Do you have an ethics policy at your organization? Have you faced ethical dilemmas? Do you know what others have done when facing ethical decisions?

Learn the answers to these questions and more at PRSA Southern Arizona’s annual ethics program, on Tuesday, September 27 “Do the Right Thing … Reconciling Ethics & Good Business” with keynote speaker and public relations and ethics expert Shannon A. Bowen, Ph.D., a professor at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Bowen will discuss why public relations practitioners should care about ethics and why organizations should have an ethics policy plus offer guidance on what to consider when making ethical decisions.

The breakfast seminar includes a panel discussion with: Pima County Sheriff’s Department Officer Walter Jefferson, BeachFleischman Director of Human Resources Karen Mattull and Carondelet’s Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Joseph Chambers.

8-9 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9 to 11:30 a.m. – Keynote Speaker and Panel.

Sign up by Sept. 16 to be eligible to win a $25 Starbucks card!

About the Presenter: Shannon A. Bowen, PhD researches and teaches Public Relations Ethics at the Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 9.46.48 AMUniversity of South Carolina. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Arthur W. Page Society and Board of Directors at the International Public Relations Research Conference.

Dr. Bowen’s research focuses on ethical decision making within the highest levels of organizations. She teaches and researches ethics across corporations, pharmaceutical firms, governmental entities and the public relations industry. Dr. Bowen is one of three joint-editors for the journal Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics.


About the Panel:

screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-10-30-08-amOfficer Walter Jefferson, Policy & Procedures Coordinator at Pima County Sheriff’s Department

Joining the Bureau in 2012, his current responsibilities include, the research and understanding of Arizona’s Revised Statutes, supporting case law, and more important, determining the impact on organizational procedures. Walter is also a recruiter for the Sheriff’s Department and provides community outreach. Walter currently volunteers at the Salvation Army and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. For the past four years, Walter has been an advocate of change, challenging the perceived norms of the industry and culture within his bureau. 


karen-mattull_4x6-dsc9138Karen Mattull, Director of Human Resources for BeachFleischman PC

Karen is responsible for overseeing the HR function for BeachFleischman PC and its foundation including, recruiting and hiring, performance management, employee relations, wellness and HR compliance.  Through national, regional and local speaking engagements, Karen regularly provides expert commentary on the issues and trends impacting employers and employees alike. She has been published and sourced in various national and local media outlets. Karen has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is currently working toward her master’s degree. She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.


Joseph Chambers, MD FACC, FCCP, FSCAI
Interventional Cardiologist at Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute/Southwest Heart Group 

Dr. Chambers is currently the Chairman of the Cardiology Division, Medicine Section, and the Joint Vascular Interventional Vascular Committee at Carondelet St. Joseph Hospital. His interests and expertise are in interventional cardiology, valvular heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, congenital heart disease and prevention.
Thank you to our sponsors:

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 9.45.57 AMGold – Inside Tucson Business
Silver – BBB, Nuanced Media, Cirrus Visual
Bronze – Cushman Wakefield | PICOR

Gift sponsor: Caliber Group

To register for the Ethics breakfast visit here