Medtronic First Inductee into CBU Ethical Leadership Hall of Fame

Memphis – On December 10th, the Center for Ethical Leadership at Christian Brothers University (CBU) honored Medtronic as its first inductee into the CBU Ethical Leadership Hall of Fame.  Medtronic, the worldwide spinal market leader is based in Memphis, Tenn., and is committed to advancing the treatment of spinal conditions. Medtronic has more than 1,500 employees in Memphis and 2,500 around the world.

CBU chose Medtronic because as an employer their mission and ethics is engrained in their day to day business interactions.  While Medtronic has Business Conduct Standards, adheres to the ADVAMED code, and provides every new employee with three hours of formal training on its conduct standards, the company goes beyond compliance by striving to foster a culture of ethics.

Machelle Shields, Vice President and Business Compliance Officer, accepted the award for Medtronic and expressed gratitude on its behalf, “I’d like to say what an honor it is for Medtronic to be the first inductee to the Center’s Hall of Fame. As the VP and Business Compliance Officer for the company, this honor helps validate the work weÕve been doing to ensure our business operates in a legal, ethical and moral manner.”

The Center also graduated its first cohort of 22 students in the Master of Arts in Executive Leadership.  Graduates represented both public and private organizations throughout the Memphis area. Each student presented a service project during the ceremony. Along with CBU faculty and staff, Shields congratulated these graduates and challenged them, “I hope all of you take the lessons you learned in your classrooms and help apply it to the every day business practices of your companies.”

To learn more about the Center for Ethical Leadership and the MAEL degree, contact Dr. Bev Pray at (901) 321-3578 or email at  ###

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