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Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2012

The 2012 Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award was presented on Thursday, April 12,2012. 3M was honored with the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Award for Business Ethics.

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Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2011

The 2011 Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award was presented on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. DuPont Corporation was honored with the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Award for Business Ethics.

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Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2010

The 2010 Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award was presented on Monday, April 12,2010. Levi Strauss & Company was honored with the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Award for Business Ethics.

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Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2009

The 2009 Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award was presented on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. General Electric Company was honored with the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Award for Business Ethics.

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Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2008

The 2008 Cahill Lecture was presented by Ron Grzywinski, Chairman and Co-Founder, and Mary Houghton, President and Co-Founder, of ShoreBank Corporation on Tuesday, April 22, 2008.

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The Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award was presented on Tuesday, April 22, in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business. Ron Grzywinski, Chairman and Co-Founder, and Mary Houghton, President and Co-Founder, of ShoreBank Corporation, was honored with the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Award for Business Ethics and presented the Frank Cahill Lecture. Father Hesburgh presented the award.

 
Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2007

The 2007 Cahill Lecture was presented by Howard Schultz, Chairman, Starbucks Coffee Company on March 29, 2007.

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The Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award was presented on Thursday, March 29, in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business. Howard Schultz, Chairman of Starbucks Coffee Company was honored with the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Award for Business Ethics and gave the Frank Cahill Lecture and spoke on “Entrepreneurship and Ethics”. Father Hesburgh presented the award.

 
Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2006

The 2006 Cahill Lecture was presented by Robert B. Catell, CEO, and Kenny Moore, Director of Human Resources and Corporate Ombudsman, both of Keyspan on April 5, 2006.

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The Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award was presented on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, in the Giovanini Commons, Mendoza College of Business. Robert B. Catell, CEO, and Kenny Moore, Director of Human Resources and Corporate Ombudsman, both of Keyspan, were honored with the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Award for Business Ethics and gave the Frank Cahill Lecture and spoke on “The CEO and the Monk”. Father Hesburgh presented the award.

*Bob and Kenny are co-authors of “The CEO and the Monk: One Company’s Journey to Profit and Purpose” (John Wiley and Sons, 2004) rated as one of the top-ten best selling business books on Amazon.com.

 
Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2005

The 2005 Cahill Lecture was presented by Professor Robert Audi on April 5, 2005.

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Robert Audi joins the University as David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics, Professor of Management, and Professor of Philosophy. Audi is author of numerous books and articles in ethics, including Moral Knowledge and Ethical Character (Oxford University Press, 1997), Religious Commitment and Secular Reason, Cambridge University Press, 2000), and The Good in the Right: A Theory of Intuition and Intrinsic Value, forthcoming from Princeton University Press in early 2004).

He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association, a member of many editorial boards in ethics and related areas, and (in the years since 1981) a Director of five National Endowment for the Humanities Institutes and Seminars and of many shorter seminars in ethics designed for professional school faculty who teach in the field. He comes to Notre Dame from the University of Nebraska, where he has served as Charles J. Mach University Professor of Philosophy.

The 2005 Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics is being presented to Amy Domini, CEO of Domini Social Investments by Father Theodore Hesburgh.

 
Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2004
 

The 2004 Cahill Lecture was presented by Joseph Maciariello on April 14, 2004.

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Dr. Joseph Maciariello specializes in the application of Judeo-Christian values to the practice of management. His lecture was titled "Management Practices at the ServiceMaster Company and the Drucker Tradition."

The 2004 Hesburgh Award was presented to C. William (Bill) Pollard, chairman emeritus of the ServiceMaster Company.

Pollard joined ServiceMaster in 1977 and twice served as chief executive officer, first from 1983 to 1993, a time during which the company's customer level revenues grew from $234 million to $6.4 billion, and also from July 1999 to January 2001. He was the company's chairman of the board from 1990 to 2002 and continues to serve as an advisor.

ServiceMaster provides outsourcing services to more than 10.5 million customers in the United States and 41 countries worldwide, and is the parent corporation for companies such as TruGreen-ChemLawn, Terminix and Merry Maids. Under Pollard's leadership, ServiceMaster was recognized as the No. 1 service firm in the Fortune 500 and was cited as one of the magazine's most admired companies.

Pollard was graduated from Wheaton College and the Northwestern University School of Law. He practiced law from 1963 to 1972, specializing in corporate finance and tax, and served on the faculty and as a vice president at Wheaton from 1972 to 1977.

Pollard is the author of the best-selling book "The Soul of the Firm" and has contributed to other books and magazines. He is co-chair and a director of UnumProvident Corp. and a director of Herman Miller Inc. He also serves on the boards of Central DuPage Health, Wheaton College, The Leader to Leader Institute, and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

   

 

 
Cahill Lecture and Hesburgh Award 2003
 

The 2003 Cahill Lecture was presented by Kenneth Goodpaster on March 19, 2003. 

Goodpaster earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Notre Dame and his master's and doctoral degrees in philosophy from the University of Michigan. Before his appointment to the St. Thomas faculty he taught and conducted research at Notre Dame and the Harvard Business School, where he developed the ethics curriculum.

The 2003 Hesburgh Award was presented to William W. George, former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic, Inc. 

George joined Medtronic in 1989 as president and chief operating officer and was chief executive officer from 1991-2001. He was a member of the firm's board from 1989-2002, serving as chair for the final six years. Based in Minneapolis, Medtronic is the world's leading medical technology company.  A leading advocate for holding board directors more accountable, George was selected Director of the Year for 2001-02 by the National Association of Corporate Directors, Executive of the Year for 2001 by the Academy of Management, and a 2002 Legend in Leadership by Yale University.  Prior to joining Medtronic, George served in executive positions at Honeywell, Litton Industries, and as a civilian in the U.S. Department of Navy. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his master of business administration degree from Harvard University.  George currently is serving as a professor of leadership and governance at the Swiss business school IMD and as a visiting professor of technology management at the Swiss Fédéral Polytechnique. He serves on the boards of directors of Goldman Sachs, Novartis and Target Corp.