Clorox Co. CEO to speak as part of ND business ethics series

Author: Carol Elliott


Senior executives from industries ranging from consumer products to financial services will discuss ethics and business leadership during the Berges Lecture Series, an annual fall series of talks hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

The talks take place on select Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Mendoza College’s Jordan Auditorium. They are free and open to the public.

Donald R. Knauss, chairman and CEO of The Clorox Company, will present “Leadership Traits” on Sept. 18. Knauss joined the company in October 2006. As CEO, he has overall responsibility for directing Clorox’s worldwide operations, which generated revenues of $5.6 billion in fiscal year 2013.

The full schedule of speakers is:

·       Sept. 18: Donald R. Knauss, chairman and CEO, The Clorox Company; “Leadership Traits”

·       Sept. 25: Greg and Vera Muzzillo, founder and CEO of Proforma; “Are Government Regulated/Legislated Ethics a Good Idea?”

·       Nov. 4: Tom Tropp, vice president of Corporate Ethics and Sustainability at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; “Corporate Ethics: A Tool for Sound Management”

·       Nov. 13: Anne Nobles, former senior vice president of Enterprise Risk Management and chief ethics and compliance officer for Eli Lilly; “Making Corporate Ethics Work Over Time”

The Berges Lecture Series is presented by the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide at Mendoza College of Business. For more information, visit or contact Deb Coch at (574) 631-6072 or