Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics
The Clemson Alliance for Ethics, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship...

A Clemson Renaissance Center Event


The Clemson Alliance for Ethics, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship


Values-based Leadership: Strategies for Meeting the Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century


Thursday, October 2, 2008
Westin Poinsett Hotel


Please join us for a special evening with two successful values-based business leaders who will discuss strategies for meeting the leadership challenges of the 21st century. Clemson students and faculty, local entrepreneurs, and members of the business community are all invited to enjoy this presentation.  This year’s presenters are:


John Allison

John Allison, chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation

Allison is the chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation. Like its leader, the company utilizes philosophical principles and values as guiding forces. A member of the Fortune 500 list of largest corporations, BB&T has more than 28,000 employees. BB&T has been recognized as one of America’s “Best Big Companies” on the Forbes Platinum 400 List for six of the last seven years.

Will Marre

Will Marre, co-founder and former president of the Covey Leadership Center

Marre is the is the co-founder and former president of the Covey Leadership Center where he translated the concepts of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" into powerful leadership courses taught to over one million executives worldwide. Will recently received an Emmy Award® for the learning documentary "Reclaiming Your American Dream."


The event will be moderated by Dr. Bruce Yandle

Bruce Yandle

Dr. Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus
College of Business & Behavioral Sciences,

Clemson University

Bruce Yandle is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of Clemson University’s College of Business & Behavioral Science. Dr. Yandle is a Senior Fellow with PERC in Bozeman, Montana, Senior Fellow with Clemson’s Thurmond Institute, and a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics with George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. He served in Washington on two occasions, first as a senior economist on White House staff during the Ford and Carter Administrations and later as Executive Director of the Federal Trade Commission in the Reagan Administration.

He has been a member and chairman of South Carolina’s State Board of Economic Advisors. He is author/editor of some 15 books, including The Economics of Environmental Quality, Taking the Environment Seriously, and Common Law and Common Sense for the Environment.  He is a director and past-president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and a trustee of Spartanburg Methodist College.  Prior to entering a career in university teaching, Dr. Yandle was in the industrial machinery business for 15 years.  He writes a quarterly newsletter on the economy that is distributed by Clemson’s Strom Thurmond Institute.


Event Details: Oct 2, 2008            (No charge, but registration is required)
5:00-6:00 pm – Reception, Mezzanine
6:00-7:30 pm – Panel discussion, Gold Ball Room

Location: Westin-Poinsett, 120 South Main Street, Greenville, SC

Contact:  Debbie Allen at 864-656-7235 or for more details


Sponsored by:

The Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics
The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
The Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership


The Clemson Alliance for Ethics, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
The Clemson University Alliance for Ethics, Enterprise, and Entrepreneurship is an alliance between The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, the Robert J.  Rutland Center for Ethics, and the Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The purpose of the Alliance is to explore important social and economic issues at the intersection of these three focal points. The Alliance holds an annual forum through which complex relevant issues can be examined and debated.