Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Heisler Business Ethics Lecture is sponsored by the university’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship and funded by the Heisler Family Endowment for the Study of Ethics. The endowment honors OWU graduates James Heisler, Class of 1938; Robert Heisler, Class of 1942; and Bruce Heisler, Class of 1949. The Woltemade Center, founded in 1985, helps students to integrate business theory and practice, and provides lectures and other resources to benefit students, faculty, and the local community.


2021 Heisler Business Ethics Virtual Lecture 

Past Lectures 

'A Conversation with Joe DeLoss from Hot Chicken Takeover'

Joe DeLoss

Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Hot Chicken Takeover

"Morality in Business"

Scott McComb

Chairman, President, and CEO of Heartland Bank

"Ethics from the Eyes of Community Leaders - Character, Culture and Community"

Kip Morse, CEO Better Business Bureau; David All, CEO & Founder OneNineNinety; Bryan Haviland, President and CEO FrazierHeiby; Lubna Najjar, Founder IL Moda PR and Lubna Designs Inc.  

“The Importance of Alternative Perspectives in Business Ethics”

Steve Worland, Ph.D.
President and CEO of eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc.

"Normative Ethics: Executive Reflections on Doing Business in Haiti after the Earthquake and Beyond" 

Scott Griffin 

Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Corporate Communications, Greif, Inc. 

“Business Ethics after Enron”

Charles M. Berger
Retired Chairman and CEO of Scotts Company in Marysville, Ohio
Woltemade Center’s first Executive-in-Residence

Phillip Meek ’59
Retired Senior Vice President and President of the Publishing Group of Capital Cities/ABC
OWU Trustee

Paul Smith ’57
Retired Chief Financial Officer of the Eastman Kodak Company
OWU Trustee

“Restoring Trust in Corporate America”

W.G. Jurgensen, CEO
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

“Looking in the Mirror: Reflections on Business Ethics in the 21st Century”

Michael J. Gasser
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Greif, Inc.

“Strong Ethics: The Only Way for a Business to Survive and Prosper in the Long Run”

Jeffrey T. Benton
President and CEO of The Delaware County Bank and Trust Company

“Leadership and Ethical Behavior”

Roy Lewicki
Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Management and Human Resources at The Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business

Nancy King
Executive VP for Senior Independence

Michael Mozenter
Principle founder of BizLogx, Business Consultant

“Shop Talk: The Ethics of Speech in Business”

Artie Isaac
Founder of Young Isaac, Inc.
Adjunct Instructor at OSU’s Fisher College of Business

"Recent Major Frauds and Business Oversight?”

Mark L. Morze
The Pros and The Cons Lecturer

”Ethical Conduct is Not Gray”

Curtis E. Moll ’61
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MTD Products Inc.

”More than Sport: The Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson Legacy”

Branch B. Rickey ’67
President of the Pacific Coast League

“Core Strategy for Personal Success – How to Lead in a Dog-Eat-Dog World”

Frederick A. Manske ’61
Retired President and CEO of Purolator Courier; former Executive Vice President of Federal Express

“The Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?"

Susan Willeke
Education and Communications Manager Ohio Ethics Commission