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Business Ethics Indiana

Mission and Purpose


The mission of BEI is to promote ethical business practices and provide professional development that strengthens Indiana as a business ethics center of excellence.


BEI areas of focus are:

  1. the education of its members in the area of business ethics and compliance;
  2. the promotion of best practices in ethics and compliance among its members and the entire Indiana business community;
  3. professional development and networking;
  4. partnerships with academic institutions to promote the field of business ethics and compliance; and
  5. to create programs and experiences such as the Business Ethics Summit.



Drew Northern, Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Cook Group and Cook Medical

Executive Vice President
Jared Prentice, Senior Manager, Records & Contracts, Deloitte Services LP

Vice President of Administration
David Earl Smith, Executive Director, Ethics & Compliance, Eli Lilly and Company

Vice President of Finance
Joan Kissel, Chief Audit Executive and Ethics Officer, Old National Bank

Vice President of Governance
Joseph F. Zielinski, Director of Compliance and Privacy Officer, CarDon & Associates, Inc.

Vice President of Programs
Laura Donahue, Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Eli Lilly and Company


Membership Committee

  • Review membership applications to determine eligibility
  • Maintain membership roster and publish to members annually
  • Outreach to engage and recruit new members
  • Gather and maintain member data protection notice and consent
  • Other tasks as required by Committee Chair

Program Committee

  • Plan quarterly meetings
  • Plan Annual Summit
  • Engage potential speakers
  • Prepare meeting materials
  • Maintain attendance and provide certifications for continuing education credits
  • Other tasks as required by Committee Chair

Governance Committee

  • Assist with member communications
  • Assist with BEI web site and other social media as appropriate
  • Assist in facilitating bi-annual officer elections
  • Engage membership in voting and gathering written proxies
  • Draft by-law amendments as required
  • Other tasks as required by Committee Chair

Certification Committee

  • Liaise with Marian University and course instructors
  • Assist in researching and developing course topics
  • Assist in developing new/additional instructors
  • Assist in researching and developing continuing professional education credit
  • Other tasks as required by Committee Chair

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