Southern New Hampshire University Hosts Noted Author and Businessman James Autry
Portsmouth, NH-On Friday, April 25, 2003, the School of Business and the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Endowed Chair in Business Ethics sponsored a symposium in business ethics at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in Manchester, New Hampshire. Professor Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger, the first appointee to the endowed chair at SNHU, organized the symposium and served as Master of Ceremonies. Leading the first morning session of the symposium was J. Michael Hickey, President of Verizon in New Hampshire. The topic of his talk was "Organizational Management and Structure: What is the Human Equation?" Mariann Murphy, Vice President of Planning and Marketing for PAX World Fund Management Corporation, presented "Transparency and Board Governance" in the second session. Question-and-answer and discussion periods followed both sessions.
(Left to right, front row) Dr. Richard Gustafson, President of Southern New Hampshire University; Christos Papoutsy, Advisory Board; Maryann Murphy, Vice President of Planning and Marketing for PAX World Fund Management Corporation; James A. Autry, keynote speaker; Mary Papoutsy, Advisory Board; Dr. John C. Rouman, Advisory Board; David Myler, Advisory Board; (back row) J. Michael Hickey, President of Verizon of New Hampshire; Theodore Krantz, Advisory Board; Prof. Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger, holder of the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Endowed Chair in Business Ethics at Southern New Hampshire University; Richard Kimball, Advisory Board; Dr. Richard Clairmont, Advisory Board.
The morning forum concluded with a luncheon in the new Hospitality Center. Keynote speaker, James A. Autry, delivered an inspiring address, "Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership," to a capacity crowd of faculty, trustees, students, and members of the business community during the luncheon. Mr. Autry, a nationally known speaker and business consultant for top corporations, is the former president of the magazine group for Meredith Corporation and the author of numerous books. Among his publications are The Servant Leader, Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership, and The Spirit of Retirement. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with his son and wife, Sally Pederson, the lieutenant governor of Iowa.
For more information about future events of the chair, contact Barbara Thompson at SNHU: 603-668-2211, ext. 2488 or visit the institution's webpages at http://www.snhu.edu.