WWU to host Howard Sharfstein for business ethics lecture Feb. 3

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will host Howard Sharfstein for its Ethics and Social Responsibility Speaker Series from 3-4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 in Communication Facility room 115.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Sharfstein is senior counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corp., based in Roswell, Ga. Howard provides legal support to the corporation and advises Kimberly-Clark’s North American and European technical staff and business leaders concerning compliance requirements that attach to air emissions, water discharges, waste disposal and occupational safety requirements. Howard is called upon to provide advice concerning Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability policy initiatives, including its fiber procurement (forestry) policy and relationships with non-governmental organizations.

Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Howard was a practicing environmental attorney at Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, Ga., and Nixon Hargrave (now Nixon Peabody) in Washington, D.C. Howard earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York at Albany, N.Y., a master’ degree in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a juris doctor degree from Georgia State University.

Kimberly-Clark is the maker of Kleenex, Huggies, Kotex, Scott and other well-known brands and was the recipient of the 2011 American Business Ethics Award based on its high ethical standards in dealing with employees, customers and stakeholders.

The Ethics and Social Responsibility Speaker Series is presented by CBE’s Center for Excellence in Management Education. For more information about these events and others, contact Jacquelyn Styrna at (360) 650-3896.


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