The Experts Featured in Hitting The Numbers include high-level players from Fortune 500 companies who have made business ethics a platform in their careers and have experience with sophisticated corporate ethics issues and programs.

Discussion Leader

Tom Donaldson TOM DONALDSON is a Professor and Director of the PhD Program in Ethics and Law at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. At Wharton, and previously at the Georgetown University School of Business, he has won numerous teaching awards. His writings have appeared in such publications as the Harvard Business Review, and he has authored multiple books including The Ethics of International Business, which won the 1998 SIM Academy of Management Best Book Award. A frequent television guest, he has previously appeared on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and PBS.

Panelists
Donna Boehme DONNA BOEHME, Principal, Compliance Strategists, LLC., has extensive on-the-ground experience in corporate governance, compliance and ethics both within the U.S. and internationally. She served as the first Group Compliance & Ethics Officer for BP plc, the integrated U.K.-based oil company, and as chief compliance officer at BOC, the industrial gases company. She has spoken widely around the world on corporate ethics, and currently serves as program director of the Conference Board’s Council on Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

Bill George BILL GEORGE is Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic. He joined Medtronic in 1989 as President and COO, and was elected CEO in 1991, serving in that capacity through 2001. He was Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2002. Under his leadership, Medtronic’s market capitalization grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion, averaging 35% a year. He has authored multiple books on leadership, including 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis. He serves on the boards of Exxon and Goldman Sachs.

Benjamin Heineman BENJAMIN HEINEMAN is a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the former Senior Vice President for Law and Public Affairs for General Electric where he managed 1,100 in-house lawyers in over 100 countries. Under his guidance, GE’s legal department became world-renowned, not only in legal service, but also for the major role that its attorneys play in business and management. He was one of the National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,” in 2006 and is the author of High Performance With High Integrity.

Bill Prachar BILL PRACHAR, a partner in Compliance Systems Legal Group, served for eight years as Chairman and CEO of American Ecology, a national nuclear, hazardous and solid waste services company. He also served as the senior-level chief ethics and compliance officer for two large companies, Teledyne and Waste Management. He was hired by the latter as part of a new management team following a large accounting fraud scandal at the company.

Bruce Shine BRUCE SHINE, a partner in the Shine & Mason Law Office, is an attorney who represents corporate whistleblowers. He has authored many works on corporate whistleblowers, including A View From the Whistleblower’s Attorney. An attorney with more than three decades of in-the-trenches labor law experience, he has regularly been recognized as one of Tennessee’s top lawyers in business magazines.


Win Swenson WIN SWENSON, a partner in Compliance Systems Legal Group, served as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, where he led the development of the primary framework for corporate compliance and ethics programs used in the U.S. Today, he evaluates corporate ethics and compliance programs for private companies, often pursuant to consent decrees with the government, and has also been retained directly by the U.S. Justice Department.