Business ethics is a cornerstone of the Brennan School curriculum. The Brennan School’s annual Ethics and Leadership Lecture, sponsored by our Christopher Chair in Business Ethics, invites internationally-recognized corporate, civic and government executives to address current issues of principled leadership. This annual lecture brings an unprecedented level of access to these leaders for the Chicago business community.

As part of this event, the Brennan School of Business will present the selected speaker with the Dominican University Ethics and Leadership Award. The award is presented to a leader who has demonstrated ethical behavior and principled leadership throughout his or her career. The recipient will be recognized for visionary leadership and alignment with the university’s core values of truth, compassionate service, and the creation of a more just and humane world.

Past Speakers
  • Lori Lightfoot, Partner, Mayer Brown; President, Chicago Police Board
  • Kristi Savacool, CEO, Aon Hewitt
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Carolyn Woo, President & CEO, Catholic Relief Services
  • Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman, Foundation for the U.N. Global Compact

Upcoming Events

Ed Wehmer
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 
Reception at 5:30 p.m. // Lecture at 6:30 p.m. 
The University Club of Chicago; 76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago 
Free; Registration Required 

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The Brennan School of Business presents the 2018 Ethics and Leadership Lecture with keynote speaker Ed Wehmer, President and CEO of Wintrust Financial Corporation. 

A great champion of local business and advocate for entrepreneurs, Ed will discuss the challenges of maintaining faith and values while growing professionally. This discussion is at the core of Brennan’s commitment to ethical leadership and social responsibility. 

This event features a networking reception followed by a lecture and Q&A.