WASHINGTON D.C. (August 31, 2005) — The NASBA Center for the Public Trust has scheduled its inaugural event, “A National Dialogue on Revitalizing Public Trust,” for September 15, 2005 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC.
Addressing what is being done to revitalize public trust in a post-Enron era will be New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, US Congressman K. Michael Conaway, PCAOB Chair William McDonough and Political Columnist Tim Chavez. Businessman Scott Price will discuss his travels, which are the basis of his soon-to-be-published book, “Looking for Goodwill.” Author and President of Galindo Consulting Linda Galindo will discuss creating cultures of accountability and personal responsibility.
To round out the program, thought-provoking panel discussions will be held with leaders from the accounting, legal and medical professions, including Alfred P. Carlton, Jr., Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and Past President, American Bar Association and William Ezzell, CPA, Deloitte & Touche, Past Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The NASBA Center for the Public Trust was established in 2004 to address the issue of ethics and ethical behavior in business, education, public policy and society. The Center’s focus is to showcase and promote a positive perspective. Ethics centers have been a part of the academic and business landscape for many years. The NASBA Center for the Public Trust stands out because a primary objective is to “tell the good news,” by highlighting the organizations and individuals who employ best practices and endeavor to elevate the ethical threshold in the business world.
The Center sponsors conferences and seminars to encourage ethical deliberations in decision-makers by stirring the moral conscience and imagination. The Center for the Public Trust will also recognize organizations and individuals who follow high standards of social responsibility for performance and leadership. NASBA, as the national organization dedicated to the enhancement of the regulation of accountancy, is uniquely qualified to establish such a center.
NASBA Center for the Public Trust Mission Statement
To engender and foster confidence and trust in American corporations and institutions and the professions that serve them.
Affirm and encourage what’s right.
Showcase best practices.
Provide forums for ethics education.
Promote a positive perspective.
NASBA Center for the Public Trust — Telling the Good News
Conference registration and more information: www.centerforpublictrust.org/