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.

April 1, 2024

7:30 PM 

Hamilton Williams Campus Center - Benes Room B

40 Rowland Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015

Free and Open to the Public 

No RSVP Required 

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Past Lectures

  • "Players, Agents, Unions, Owners…and Fans:  The Business Ethics of Professional Hockey", Greg Kirstein - Senior Vice President & General Counsel (Retired), Columbus Blue Jackets 2023
  • "Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: Current Practice and Ethical Considerations"
    Jim Sterne, author of "Artificial Intelligence for Marketing."
  • "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; and 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.
  • "The Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?"
    Susan Willeke, Education and Communications Manager Ohio Ethics Commission
  • "The Role of Ethics in Leadership and Decision Making"
    Jeff Long '82, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics for the University of Arkansas
  • "More than Sport: The Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson Legacy"
    Branch B. Rickey '67, President of the Pacific Coast League
  • "Ethical Conduct is Not Gray"
    Curtis E. Moll '61, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MTD Products Inc.
  • "Recent Major Frauds and Business Oversight?"
    Mark L. Morze, The Pros and The Cons Lecturer
  • "Shop Talk: The Ethics of Speech in Business"
    Artie Isaac, Founder of Young Isaac, Inc.; Adjunct Instructor at OSU's Fisher College of Business
  • "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; and Michael Mozenter, Principle founder of BizLogx, Business Consultant
  • "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
  • "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.
  • "Restoring Trust in Corporate America"
    W.G. Jurgensen, CEO of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • "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); and Paul Smith '57, Retired Chief Financial Officer of the Eastman Kodak Company (OWU Trustee)
  • "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