Former U.S. Olympic Committee Member to Speak at Florida Tech
– Florida Tech will present a lecture by Patrick Rodgers, chief compliance officer for the U.S. Olympics committee, 2000-2003, on April 11. Part of the
School of Management Distinguished Lecturer Series, his presentation will take place on campus at 9 a.m. in the All Purpose Room of the Denius Student
Rodgers will address the subject of ethics.
Before his resignation in 2003, Rodgers designed, developed and implemented a comprehensive ethics and compliance program for the Olympic Committee. He
also provided compliance oversight of 2012 Olympic candidate cities and conducted investigations providing ethics counseling to athletes, board members and
the National Sports Governing Bodies.
Over the past 27 years, he has held leadership positions in ethics, compliance and business conduct programs. Most recently, he was director of business
ethics and compliance for a diverse environmental services and telecommunications company, RMCI, of McLean, Va. He was also corporate director of ethics
and compliance at Hughes Electronics in Los Angeles, Calif.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.
For more information about Rodgers’ presentation, call (321) 674-7327.
The Distinguished Lecturer Series is sponsored by the School of Management’s Board of Overseers. It has featured such prominent speakers as Norman
Augustine, chairman of the board of Lockheed Martin Corp.; Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas; Phillip W. Farmer, chairman and chief executive officer of Harris
Corp.; Martin R. Shugrue, Jr., then-appointed trustee of Eastern Airlines, Inc., Kent Kresa, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Northrop
Grumman Corporation; Laurent Beaudoin, chairman and chief executive officer of Bombardier, Inc.; Edward B. Rust, Jr., chairman of the board, president and
chief executive officer of State Farm Insurance Company; Robert F. Ellsworth, consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Mark C. Hollis, vice
chairman of Publix Supermarkets, Inc.; Martha Barnett, Partner, Holland & Knight; General Robert T. Herres, chair and chief executive officer, USAA;
and Karen Katen, president of Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals.