The Business Ethics Alliance’s Cadre brings together experts in ethics, education, and business (for-profit and nonprofit) to assist with its mission of building leaders, strengthening organizations, and elevating communities through positive, practical-ethics education. The purpose of a diverse cadre is to utilize members’ intelligence, influence, and effort, which create synergies and partnerships, thus ensuring Alliance programs, services, and tools remain applicable and top quality.
Dr. Regina Taylor Heider College of Business
Dr. Regina Taylor is an Assistant Professor of management at Creighton University Heider College of Business in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a former Human Resource professional with experience working inside of Johnson & Johnson and The Walt Disney Company.
Her research focusses on factors that support or inhibit ethical behavior from leaders and employees and has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Social Psychology and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Dr. Taylor earned her Ph.D. in Management from the University of Central Florida, an M.A. in Human Resources from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from Florida A&M University.
Marcos hernandez US Bank
Marcos Hernandez is the V.P. of Community Affairs with U.S. Bank in Omaha Nebraska. In this roll he manages a multimillion-dollar, community investment and social impact foundation grant portfolio, supporting banking regions in Nebraska, Southwest Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.
Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Marcos served in the United States Air Force. Here he excelled as Senior Analyst and Project Lead, leading teams of analysts with the Defense and National Intelligence agencies and implementing Joint Forces data collection and analysis. Marcos earned his Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Southern Illinois University.
DR. Brian Stiltner Sacred Heart University
Brian Stiltner is Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is cochair of the university’s Interprofessional Palliative Care Committee, and co-director of the university’s Hersher Institute for Applied Ethics. His teaching and research focuses on virtue ethics, Christian ethics, bioethics, religion and politics, and the ethics of war and peace.
He is the author of Religion and the Common Good (1999), Faith and Force: A Christian Debate about War (with David L. Clough, 2007), and Toward Thriving Communities: Virtue Ethics as Social Ethics (2016). His current research project, “Faith in Community” is an ethnographic study of suburban churches and their members’ sense of community and civic engagement. Raised in Columbus, Ohio, Stiltner received his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio; his master’s degree from Yale Divinity School; and his Ph.D. from Yale University.
Kathleen Day Johns Hopkins University
Kathleen Day is lecturer on Financial Crisis, Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Communication during Crisis at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Kathleen is a former financial reporter for The Washington Post, LA Times, and USA Today, and former lecturer at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C.
She is the author of two books Broken Bargain: Banks, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street and S&L Hell: The People and Politics Behind the $1 Trillion Savings and Loan Crisis. Kathleen earned her MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business, and her MS from Columbia University School of Journalism.
Butch Ethington Retired Ethicist
Butch Ethington is a longtime friend and partner of the Business Ethics Alliance. He assisted in no small part to the early success of the Alliance as he created ethics programming, bringing together community members within an atmosphere of safety and goodwill. Here, the Business Ethics Alliance carved out the reputation of being a facilitator of important conversations, where all views are respected and heard.
Butch used his knowledge of ethics to help Union Pacific Railroad become one of the countries premier organizations related to ethical values and behavior. In his 30 plus years with the company, Butch served in numerous rolls, including Director of Internal Audit, Director of Planning and Compliance, and Director of Ethics. Butch earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Northwestern University.
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