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Business executives will address corporate ethics on Sept. 26

ATHENS, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2003) -- Ohio University alumni and corporate executives James Daley and Gary Davis will discuss the controversial topic of business ethics and how corporations respond to their social responsibilities at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at Bentley Hall, room 236. The presenters will end the discussion with a question and answer period.

The free event is sponsored by the College of Business and is the first lecture in the "Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Lecture Series: Business Ethics: Oxymoron or Necessity?" The series is part of the Ohio University bicentennial yearlong celebration.

"Bringing these alumni to Athens is a fantastic opportunity for our students and the entire area business community," said College of Business Dean Glenn Corlett. "Both executives have extensive business experience."

Daley, a 1963 Ohio University graduate, is a certified public accountant who spent 35 years with Price Waterhouse L.L.P. He became a partner in 1974 and in 1988 became chief operating officer. Under his leadership, the firm's revenue doubled and in 1995, he was named vice chairman-international. He joined EDS in March of 1999 as the chief financial officer and later served as head of client solutions, global sales and marketing before recently retiring.

After graduating from Ohio University in 1964, Davis started his career with J.C. Penney as a management trainee in Marietta, Ohio. He worked in store, district and regional management positions in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, before being elected president of the company's northwestern region in 1992. In 1996, Davis was elected executive vice president and chief human resources and administration officer and currently chairs the J.C. Penney Ethics Committee.

Ohio University's College of Business provides a distinctive learning environment that actively engages students, faculty and the business community in developing the knowledge and skills needed for success in today's complex, global economy.

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Contact: College of Business Director of External Relations Jack Barr, (740) 597-1434 or barrj1@ohio.edu

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