Leadership and Ethics Day

Guest speaker for Business Leadership & Ethics Day
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Rockhurst students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to this year's Leadership and Ethics Day. Leadership & Ethics Day is an annual event at Rockhurst University, hosted by the College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis (CBIIA). Prior to COVID, the day was centered on inviting community and business leaders (many who are RU alum’s) back to the classroom to share their experiences in leadership and the ways ethics has informed their decision-making. As the University continues to follow protocols and regulations related to socially distancing, the event will be held virtually this year – via three different panels during scheduled class periods. This will be the nineth year for holding the popular event, but the first in virtual format.

Attendees will have the option to register for one or mulitple panels listed below:


9:30am - 10:30am Panelists:

DeAnn Lehigh, '87 - Associate General Counsel, University of Arkansas System

James Narron, '88 - First Vice President and COO, Federal Reserve Bank Philadelphia 

David Wild, '19 EMBA - Vice President, Performance Improvement, The University of Kansas Health System


12:30pm - 1:30pm Panelists:

Alex Brickner, '92, '94 MBA - Vice President, Business Development, Change Healthcare

Thomas Werner, '91 MBA - President & CEO, Lamb Weston

Bridgette Williams, '16 EMBA - Executive Director, Heavy Constructor Association


2:00pm - 3:00pm Panelists:

Tim Besmer, '00 - Vice President, Associate Head of Global Audit, Reinsurance Group of America

Tom DeBacco, '81 - Founder & CEO, MobileUp Software 

Jackie Loya-Torres, '88 - Community Development Director/AVP, Commerce Bank




For more information, contact Amy Reardon at 816-501-4574 or amy.reardon@rockhurst.edu