The Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics

Restoring Public Trust
Corporate Governance - Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate Responsible Investing

Wednesday,-November 8th
5:00- 7:00 p.m.
Robert Frost Hall, Walker Auditorium
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Road Manchester, New Hampshire


Paul P. Brountas
A Commonsense Perspective on Corporate Governance

Peter Worrell, Managing Director, The Bigelow Company, LLC.
The Investment Banker and the Challenge of Conflicts of Interest

Christos Papoutsy, Business Executive, Co-Founder Chair in Ethics
Effective Corporate Governance means Effective Checks & Balances

Annabel Beerel, Professor of Social Ethics, Chair in Ethics
Ethics Begins at the Top - What this Really Means

Moderator: Mary Papoutsy, Classicist, Hellenic Historian and Publisher

This event is held during our annual Transparency Series, Nov. 6-9, 2006. For further information contact Jane Yerrington, Assistant, or 603-668-2211 Ext. 2488

This event is free and open to the public

Paul Brountas - Paul Brountas joined Hale and Dorr in 1960, became a Senior Partner in 1968 and was appointed Senior Counsel to the firm in 2003. He has focused on the representation of public and private corporations, start-up and emerging growth companies, investors and underwriters in public and private financings, stockholders and investment bankers engaged in mergers and acquisitions, and corporate directors both as counsel to corporate boards and as outside counsel to independent directors. Paul is a frequent lecturer and speaker in various professional and trade association programs, and has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading corporate lawyers. Paul is the author of Boardroom Excellence: A Commonsense Perspective on Corporate Governance. He received a B.A. from Bowdoin College and a LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He is also a recipient of a Marshall Scholarship for study at Oxford University, where he received both B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Honors School of Jurisprudence.

Peter Worrell - Peter Worrell is the Managing Director of The Bigelow Company LLC. Originally established in 1935, The Bigelow Company provides investment banking services to successful entrepreneurial films in North America, helping them first build, and subsequently capture value in their businesses. Peter has a special interest in the field of behavioral economics and its relevance to decision making in private capital markets; in addressing corporate governance issues of entrepreneurial enterprises; and in creating enterprises with sustaining value to all stakeholders by welding together superior leaders with access to capital. Peter has led or contributed to nearly one hundred recapitalization, merger, or acquisition transactions with an aggregate value created of over $2.5 billion. He received a B.A from St. Michael's College, Vermont, an M.B.A. from Babson College and was the honorary recipient of Doctor of Jurisprudence from Saint Michael's College.

Christos Papoutsy - A business executive, author, and lecturer, Chris Papoutsy began his career and company in electronics at Hollis Automation in 1964. Under his leadership, Hollis, and later Cooper Electronics, grew to become a world leader in the electronics industry with sales in excess of 200 million dollars. Chris formed a number of charitable foundations and ventures, including the noted Women's Business Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which has received national recognition for its free training and support of women entrepreneurs. He has also endowed the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at Southern New Hampshire University. Mr. Papoutsy has received many awards, including Citizen of the Year Award, New Hampshire Patron of the Arts Award, E-Award "Excellence in Exporting," Pericles Award from the Order of AHEPA, Medal of St. Paul from the Eastern Orthodox Church, Arete Award from The Greek Institute of Boston, an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from New Hampshire College (Southern New Hampshire University), and was named a Knight of St. Andrew (Archon) of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Chris recently returned from Europe where he made presentations both at Oxford University and Hellenic Business Center in Athens, Greece.

Annabel Beerel - Annabel Beerel is currently Professor of Ethics at the Southern New Hampshire University where she holds the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics. Annabel also has over twenty-five years of business experience in an international context. She is a Chartered Accountant who has held positions in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. She also started and ran her own business in Artificial Intelligence for eight years. She is the author of five books. Her present project, a book entitled Silence is Not Golden: The Shadow Side of Corporate America discusses the root causes of the current spate of corporate misdemeanors and the importance of creating an ethical culture. Annabel gained her Ph.D. in Social Ethics from Boston University; she has a Masters Degree in Theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Massachusetts, and an M.B.A. from Cranfield University in England where she won the Directors' award for Distinction.

Mary Papoutsy - Mrs. Papoutsy completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of Southern Maine. At Rutgers University she subsequently earned an MA in both Greek and Latin, culminating in numerous awards and professional presentations at meetings for Classicists at St. Andrews in Scotland, the Classical Association of New England, and for the Foreign Language Association of Maine. Together with her husband, businessman and philanthropist Christos Papoutsy, she has established a number of charitable ventures, including, for example, the successful John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series at the University of New Hampshire, the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics at Southern New Hampshire University, and the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Foundation for the Revitalization of
Vatoussa, Lesvos (Greece).

HCS readers are invited to view other articles about SNHU or business ethics at our extensive, permanent archives under the Business Ethics section at the URL or the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics at Southern New Hampshire University at

The purpose of the distinguished chair in ethics is to promote and enhance students and community members awareness of ethics in personal and professional settings through teaching, community lectures and conferences. These events will foster understanding and assist in the application of lessons taught by current and classical ethicists to 21st-century settings.The chair serves as the cornerstone for an integrated university program in business ethics that encompasses the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information about these events or about the ethics chair, contact Jane Yerrington at SNHU (603-668-2211 x2488) or visit the webpages of the ethics chair at

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