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Mount hosts business conference at West Point

November 29, 2016
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

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Moira Tolan, Mount business professor and business graduate program coordinator, chaired the 43rd annual Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference.

 

Mount Saint Mary College recently hosted the 43rd annual Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) Conference at the Thayer Hotel at West Point, N.Y., featuring workshops and presentations on workplace inclusivity, tax strategy, healthcare, and more.

The event was chaired by Moira Tolan, Mount business professor and business graduate program coordinator. Tolan’s research interests are focused in the area of management education. She has served on the NBEA board since 2014 and has participated in NBEA conferences since 2009.

At the event, Mount Saint Mary College president Dr. David Kennett noted, “We at the Mount are very proud to be hosting this conference.”

Keynote speaker John McAvoy, chairman, president, and CEO of Consolidated Edison, Inc., discussed best practices in his address, “Business Ethics: Doing the Right Thing, the Right Way, Every Day.”

Adhering to proper business ethics is not as difficult as it might sound, noted McAvoy. At Consolidated Edison, “We commit to each other and ourselves to keeping our head in the game,” he explained. “We follow procedures for planning our work, considering potential [ethical] conflicts, and treat each other with courtesy and respect. And if something doesn’t seem right, it’s up to each of us to say something about it.”

 

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John McAvoy, chairman, president and CEO of Consolidated Edison, Inc., keynote speaker at the 43rd annual Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference, discussed business ethics.

 

McAvoy, who began his tenure at Con Ed in 1980, serves on the board of directors of Consolidated Edison Inc., the American Gas Association, Edison Electric Institute, the Partnership for New York City, The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

In addition, last year’s “Business as a Calling” panel at the Mount featured local business leaders who elevate society through ethical practices and positive treatment of employees, including McAvoy.

Also at the conference, several Mount professors presented a panel discussion called “Business Education: Teaching Business at a Faith-Based Institution,” including Tolan; Tracey Niemotko, professor of accounting and chair of the Mount’s School of Business; and Charles Zola, chair of the Division of Philosophy and Religious Studies, associate professor of philosophy, and director of the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute.

Other Mount staff who attended the conference were Ilona McGuiness, vice president of Academic Affairs; and Joseph Valenti, vice president for College Advancement.

The conference was presided over by Stuart Rosenberg, president of the Northeast Business & Economics Association.

 

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Dr. David Kennett, Mount Saint Mary College president, introduces keynote speaker John McAvoy, chairman, president, and CEO of Consolidated Edison, Inc.