Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. to speak on “Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Politics”

The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance
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The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance hosted a special event featuring Jon M. Huntsman Jr.—former governor of Utah, former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore, and 2012 Presidential candidate—titled “Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Politics,” on Monday, October 17. Brian Tierney—CEO of Brian Communications and former CEO and publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and philly.com—moderated the discussion.

At a time when both inter and intra-party tensions are at an all-time high, Governor Huntsman shared his views on how citizens and lawmakers can fix the broken politics of Washington, DC, by working together and putting the needs of the nation above the needs of their respective parties. Governor Huntsman is a co-chairman of No Labels, a bipartisan advocacy group committed to solving problems by uniting members of both political parties.

The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance will host a special event featuring Jon M. Huntsman Jr.—former governor of Utah, former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore, and 2012 Presidential candidate—titled “Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Politics.” Brian Tierney—CEO of Brian Communications and former CEO and publisher of The Philadelphia InquirerThe Daily News and philly.com—will moderate the discussion.

At a time when both inter and intra-party tensions are at an all-time high, Governor Huntsman will share his views on how citizens and lawmakers can fix the broken politics of Washington, DC, by working together and putting the needs of the nation above the needs of their respective parties. Governor Huntsman is the co-chairman of No Labels, a bipartisan advocacy group committed to solving problems by uniting members of both political parties.

The event takes place on Tuesday, April 5 from 12-1 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101) at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. The event is free and open to the Villanova community and the public.

 

The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance will host a special event featuring Jon M. Huntsman Jr.—former governor of Utah, former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore, and 2012 Presidential candidate—titled “Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Politics.” Brian Tierney—CEO of Brian Communications and former CEO and publisher of The Philadelphia InquirerThe Daily News and philly.com—will moderate the discussion.

At a time when both inter and intra-party tensions are at an all-time high, Governor Huntsman will share his views on how citizens and lawmakers can fix the broken politics of Washington, DC, by working together and putting the needs of the nation above the needs of their respective parties. Governor Huntsman is the co-chairman of No Labels, a bipartisan advocacy group committed to solving problems by uniting members of both political parties.

The event takes place on Tuesday, April 5 from 12-1 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101) at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. The event is free and open to the Villanova community and the public.

 

Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. “Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Politics”

 

 

Jon Huntsman Jr. is chairman of the Atlantic Council and co-chairman of No Labels. The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum to help shape policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world. The primary goal of No Labels is to start a national movement that will culminate in a Federal government that sees the presidential administration and both houses of Congress working together to achieve mutually agreed-upon goals that will solve the nation’s problems.


Governor Huntsman began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has served each of the four US presidents since then in critical roles around the world, including as ambassador to Singapore, deputy assistant secretary of commerce for Asia, US trade ambassador and, most recently, US ambassador to China. In all three Senate confirmations, he received unanimous votes. Twice elected governor of Utah, Governor Huntsman brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the state’s rainy day fund and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. During his tenure, Utah was named the best managed state in America. Recognized by others for his service, Governor Huntsman was elected as chairman of the Western Governors Association, serving 19 states throughout the region.

Governor Huntsman ran for the Presidency in 2012 where he ultimately placed third in the New Hampshire primary before bowing out. He currently serves on the boards of Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, the US Naval Academy Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he serves as a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institute, a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a trustee of the Reagan Presidential Foundation and chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Governor Huntsman has served as a visiting fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as a distinguished lecturer at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He was recently inducted into the American Academy of Diplomacy.

Governor Huntsman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has eight honorary doctoral degrees.

 

Brian Tierney is the CEO of Brian and Realtime Media and is a nationally recognized expert in marketing and communications.

Prior to Brian and Realtime Media, Brian was owner and publisher of the Pulitzer-prize winning Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News as well as the Chief Executive Officer of its parent company, Philadelphia Media Holdings.

Brian has a distinguished record of building brands for some of the largest companies in the United States such as Exelon, Commerce Bank, Marriott, IBM, Deloitte, Aramark and Independence Blue Cross. He has launched several successful advertising and public relations companies, including T2 Group and Tierney Communications, which he grew to $275 million in billings and sold to the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG).

He has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has presented at the Milken Institute Global Conference and appeared on the BBC, CNBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. Brian serves on the board of NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI) and Republic Bank (NASDAQ: FRBK), as well as several privately held businesses. He has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Thomas Jefferson University, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Episcopal Academy and the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Brian received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law and a Doctor of Humane letters from Cabrini College.