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Center Executive Director Named to "The 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics"

Monday, Jul. 15, 2013

 Kirk Hanson, Center executive director, was the top academic on the 2012 list of the most influential people in business ethics, compiled by Ethisphere magazine.  The citation reads, "Hanson leads the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, which is a leading organization that covers ethical issues in a range of areas, including a particular focus on business ethics."  

Winners came from 10 core categories including academics, business leadership, philantrophy, and government and regulatory.   Other academics on the list include Ann Tenbrunsel, director of the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide at Notre Dame; Alex Plinio, co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers; and Joshua Margolis, professor of business administration at Harvard.

The magazine named Brandley Birkenfeld as the most influential person in business ethics "for his role blowing the whistle on alleged tax fraud occurring at UBS."