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Board is planning 2013 Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop Oct. 24 at NYSE

NEW YORK (September 24, 2013) —Ethisphere, which annually selects the World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies, announced today that Eileen Sheil, executive director of corporate communications for the Cleveland Clinic, and Dawn Werry, vice president of marketing for Milliken & Company, have joined Ethisphere’s Communications Advisory Board.

The Communications Advisory Board assists companies that have already achieved WME company recognition, as well as those who aspire to be a WME company, by identifying and sharing best practices in internal and external communications related to ethics.  The board is comprised of recognized leaders in the corporate communications profession — including communications executives from WME companies as well as individuals who bring expert perspectives from academia, the leading professional association for communications executives and the world’s largest public relations firm.  The 10 members serve as a real-time think tank for Ethisphere.

“We are pleased to welcome Eileen and Dawn — both representing WME companies — to Ethisphere Communications Advisory Board,” said Alex Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere.  “They both bring excellent communications and marketing insights that will greatly enhance the collective dialogue around global best practices in ethics communications.”


Ethisphere Communications Advisory Board members:

  • Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication and corporate responsibility, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • Roger Bolton, president, Arthur W. Page Society
  • Ben Boyd, global chair, corporate practice, Edelman
  • Barry Caldwell, senior vice president of public affairs and communications, Waste Management, Inc.
  • Ray Day, group vice president, communications, Ford Motor Company
  • *Paul Gennaro, senior vice president and chief communications officer, AECOM Technology Corp.
  • Laura Kane, vice president, corporate communications, Aflac, Inc.
  • Gary Sheffer, vice president, corporate communications and public affairs, General Electric Company
  • Eileen Sheil, executive director, corporate communications, Cleveland Clinic
  • Dawn Werry, vice president, marketing, Milliken & Company

*Gennaro serves as Chairman of the Communications Advisory Board.

The Communications Advisory Board is currently coordinating Ethispheres’ second-annual Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop, which will take place Oct. 24 at the New York Stock Exchange.

“At this year’s workshop, we are featuring some of the best thinking in the areas of corporate reputation management, corporate governance, and ethics and compliance to share best practices and explore new approaches that will benefit all organizations,” said Tim Erblich, chief executive officer of Ethisphere.  “Our goal is to bring together communications, legal and compliance leaders — as well as leaders from human resources, information technology and various staff and operational areas — to engage in a robust dialogue around this year’s theme, ‘Working Across the C-suite.’”

The workshop will feature Communications Advisory Board members throughout the program, with an agenda that includes a keynote address from Argenti and multiple best practice sharing presentations from WME companies.  Sheffer, who was recently appointed the next chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society, will present along with Bolton on the “New Model for Corporate Communications,” which outlines a set of pragmatic actions for succeeding in today’s radically changing business environment.  The event will conclude with a discussion of key lessons learned during the workshop, led by Erblich and Communications Advisory Board members Kane and Boyd.

Interested parties can register here for a fee of $395 per attendee, which includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and a networking reception immediately following the workshop, where participants will be able to meet some of the industry-leading speakers. For more information about registration, contact:  [email protected].

The Communications Advisory Board and the Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop support Ethisphere’s commitment to creating, advancing and sharing best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.



Clea Nabozny

Director of Marketing


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Chairman of the Communications Advisory Board

Paul Gennaro

SVP and Chief Communications Officer, AECOM Technology Corp.

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