IEEE has arranged for the ethics program below to be given to Section Members, Society Members, OSU Student Branch, OSU Graduate Student Branch and DeVry University Student Branch Members at DeVry University 1350 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43209

You will learn the impact associated with ethic violations. This program should be attended by engineering students, professional engineers, university instructors and professors. Most organizations have codes of ethics and many licensed groups are covered by state ethics laws, where violations may be a criminal offense.

Meeting Room: 116

PROGRAM: Ethics ? A Case Study on the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

PRESENTER: William J. Lhota, PE, PS
William J. Lhota is a former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) From September 2004 to February 2011. COTA is the public transportation provider in central Ohio. Following retirement from American Electric Power (AEP) in December 2001, as a senior executive, he formed LHOTA SERVICES in January 2002. LHOTA SERVICES was a sole proprietor business focusing on arbitration, mediation, energy consulting, as well as consulting, teaching and lecturing on business and engineering ethics. At retirement from AEP, Lhota was President – Energy Delivery, American Electric Power and Executive Vice President, American Electric Power Service Corporation. While at AEP Lhota was responsible for power transmission and distribution systems in 11 states. He spent 37 years at AEP serving in numerous management positions at Ohio Power Company and Columbus Southern Power, both subsidiaries of AEP in addition to the AEP Service Corporation.

Throughout his career Lhota has had extensive experience in public policy and labor relations. Early in his career, for four years, he had day-to-day responsibility for public policy in Washington D.C. and in Ohio. In all subsequent positions, in addition to other duties, he directed both national and state public policy. Lhota has worked with organized labor throughout his career and he was instrumental in establishing cooperative relations between AEP and its labor unions. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1964 from The Ohio State University. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. He is a registered professional engineer and surveyor in Ohio and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. Lhota created and managed AEP’s original corporate compliance program, has extensive experience in ethics, corporate governance and is:
* Member of the Board of Directors for the National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE) at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

* Past, chair and member of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review

* Panel member for six ethics webinars presented annually by the National Society of Professional Engineers

* Led the development of a Code of Ethics for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and The Ohio State University Alumni Association Articles and publications:
* The Need for Professional Ethics
* The Evolution and Application of Codes of Ethics for the Engineering Professional
* Leadership and Teamwork
* False Claims Acts Affect Compliance and Ethics Programs

Make your reservations through John Pax at by October 12, 2013

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