2006 - Five Years Later: Lessons in Leadership from Enron and Andersen

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business will host its annual Business Ethics Forum entitled "Five Years Later: Leadership Lessons from Enron and Andersen" November 1-3 at the Hankamer School of Business. The forum will discuss some of the major ethical issues and lessons learned from Enron and Andersen, from their rich history and tradition to their demise.

"A critical dimension in the experience of a Baylor business student is the opportunity to develop ethics skills," said Terry Maness dean of the school. "Although ethics is included in our business curricula all year long, we feel compelled to set aside this time every year to place special focus on this important topic."

The Andersen I Knew

The forum will begin at 3:30 p.m. November 1 with a panel discussion entitled "The Andersen I Knew." The panelists will include Larry Dagley, Dagley Design and Development; Harold Cunningham, retired; and Phil Wedemeyer, PCAOB; all formerly with Andersen. Visit for more information.

Ethical Leadership Case Competition

At 5:00 p.m. the School's first annual Ethical Leadership Case Competition will begin. This competition will involve over 100 undergraduate and graduate students. It consists of five leagues, with each league having four or five teams. All student teams will present the case and their recommendations in a formal business presentation. Presentations and judging will begin Friday, Nov. 3, at 8:00 a.m. For more details, visit

Executives in Classrooms

All day Wednesday and Thursday, executives and ethics officers from various companies will be guest speakers in classes across the Business School. View the schedule of visiting speakers at

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

On Thursday, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m., the Business School will host a movie night, showing "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," that will include popcorn, Dr Pepper floats and lively discussion. Visit for more information.

Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speaker Series

At noon on Friday, Nov. 3, Mark McCollum, Sr. Vice-President and Director of Accounting for Halliburton, will speak at a luncheon as part of the Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speakers Series. Seating for this event is limited and reservations are required. Visit for more information.

Roundtable - Five Years Later: Leadership Lessons from Enron and Andersen

Later that afternoon, executive panelists will meet for a discussion, "Five Years Later: Leadership Lessons from Enron and Andersen Integrity Roundtable." Panelists include Dr. Vince Kaminski, Professor of Executive Education at Rice University, former Director of Research for Enron; Jack Tompkins, former Andersen partner, former CFO of Enron; and Phil Wedemeyer, PCAOB, former Andersen partner. Charles D. Niemeier, member of the PCAOB will serve as moderator for the event. For more information, visit

The Business Ethics Forum is sponsored by Harry and Hazel Chavanne Endowment for Christian Ethics in Business, Students in Free Enterprise, Larry and Mandy Powell, Conoco Phillips and Texas Farm Bureau.

The main web address for information about this event is

Business Ethics Forum
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