On October 19, 2010, the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) lost a good friend and valued colleague when Michael Michael died of cancer. In addition to being an Executive Fellow at CBE, Michael was a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, published on rules and ethical decision-making in organizations, and co-authored articles on corporate governance. In addition to his many years as a practicing lawyer, he served for almost seven years as the Chief Compliance and Ethics officer at Fidelity Investments. He had extensive experience in developing and implementing compliance programs at leading U.S. and non-U.S. firms. Besides his deep understanding of organizational ethics, Michael will be remembered for his wit, eloquence, and his aesthetic sensitivity captured in his photography.
John L. Casey, Jr. (1924 - 2004)
John L. Casey, Jr., or "Jack" to those of us lucky enough to have known him, was an outstanding business leader in the best sense of the word. As the managing director of the investment firm Scudder, Stevens & Clark, he not only distinguished himself as a visionary in the field of finance, but as someone who championed ethics in business before there was a business ethics movement to support him. He published two books on business ethics, Ethics in the Financial Marketplace and Values Added. Over his many years associated with the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) at Bentley University, Jack made a lasting mark by becoming HCBE's first executive fellow.
A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he gave generously of himself, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as chairman of Youth for Eisenhower, and as president and chairman of the board of trustees at Saint David's School in New York. In his memory, the John L. Casey Endowed Fund was established at the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics to provide support for the research of HCBE's international visiting scholars. Above all, we will remember Jack as a good friend to HCBE and a man of great integrity.