Officials to Discuss Ethical Issues in the Revitalization Of Allentown, 9/18

by Lore McFadden | Sep 16, 2014

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace will host an ethics breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, September 18, 2014, in the DeSales University Center on the Center Valley campus. This event, “Urban Renewal / Urban Decay” will feature special guest speakers Alan Jennings, executive director of the community action committee of the Lehigh Valley; PA State Senator Patrick Browne; and Seymour Traub, chairman of the board of directors of the Allentown Economic Development Corporation.

Mr. Jennings has served in an advisory role to or on the boards of directors of many statewide or national groups, including the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the Urban Availability Task Force of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, and the community reinvestment boards of several local banks. Jennings also served as one of five delegates appointed by Governor Tom Ridge to represent Pennsylvania at the Presidents’ Summit on America’s Future in 1997. In 2004, the PA Senate confirmed his appointment by Governor Ed Rendell to the State Planning Board.

Senator Browne serves as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee. He also serves on five other Senate Committees: Banking and Insurance; Community, Economic and Recreational Development; Education; Finance; and Labor and Industry. Senator Browne is Chairman of the Senate Early Childhood Education Caucus and serves as a board member of the Public Employee Retirement Commission, the Public School Employees’ Retirement System board, and the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority.

Mr. Traub is a member of the Lehigh County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and has practiced law before the Supreme Court of the United States and as a Registered Attorney before the U.S. Patent Office. Traub concentrates his practice in business, corporate and contract matters. He is a member of the Lehigh County, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and the Lawyers Society of Jewish Federation of Lehigh Valley. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Family Business Council of the Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce, Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of the Fund to Benefit Children and Youth and on the Advisory Board of Muhlenberg College. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce.

Breakfast attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the presenter and engage with others on the topic. Participants will enjoy a buffet breakfast and table discussions based on the keynote address. There will be a book sale and signing following the event. Registration and breakfast is $25 per person or $175 for a table of 8.

Those wishing to attend can register online at www.desales.edu/salesian (scroll to Ethics icon) or send a check made out to the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace c/o Lore McFadden, DeSales University 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA, 18034. For more information, call the Salesian Center at 610-282-1100, ext. 1244, or email ethics.workplace@desales.edu.

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace is a partnership institution of the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University on January 1, 2006. The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture was established in 2000 to promote the interaction of faith and culture, in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values.

By its collaboration with the Forum, the Salesian Center is able to extend its mission of social engagement into the corporate world and is able to capitalize on the working relationships that the Forum has already established in the business community. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs.


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Tom McNamara
Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University
2255 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219
Tom.McNamara@desales.edu