A Clemson Renaissance Center Event
May 29, 2008
The survey is a study involving 300 large and mid-size corporations in all major industries, in collaboration with the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson and the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at GSU and conducted with support from UPS. Panelists from Prominent Upstate corporations will comment on the results and share their practical perspectives.
David Black; President & CEO
Liberty Life Insurance Company
David Black is president and CEO of Liberty Life Insurance Company, the principal U.S. subsidiary of RBC Insurance.
Before assuming his current duties in October 2004, Mr. Black served as vice president, secretary and general counsel for Liberty Life, with oversight of all legal and regulatory compliance issues for insurance operations. Prior to that he was Liberty Life’s General Counsel for Litigation.
Prior to joining RBC in November 2000, Mr. Black was Counsel and Assistant Secretary for The Liberty Corporation, a publicly traded holding company. The Liberty Corporation’s primary businesses included group broadcasting, life insurance and real estate development. Mr. Black represented these entities on a wide range of matters beginning in 1982.
Mr. Black is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the Association of South Carolina Life Insurance Companies and the advisory board of the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. He also serves on the board of numerous local charities.
He graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University in 1979 with a degree in economics. Mr. Black received his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina. In 1993, he completed the executive program at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Debra Clements; VP & General Counsel
Milliken & Company
Debra Clements is currently serving as Vice President and General Counsel of Milliken & Company, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In this capacity, she oversees the company’s corporate, commercial, transactional, litigation and other legal matters, as well as its compliance and ethics program.
Prior to joining Milliken, she served in-house for 16 years in positions of increasing responsibility for Harris Corporation, a technology company headquartered in Melbourne, Florida. Her responsibilities included government contracting, as well as commercial, transactional and compliance matters.
Ms. Clements received both her undergraduate and Law degrees from the University of Florida, where she graduated cum laude, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Wendy Hallgren; VP, Corporate Compliance
Wendy Hallgren serves Fluor Corporation as its vice president of Corporate Compliance. Her responsibilities include planning, directing and managing the company’s comprehensive compliance and ethics program, including its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, corporate policies and compliance with applicable law. She also has responsibilities relating to the integrity of the company’s financial statements, including acting as a member of Fluor’s Disclosure Committee and supporting the Audit Committee of the company’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus