Business and

Government Ethics


Although most of my work is in the field of clinical ethics, I routinely provide seminars and assistance in other areas of applied ethics as well, such as leadership ethics, business ethics, and ethics in local government.  The topic of ethics in local government is of particular interest to me because, in addition to my professional perspective on the topic, I have had the great honor of serving for three terms on Lynchburg City Council and serving two terms as Lynchburg Virginia's Mayor.  My experience on Council adds greatly to my understanding of how political decisions are made, and has given me a bank of experience that I draw from when considering the ethical implications of government action.

While I have made numerous presentations regarding leadership ethics generally and ethics in politics more specifically, one major project that I worked on not long ago had to do with budgeting ethics.  As part of that effort, the City of Alexandria, Virginia utilized my services to help staff budget in times of fiscal challenge.  Coverage of this effort appeared in the Washington Post, the BBC World Service, NPR's 'All Things Considered', the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The LA Times, and the Fox News Broadcast 'Fox and Friends'.

Please contact me if you would like further information on "Budgeting Ethics", "Ethical Leadership", "Disaster Ethics", "Business Ethics and Public Service", "The Ethics of Eminent Domain", "Practical Ethics For Local Leaders" or any other similar topic.

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