SU Trustee Mower speaks on corporate ethics
SU Trustee Mower speaks on corporate ethicsMay 19, 2003Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
Three major leaders in the business community-James W. Kinnear, Muriel Siebert, and Eric Mower ’66, G ’68-were featured speakers at a May 12 forum in Albany’s Legislative Office Building on “Corporate Leadership and Ethics.” Mower is a member of the Executive Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees and a member of the Advisory Board of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The forum, which was open to legislative and government officials, business leaders, news media and interested members of the public, was sponsored by The Public Policy Institute of New York State, the research affiliate of The Business Council.
Mower is chairman and CEO of Eric Mower and Associates, a marketing communications firm founded 35 years ago in Syracuse. The agency has offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Atlanta, and Portsmouth, N.H. Mr. Mower has spoken and has been consulted widely on the importance of reputation management for businesses and other large organizations. His firm is ranked in the top 5 percent of U.S. public relations firms, but he has repeatedly stressed that a good reputation starts not with PR strategies, but with integrity, with quality products and services, and with listening. “Doing what’s right is always what’s smart,” he says.
Kinnear is the retired president and CEO of Texaco; Seibert is the founder and president of the brokerage firm that bears her name.