A Catechism for Business

Andrew Abela, Dean, School of Business & Economics, CUA

Andrew Abela, Dean, School of Business & Economics, CUA

Good business leaders know that a true theory of business is, in fact, ethical at the core. Most senior executives know that a successful, long-lasting business is one that cares about its people — its customers, employees and the communities in which it operates. Come hear how one marketing executive teaches the virtue of ethical leadership not only to college students but also to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses by applying the rich social doctrine of the Catholic Church.

About the Speaker

Dr. Abela is the Dean of the School of Business & Economics and Associate Professor of Marketing at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. He has published research on the integrity of the marketing process, including marketing ethics, Catholic Social Doctrine, and internal communication. He is the co-editor of A Catechism for Business, from Catholic University Press, and winner of the 2009 Novak Award, given by the Acton Institute for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”

Dr. Abela also provides consulting and training in internal communications; recent clients of his include Microsoft Corporation, JPMorganChase, and the Corporate Executive Board. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years in industry as brand manager at Procter & Gamble, management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and Managing Director of the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Ethics from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Great Falls, Virginia with their six children.


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