MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Tech College of Business Center for Ethics and Leadership will host its Eighth Annual Business Ethics Conference, “Women in the
Workplace: Breaking the Glass Ceiling” on Tuesday, April 15. It will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Harris Corp., Phillip W. Farmer Customer
Briefing Center, in Melbourne.
Dean of the College of Business Robert Niebuhr, Ph.D., will introduce the speakers. The morning keynote speaker will be Karen M. Garrison, member of the
Standard Parking Board of Directors (NASDAQ), Tenet Healthcare (NYSE), Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ) and the Bridgeport Cathedral Cluster School Board. She is
also former president and CEO of Pitney Bowes Business Services.
The afternoon keynote speaker will be Wilma Goldstein, senior adviser on women’s issues for Entrepreneurial Development at the U. S. Small Business
A morning panel on legal and human resource management, Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Issues, will be moderated by Isabella Bunn, Ph.D. She
is associate director of the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture and the Florida Tech College of Business Distinguished Visiting Professor Chair of
Panel members will include Andy Hament, Esq., partner, and labor and employment lawyer, Ford and Harrison, LLP; John Gronda, Esq., vice president counsel
for Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits, Harris Corp.; Theresa Domagalski, Ph.D., College of Business associate professor; Shelley Fick, assistant.
vice president, Community Educators Credit Union, Department of Human Resources; and Betty Richards, Northrop Grumman human resources director.
An afternoon panel, Women in Leadership – Success Stories, will be moderated by Annie Becker, Ph.D., president, Florida Tech Women’s Business Center, and
professor of management information systems and computer science, College of Business. Panel members will include Robi Roberts, construction entrepreneur;
Dana Kilborne, Prime Bank president and CEO; Connie Chiles-Cooke, agent/president, Connie Chiles-Cooke Agency State Farm Insurance; and Janice M. Lindsay,
Harris Corp. vice president, Strategic Sourcing.
Before lunch the Melbourne High School Ethics Team will present an ethics case.
The team won the 2008 College of Business High School Ethics Competition held March 7.
Conference cost is $25 each; $20 each for members of groups of more than five; and free to students who register and present student I.D. in advance.
The conference is sponsored by Harris Corp. For information and to make reservations by April 7, contact Lyn Chilcote, College of Business, at (321)
674-7167 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.