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Ohio Wesleyan to Host Business Ethics Panel Discussion

March 19, 2007

Three economics experts will discuss “Leadership and Ethical Behavior” during Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2007 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Taking part in this year’s panel discussion will be:

  • Roy J. Lewicki, Ph.D., professor of management and human resources in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Lewicki is a leading scholar in the study of trust development, negotiation, and conflict management processes. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books including “Mastering Business Negotiation” and “Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts,” which earned the International Association of Conflict Management’s “Best Book Award” in 2004. Lewicki has assisted companies such as Wells Fargo, Limited Brands, Cardinal Health, and Ross Laboratories with conflict management, negotiation skills, and leadership development. He earned his doctorate in social psychology from Columbia University.
  • Nancy Koury King, EDM, chief operating officer and executive vice president of community services for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS). King directs Columbus-based OPRS’ statewide home and community based services division, called Senior Independence. The division serves more than 45,000 senior citizens with home health care, hospice, adult day care, home-delivered meals, and other support services. King previously served as a faculty member at Capital University. She earned her executive doctor of management (EDM) degree from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, where she currently teaches qualitative research methods for the school’s doctoral program.
  • Michael J. Mozenter, J.D., principle founder of BizLogx, LLC, a Columbus-based business consulting firm. For the past 17 years, Mozenter has helped software, technology, and services companies to better focus on technology commercialization, strategy development, financing, and business development. While an attorney with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, he worked on mergers, acquisitions, and finance transactions. He is a former vice president of Bank One Capital Partners and a former managing director and general partner of Wingset Investments Ltd., a venture capital fund. He founded BizLogx in 1999 to help clients address challenges related to technology commercialization and sales performance. This effort included working with the Ohio Department of Development to assist entrepreneurs seeking to establish, fund, and grow technology-based businesses. In addition to a law degree, Mozenter holds a master of management (MM) degree from Northwestern University.

During the April 5 conference, each panelist will speak for approximately 15 minutes and then respond to questions and comments from the audience. Ohio Wesleyan’s Heisler Business Ethics Lecture is sponsored by the university’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship. Alice E. Simon, Ph.D., interim director of the Woltemade Center and professor of economics, will serve as moderator.

The annual lecture is funded by the Heisler Family Endowment for the Study of Ethics, in honor of OWU graduates James Heisler ’38, Robert Heisler ’42, and Bruce Heisler ’49.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership. Located in Delaware, Ohio, 20 miles north of the state capital, Ohio Wesleyan is a coeducational, residential, privately supported undergraduate institution. The university is ranked consistently by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives.” The faculty includes more than 135 educators, all of whom actively teach and hold either doctoral degrees or the highest recognized professional degrees in their fields. Approximately 1,850 students representing 44 states and 45 countries attend Ohio Wesleyan. More information is available at www.owu.edu.