Loyola partners with KPMG, Baltimore Business Journal and Greater Baltimore Committee on event highlighting ethical leaders

Dennis Shaughnessy, chairman of the board at FTI Consulting, will present the Ethical Leaders lecture, “Setting the Tone at the Top: Leading with a Long-Term View,” at Loyola University Maryland March 25 at 7 p.m. The event, which takes place in McGuire Hall on the University’s North Charles Street campus, will be followed by a networking reception with light refreshments and cocktails.

Shaughnessy will be the inaugural speaker in what Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management plans to be a series of thought leadership and networking events highlighting executives whose ethics, leadership, reflection or global perspective has made a difference in the business community. The Shaugnessy lecture is presented by the Sellinger School and KPMG and sponsored by the Baltimore Business Journal and Greater Baltimore Committee.

FTI Consulting is a global corporate financial consulting firm offering event-driven consulting in the areas of corporate finance, economics consulting, forensic and litigation consulting, strategic communications, and technology. The company employs 3,500 people and operates in 26 countries on six continents. Under Shaughnessy’s leadership for the past six years, FTI Consulting has engaged with some of the world’s largest companies, and in some of the world’s biggest scandals, including the investigation of Bernie Madoff, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, uncovering fraud by WorldCom-MCI, and the investigation into the illegal use of steroids by players in Major League Baseball.

“Dennis has been a leader in the investments, trade and financial services industry for over 30 years,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. “His influence on the investigation, restructuring, and recovery from some of the high-stake issues facing our country, and the global business environment is something from which our students, alumni, and friends can all learn.”

Until 2004, Shaughnessy was a general partner of the Grotech Capital Group, which managed approximately $1 billion in private equity funds. Prior, he had served as the president and chief executive officer of CRI International, an international petroleum refining services company, senior vice president at Mercantile Bank in charge of the Personal Services Division that engaged in the supervision and management of more than $3 billion of investment assets, and vice president for Mercantile’s Corporate Financial Services Group, in charge of providing capital raising, mergers and aquisitions, and general financial consulting. Shaughnessy has also served on a number of boards for both private and publicly traded companies. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a J.D. and from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in economics.

This event is open to the public. Loyola students and alumni are offered free admission, but must reserve tickets at the box office on the University’s North Charles Street campus between the hours of 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., or by calling 410-617-5932. Tickets will be available to the general public for $30 later this week.

For more information or questions regarding this story, contact Courtney Jolley at 410-617-5025.

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