Getting Back on the Ethical Track

Mark Faris, Leslie Sekerka

Leslie Sekerka with Mark Faris.

April 13, 2012

The Ethics in Action speaker series concluded yesterday with a presentation by Mark Faris, entitled “A Fall from Grace: Getting Back on the Ethical Track”. Faris is the president of MPV Ethics, LLC, a training and consulting company focusing on personal and business ethics, a motivational speaker, and an author. He was  convicted and served time for two felonies: mail/wire fraud and money laundering.

“Faris’ story reminds every one of us that we all have the propensity to be selfish and greedy,” said Dr. Leslie Sekerka, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Menlo College and Director of the Ethics in Action Research and Education Center.  “It is very important for students to be aware of this propensity in the business world, which is an extremely competitive environment.”

The guest speaker series is created by the Ethics in Action Research and Education Center with support from the Ethics in Action Club. Its purpose is to raise students’ awareness on the importance of honesty, accountability, and responsibility not only in business, but also in our daily lives.

The series will continue in Fall 2012 with speakers from Accretive Solutions, Seagate, NetApp, Symantec and other area firms in the Silicon Valley.