Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Professor of Family Medicine

Laura Mosqueda, MD was appointed Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on May 1, 2018. Read More


David Sine, Chief Risk Officer for the Veterans Health Administration’s Office

David Sine was the Chief Risk Officer for the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Quality Safety and Value. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Hospital Risk Managers. Read More                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Varun Soni - Dean of Religious Life

Varun Soni is the Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. Dean Soni received his B.A. degree in Religion from Tufts University, where he also earned an Asian Studies minor and completed the Program in Peace and Justice Studies. Read More.                                                                                                                                                      

Jill Stanley - Trial Lawyer, legal commentator, founder of the celebrity legal news website, Proof with Jill Stanley

Jill Stanley is a trial lawyer, legal commentator, adjunct law professor and founder of the celebrity legal news website, Proof with Jill Stanley.  Read More.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Michael Taylor - Executive Director of the Media Institute for Social Change at USC

Michael Taylor is a Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Founder and Executive Director of the Media Institute for Social Change, and served as Chair of Film and Television Production for ten years. Read More                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Yannis C. Yortsos - Dean of the  Viterbi School of Engineering

Yannis C. Yortsos is the Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Zohrab Kaprielian Chair in Engineering, a position he holds since 2005. Prior to that he served from 2001 to 2005 as Associate Dean and then as Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Yortsos served as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering between 1991 and 1996 and since 1995 he also holds the Chester Dolley Professorship. Read More.

Frank Zerunyan - former Mayor of Rolling Hills Estates and Professor of the Practice of Governance at the Sol Price School of Public Policy

Frank Vram Zerunyan, J.D. is a Professor of the Practice of Governance at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and Director of Executive Education at USC Price Bedrosian Center on Governance. His key areas of expertise include Local Governments, Public Private Partnerships, Civic Leadership, Land Use, Regulation, Negotiation and Executive Education. Read More.


For information on sponsorship opportunities please email decide@usc.edu 

To read more about last year's event click here. 

Town & Gown, University of Southern California

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665 Exposition Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90089

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