The 20th Annual Burkenroad Institute Symposium

February 22, 2013

The Symposium will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tulane University's Uptown Campus in Dixon Hall.

Attendance to the symposium is free and open to the public.
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Through The Looking Glass: The Ethics of Transparency In The Global Business Environment


James S. Turley
Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young

James S. Turley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young, a leading global professional services organization providing assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. With over 150,000 people in 140 countries, Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services organizations in the world.

Jim began his career with Ernst & Young in 1977 in the U.S. firm's Houston office. Over the years, Jim was named Metropolitan New York Area Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP in 1998 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2000. In July 2001, he became Chairman and CEO. Based in New York and London, Jim serves as senior advisory partner for many of Ernst & Young's largest global clients. 

As Chairman, Jim sets a clear and strong tone from the top, focused on quality, integrity, and professionalism. He has worked to create a high-performance work environment with a highly visible leadership commitment to "Quality in Everything We Do." Ernst & Young has been consistently recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. 

Jim is actively engaged with many stakeholders as part of Ernst & Young's commitment to enhancing the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. He has encouraged dialogue with key stakeholders across the globe regarding the many changes facing the world capital markets, including the advent of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the United States, the introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards in more than 100 countries throughout the world, and the overall movement toward greater convergence of global auditing standards and global governance.

Throughout his career, Jim has actively supported numerous civic, cultural, and business organizations. He is currently Chair of Catalyst and National Corporate Theatre Fund. He co-chairs the Russia Foreign Investment Advisory Council and serves on President Obama's Export Council. He is on the Board of Directors for Boy Scouts of America and on the Board of Trustees for Rice University. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable and IBLAC (International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai) and was Chair of the Governing Board of the U.S. Center for Audit Quality from 2007-2011.

Jim holds a Master's and BA in Accounting from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He enjoys sports, including golf and tennis. Jim and his wife, Lynne, have a grown son.



Ira Solomon
Dean, A.B. Freeman School of Business

A native of Roosevelt, N.Y., Ira received his PhD in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and taught at the University of Arizona before joining the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1983. At Illinois, Ira served as the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy and later as the R.C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business and head of the Department of Accountancy at Illinois. He has published more than 35 scholarly articles, monographs, and books. He has served as a vice president of both the Illinois CPA Society and the American Accounting Association, and as a member of the governing council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ira received the AAA Outstanding Auditing Educator Award in 1997 and was recognized by the AAA Auditing Section for Outstanding Dissertation Supervision in 1997, 2000, and 2003. In 2009, Ira received the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from the AICPA and the Special Award of Merit from the Illinois CPA Society. 




James M. Lapeyre, Jr.
President, Laitram, LLC 

James M. Lapeyre, Jr. (Jay) is President of Laitram, LLC. Laitram is a diversified global manufacturer of plastic conveyor belting, shrimp processing equipment, and space-saving stairs. He is Board Chair of ION Geophysical, a NYSE company that provides seismic technology services and solutions to the global energy industry. Mr. Lapeyre is Chair of the Tulane Board of Administrators, a member of the A.B. Freeman Business School Council, and Board Chair of The Atlas Society in Washington, D.C. Post-Katrina, through the Business Council, and in association with Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, Mr. Lapeyre has been actively engaged in efforts to reform and improve local and state government to improve flood safety, Orleans assessors, Orleans Sewerage and Water governance, charter schools, criminal justice, and the Orleans Inspector General and Independent Police Monitor. Mr. Lapeyre earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Tulane University in 1978.




Daryl G. Byrd

Daryl G. Byrd is President and Chief Executive Officer of IBERIABANK Corporation and IBERIABANK. He serves on the Boards of Directors for both entities. He joined IBERIABANK in 1999. IBERIABANK, headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, is the 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation and operates 179 branch offices throughout Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Tennessee. With $12.5 billion in assets (as of September 30, 2012) and over 2,500 associates, IBERIABANK Corporation is the largest and oldest bank holding company headquartered in Louisiana. The Company also operates bank offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas. Mr. Byrd is the Federal Advisory Council representative for the Sixth District of the Federal Reserve System. His civic affiliations include the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Committee of 100, LSU - E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration, and the Tulane Business School Council. He received a BS degree from Samford University in 1976 and an MBA degree from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1978.



Adrienne Colella
Director, Burkenroad Institute

Adrienne received her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio State University. She is President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the American Psychological Association. She has published or consulted on organizational entry, newcomer socialization, goal setting, utility analysis, and biographical data testing. Her research appears in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. Her research has been funded by the New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council, the Army Research Institute, the Navy Personnel R&D Center, Rutgers University, Texas A&M University, and Tulane University.


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