College of Business Ethics Conference

Nationally recognized legal scholar and frequent Sunday morning talk show guest Jonathan Turley was the keynote speaker at the fifth annual College of
Business Ethics Conference on April 19. More than 75 area business and community leaders, College of Business faculty and students attended the conference,
which was hosted by Harris Corporation, at the customer briefing center at Harris Corporation, 1025 W. NASA Boulevard in Melbourne. A reception at the end
of the day’s activities was sponsored by Riverside National Bank. Jonathan Turley has written on constitution law, legal theory and tort law. He has served
as counsel in some of the most notable cases in the last two decades: Area 51 workers at a secret airbase in Nevada; the nuclear couriers at Oak Ridge,
Tennessee; the Rocky Flats grand jury in Colorado; husband in the Elizabeth Morgan custody controversy; and four former U.S. Attorneys General during the
Clinton impeachment litigation. Dr. Turley has appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows Meet the Press, ABC this Week, Face the Nation and Fox Sunday. He
is the Shapiro Professor Public Interest Law at George Washington University Law School. The topic of this year’s conference was Ethics in Our Everyday
Lives. Following Dr. Turley’s address there were discussion sessions conducted by Patti Savitz, bar counsel, The Florida Bar, Orlando branch; James
Christie, Harris Corporation; Dr. James Palermo, chief quality officer, Health First, Inc.; Alan Doshier, sector vice president, Northrop Grumman; Bruce
Melnick, vice president senior site executive, Boeing Corporation; and James Shaw, president, Titan Systems Corp. There were panel discussions featuring
Alan Prestwood, Solomon Smith Barney; Dr. Richard DiPatri, superintendent of the Brevard County schools; Jack Parker, Brevard County sheriff; and Dr
Rosemary Laird, Health First, Inc. Also, there was a case presentation by Melbourne High School’s team that took first place honors in the recent College
of Business ninth annual high school ethics competition.

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