The Consequences of “Doing the Right Thing”

National political and civil discourse has deteriorated significantly over the past two decades, and with it so too has trust in organizations, large and small. The roles of senior communication and corporate affairs professionals—those frequently responsible for helping to express the values of their organizations—have become increasingly important. What’s more, society's views and expectations of the executive leadership of these organizations have also been impacted.

With purpose being the new environmental condition, some critically important questions were addressed in a special panel discussion with some top industry and academic thought leaders, including:

  • Roger Bolton, President, Arthur W. Page Society
  • Roger Fine, Chairman, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; General Counsel (retired), Johnson & Johnson
  • Joyce Herneghan, Chief Communication Officer (retired), GE
  • Jack Leslie, Chairman, Weber Shandwick
  • Bill Nielsen, Corporate Vice President, Chief Communication Officer (retired), Johnson & Johnson
  • Michael Sneed, Worldwide Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
  • Erica Southerland, Assistant Professor, Communications, Howard University
  • Moderated by Craig Rothenberg, Founder, CEO, Rothenberg Communication LLC

Watch the video of "Value of Values" presentation


The event, “Values-Based Decision Making in a Provocative Environment” was sponsored in part by: