Karen Kessler, the founder and president of Evergreen PR, has been named the chair of the executive business cabinet at the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School, the institute announced.
Kessler is known for her sound counsel and approach to handling ethical dilemmas faced by a high-profile client base. In January, she was named to the NJBIZ Power 100 list.
James Abruzzo, co-founder of the institute, said in a statement that he feels Kessler’s experience will be a huge plus for the institute.
“Karen’s deep sense of integrity and her expertise in addressing a broad range of ethical crises will be valuable to the institute as it grows as a resource for corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions and government,” he said. “We look forward to her direction and leadership.”
Kessler said she is looking forward to the challenge.
“Perhaps now more than ever, we need to invest in developing the ability and character of those who will guide us forward,” she said in a release. “I am honored to collaborate with the institute in this work.”
According to a release, the executive business cabinet provides a forum for C-suite leaders to network, gain knowledge, share concerns and progress the collective ethical leadership agenda. The cabinet also guides the institute in developing and enhancing its programs, services and operations.
Members of this team include: Vice Chair Damien Atkins (Panasonic), Robert Marino (Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey), Robert Garrett (Hackensack Meridian Health), Bernie Flynn (NJM Insurance), Ralph LaRossa (Public Service Enterprise Group), Bill Heller (New York Giants), Scott Kobler (McCarter & English), Linda Willett (Horizon), Fred Bertoldo (Wells Fargo), Michael Ullmann (Johnson & Johnson), Douglas Eakeley (Lowenstein Sandler) and Stephen Pelletier (Prudential).