November 29, 2016
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
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,
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
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
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.”
John McAvoy, chairman, president and CEO of Consolidated
Edison, Inc., keynote speaker at the 43rd annual Northeast Business
and Economics Association Conference, discussed business
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
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.
Dr. David Kennett, Mount Saint Mary College president,
introduces keynote speaker John McAvoy, chairman, president, and
CEO of Consolidated Edison, Inc.