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Lacy School of Business Ethics Series

Lacy School of Business Ethics Podcast Series

In our journey to become the Midwest's leader in Business Ethics Education and Ethical Leadership, the Lacy School of Business is launching its yearlong ethics series, including podcasts, offering free educational events to students, alumni, and the business community.

Our goal is to continue to exemplify ethical practice and leadership development for our students, future leaders, and the community as a whole.

Listen to the Ethics Series Podcast 

Latest Episode

In this episode, Bob Jones, Senior Advisor of Ethical Leadership for the Lacy School of Business, discusses his philosophy on leadership and the challenges and opportunities leaders are facing in the pandemic.

Bob JonesBob Jones

Former Old National Bank Chairman and CEO 

Robert G. Jones currently serves as the Senior Advisor of Ethical Leadership for the Butler University Lacy School of Business. Prior to his retirement in April of 2019, Jones served as Chairman and CEO for Old National Bancorp for over 14 years. Before joining Old National, Jones served for 25 years at KeyCorp. During his time as CEO, the company received national recognition. Since 2012, Old National has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the prestigious Ethisphere Institute.

Mr. Jones is very active in the community and serves on the boards of the University of Evansville, Riley Children’s Foundation, Indiana Landmarks, International City/County Management Association-Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC), and the Second Curve Capital Advisory Board. Jones was also appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb to serve on the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission.

Explore Issues of Social Justice with Indianapolis Community Leaders

At Butler University’s Lacy School of Business, we believe that being an ethical leader means acknowledging injustices and actively working to correct them. We have an obligation to prepare students to be leaders in organizations that are inclusive and offer a place of belonging for all people, regardless of background. The Lacy School of Business Ethics Podcast, presented by Old National Bank, is devoting its next episodes to local community leaders committed to combating issues of racial and social injustice in the Indianapolis community and beyond. We’ll explore ways that business and educators can make a difference.

Brian PayneBrian Payne

President and CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation 

Brian Payne is the president and CEO of the $870 million Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and The Indianapolis Foundation. Since he joined CICF in November 2000, the foundation’s annual grantmaking has more than doubled to over $50 million. CICF’s mission is to mobilize people, ideas and investments to create a community where all individuals have an equitable opportunity to reach their full potential—no matter place, race or identity. Read Brian's full bio

Jennifer Pope Baker

Jennifer Pope Baker

Executive Director of Women’s Fund of Central Indiana

Jennifer Pope Baker has dedicated her career to creating transformative, lasting change for women and girls in central Indiana. She is respected as an innovative and passionate philanthropic leader, serving as Executive Director of Women’s Fund of Central Indiana since 1998. Read Jennifer's full bio

Previous Series’ Information

Explore COVID-19 with leaders from Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Butler University Lacy School of Business presents its new podcast channel and a three-part Ethics Series sponsored by Old National Bank. Join us in conversations with top business leaders as they explore how COVID-19 has affected the way they work and the communities they serve.

Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan

Old National Bank Chairman and CEO 

Jim Ryan is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Old National Bancorp.  Previously, Mr. Ryan served as Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Old National Bancorp and Director of Corporate Development and Mortgage Banking. He also served as Integration Executive for our Northern Region, as well as holding the positions of Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer for Old National Bancorp. Mr. Ryan is currently the Chairman of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, Vice Chairman of the Evansville Regional Business Committee, and Secretary and Treasurer of the Southwest Indiana Regional Development Authority. Mr. Ryan is also a member of the Board of Directors for Deaconess Hospital, Inc. and Deaconess Health Systems, Inc., member of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc., advisory board member for the Old National Bank Center for Business Excellence at Butler University’s Lacy School of Business, and advisory board member of the University of Evansville’s Schroeder Family School of Business Administration.

Andrew Penca

Andrew Penca

Cummins Executive Director of Supply Chain, Engine Business

Andrew Penca is the Engine Business Supply Chain Leader at Cummins Inc. Prior to this role, he served as the Executive Director of Battery, Supply Chain, and Customer Support in Cummins’ New Power Business. 

Andrew has held several roles for Cummins around the world in places such as New York, China, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Southeast, and Northeast Asia.  He has also worked on projects that have taken him to several countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He started with Cummins in late 2007 working out of Columbus and Indianapolis. 

His previous roles have included: Executive Director Distribution Business Cummins Asia Pacific, Managing Director of Cummins South Pacific, General Manager of Chongqing Cummins Engine Company, Director of Assembly and Materials Operations at Jamestown Engine Plant and Assistant to the President & Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to Cummins, Andrew worked as a member of the cabinet of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, where he led the Department of Workforce Development for three years. Early in his career, Andrew spent more than six years with Honda where he worked in advanced product planning.  

A graduate of Butler University with a bachelor’s degree in International Business, he also holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. Andrew is married to his wife, Laurie, and has two boys, Andrew and Landon.

Melissa Barnes Melissa Stapleton Barnes

Eli Lilly and Company Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Melissa Stapleton Barnes is senior vice president, enterprise risk management, and chief ethics and compliance officer for Eli Lilly and Company. She leads Lilly’s global ethics and compliance function. 

Melissa joined Lilly in 1994 and took her current role in 2013. She has held a variety of business and legal roles including general counsel for Lilly Diabetes and Lilly Oncology. Prior to her current role, she was deputy general counsel, responsible for overseeing all global litigation and investigations as well as managing the corporate secretary’s office and specialty legal functions. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with highest distinction from Purdue University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. In 2016, Purdue University honored Melissa with the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumni Award, and she currently serves on the Purdue Liberal Arts Dean’s Advisory Council. The Ethisphere Institute recognized Melissa as an Attorney Who Matters in 2015 and 2016. The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association named her a Rising Star in 2012, and the Indianapolis Business Journal honored her as a Woman of Influence in 2017. In 2018, the Ethics and Compliance Initiative gave Melissa the Carol R. Marshall Award for innovation in corporate ethics. 

She serves on the board of directors for Algonquin Power and Utilities Corporation, headquartered in Toronto, and is the immediate past chair of the Ethics and Business Integrity Committee of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations. Locally, Melissa volunteers as chair of the board of The Center for the Performing Arts and serves as a board member for the Great American Songbook Foundation. Nationally, she is a member of the Ethics Research Council’s board of directors, the Corporate Ethics Leadership Council and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association. Melissa is a fellow with the Ethics and Compliance Initiative. 


Hillarry ButtrickHosted by Hilary Buttrick, we’ll discuss how to lead ethically in times of crisis, meeting the needs of customers while safeguarding the health of our colleagues and our community, and more.

Hilary Buttrick is the Associate Dean of Faculty and an Associate Professor of Business Law at Butler University’s Lacy School of Business. She is the former Chair of the Department of Economics, Law, and Finance at Butler University. She teaches courses in Business Law and Business Ethics. Before joining Butler, Ms. Buttrick practiced law at Ice Miller LLP where she specialized in business litigation, product liability defense, franchisor-franchisee disputes, and complex commercial cases. She also regularly counseled clients on litigation avoidance strategies. Ms. Buttrick graduated summa cum laude from DePauw University in 1999 and obtained her J.D. summa cum laude from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2002.


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