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IMC DFW Management Consultants Forum - Raising the Ethics Bar in the 21st Century
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Past President Tom Ingram, PMP -
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Member Communications Ken Goldstein, CMC
Membership Darren Smith -
Practice Development Co-chair Gerald Nehman -

Institute of
Management Consultants
Dallas Fort Worth Chapter

Co-chair Brent Knipfer -
Website Development Jack Zimmanck -
Treasurer Michael Egan, CMC - 
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  Management Consultants Forum Announcement




Raising the Ethics Bar in the 21st Century

Recent scandals in the corporate world have left many people feeling skeptical about the integrity of top executives and the consultants who advise them.  As IMC’s online Ethics GameSM simulation illustrates, real-life business and consulting issues increasingly involve ethical consid­er­a­tions. To complicate matters, choices often seem to be between right and right, rather than right and wrong.  As consultants committed to IMC’s Code of Ethics, we face many questions.  Among them:

·  What new skills and knowledge must business leaders have?

·  Will ethics-related legislation provide the "cure”?  Is more needed?

·  How can consultants most effectively provide ethics advice to their clients?

·  Can (or should) we influence business decisions conflicting with personal ethics?

·  What changes by industry, education, and government will restore public trust?

 Our distinguished panel will address these and other ethics-related issues.

Richard O. Mason, PhD - Southern Methodist University
Robert D. Luss, JD - Occidental Chemical Corporation
David Reid, MS Behavioral Mgt -
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Gerald Turner, PhD, PE - Gerald A. Turner & Associates 
(See panel biographies on page 2)


How will today’s renewed call for accountability impact your consulting practice?

 Does "legal” equal "ethical”?

What about

Come hear the experts


Cooper Aerobics Center, Guest Lodge
Preston Road at Churchill Way (one half mile south of 635)


Date:                            Monday, May 19, 2003
Networking:                 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Dinner:                         6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Program:                      7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:                            $30.00 for members and guests (cash or check)
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Raising the Ethics Bar    
in the 21st Century    


Dallas Fort Worth Chapter

May 19 Chapter Meeting - Panel Biographies

Our distinguished panel includes:

Richard O. Mason, PhD – Southern Methodist University
Dick Mason is the director of the Cary Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility and Carr P. Collins Distinguished Professor of Management Information Sciences at the Cox School of Business of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  He also co-chairs the North Texas Association of Ethics, Character, and Values.  He received his BS degree in business and technology from Oregon State University and his PhD in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.  Dr. Mason’s current areas of teaching include Corporate Ethics and Responsibility, Global Business Environment, and Managing Emerging Technologies.  He is an expert on business strategy and information systems, social and ethical implications of information systems, and the history of information systems.  Dr. Mason has consulted for numerous corporations including General Motors, Hughes Aircraft, Kodak, Wells Fargo, and Xerox.  He has also served in an advisory capacity to Parkland Hospital, the City of Dallas, and the AAS "Project 2061 – Education for a Changing Future” in San Antonio.

Robert D. Luss, JD – Occidental Chemical Corporation/Oxy Vinyls L.P.
He earned his BS degree in accounting from Boston University and his JD from the Suffolk Law School.  He is currently licensed to practice law in Texas, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.  Bob is responsible for the all legal aspects of OxyVinyls with an emphasis on contracts (sales, purchase and engineering), real estate, environmental, safety, labor, antitrust and litigation; he also provides similar services to OxyChem.  Additionally, he was past chair of the legal committee of the vinyls trade association. 

David Reid, Texas Instruments, Inc.
David Reid is Texas Instruments’ Vice President and director of Ethics and Compliance.  He has responsibility for managing TI’s worldwide ethics program as well as oversight for compliance issues that come with doing business both in the United States and internationally.  David received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in behavioral management from the University of Texas at Dallas.  He is a CPA and has experience in information systems, banking and public accounting.  He is a member of the AICPA, the Ethics Officers Association, and sits on the Conference Board’s Global Council on Business Conduct.

Gerald A. Turner, PhD, CSM, CPM – Gerald A. Turner Associates 
Gerald Turner specializes in Strategic Enterprise Change Management (SECM) for major business sectors including chemicals, telecommunications, insurance, energy, and utilities.  As an enterprise strategy consultant, Gerald has helped clients through effective strategy formulation, strategic plan execution, operational excellence, and enterprise change management.  Gerald has worked with several ethics review bodies including boards for professionals in private practice, public, and government organizations.  Gerald also developed and directed several corporate compliance programs for government contractors conducting business in accordance with the U. S. Federal Procurement Integrity Law.  Before starting his own company, Dr. Turner held several key executive positions in industry and worked as a senior management consultant with major tier-one global management consulting firms.  Gerald holds BSEE and BSME degrees, an MS in Industrial Systems Engineering & Management, an Executive-MBA, and a PhD in Operations Research.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in several states and also holds professional certifications in strategic management (CSM) and enterprise program management (CPM).   


Moderator:  Ken Goldstein, PE, CMC – KSG Consulting Group
Called "the Process Doctor” by several of his clients, Ken Goldstein specializes in the evaluation and improvement of corporate and enterprise-level business processes.  He has applied his extensive experience as both a corporate senior executive and a principal consultant to the solution of business operations dilemmas in industries from aerospace to coal mining.  Ken holds BEE and MEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Engineering Administration from Southern Methodist University.  A Registered Professional Engineer in Texas as well as a Certified Management Consultant, he is an officer and board member of the D/FW chapter of IMC and chairs the Ethics Section of IMC USA’s Professional Development Task Force.  He is the co-developer of the EthicsCaseSM simulation on the IMC USA website and recently spoke on "Real World Ethics Alternatives” at IMC USA’s 2003 National Conference


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