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6285-Open Business Forum

6285-February 22, 2012

people planet profit

The Malone University School of Business and Leadership's Annual Open Business Forum will explore how to do well by doing good with the next offering in its series, "The Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit," Wednesday, March 21 from 7- 9 p.m. in the Fred F. Silk Auditorium of Mitchell Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

Lead Speaker:

David Krueger, Ph.D.

David received his B.A. from Carthage College, an M.A. in religion, an M.A. in public policy studies, and a Ph.D. in ethics from the University of Chicago.  Prior to his work at Baldwin Wallace College, he was executive director of the Center for Ethics and Corporate Policy in Chicago, a nonprofit organization that brought together the business, academic, and religious communities of greater Chicago for conferences, consulting, ongoing programs, and research in business and organizational ethics.

He is the Charles E. Spahr Chair in Managerial and Corporate Ethics, the second oldest endowed chair in business ethics in the country.  In this role, he provides a wide array of business ethics courses among B-W's business programs, as well as other ethics-related courses at the College.  He also offers outreach programs for the B-W and wider community, including an annual Charles Spahr Lecture in Business Ethics and an annual summer ethics teaching workshop for B-W faculty. He has 3 children and lives in Bay Village.

Krueger is co-director of Baldwin Wallace's new sustainability major, which now enters its third year with approximately 40 majors. He is director of the new Institute for Sustainable Business, which serves as a resource to the campus and to the northeast Ohio business community.

Panel Speakers:

Stefanie Smith

As the Green Building Consultant and Sustainability Coordinator at Stark State College in North Canton since 2010, Stefanie leads campus projects through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building design process and works toward advancing sustainability on campus and within the community.

With more than 10 years of experience as an architect in Northeast Ohio, Stefanie shifted her focus to green buildings while living in Suzhou, China, where she led multi-national firms in Shanghai and Beijing to meet LEED CI and NC certification requirements, developed business processes and templates to improve communication and efficiency, and expanded business clientele through public speaking engagements. During this time, she also co-founded and directed the Suzhou Sports Club, a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to providing extracurricular activities for children.

Stefanie has a B.S. from the School of Art and Design at MIT and a BARCH from the School of Architecture at Kent State University.

Todd Pugh

Todd Pugh started Todd's Lawn Care at the age of 14 for a way to make some spending money.  After graduation from The Ohio State University in 1996, Pugh pursued his passion for landscaping by developing Enviroscapes.  Today, Enviroscapes employees more than 135 employees in peak season and have branch locations in Akron,  Canton, Louisville,  and Youngstown. Enviroscapes has won multiple national and state landscape awards as well as been featured in numerous articles.  A generous community sponsor and volunteer, Pugh and his family are also active participants in the local and state agriculture community.

Kenneth Weber

Ken Weber began his career with Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin before joining Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. in March of 2002 as President & CEO.

Under Weber's direction, the local non-profit has more than tripled its annual revenue since 2002 and grown the number of people served annually from 1,600 to more than 20,000. In recent years, Weber has led the agency in a leadership development journey that ranges from growing current leadership to developing new through an Emerging Leader Program. Additionally, Weber brought with him a vision for a Community Campus of non-profits, which has recently come to fruition with the successful completion of a $4.3 million capital campaign and 19 non-profits working out of the Campus facility.

Weber has enjoyed volunteering in the community, and has been involved with Canton Rotary Club, the Canton Museum of Art, United Way's COMPASS Committee, and the Ohio Association of Goodwill Industries to name a few. Weber was the founding chairman of Leave a Legacy Stark County.

Weber and his wife, Sally, have been married for more than 35 years and have five grown children and three grandchildren.


For more information, call Marj Carlson Hurst, D.B.A, dean of the School and Business and Leadership at 330-471-8244 or email zpneyfba+znybar+rqh

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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