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Ira A. Lipman, President of Guardsmark, Inc. to Deliver Sears Lecture In Business Ethics at Bentley College in November

August 8, 2000


WALTHAM, Mass. - Ira A. Lipman, president and chairman of the Board of Guardsmark, Inc, will be the featured speaker for the Sears Lectureship in Business Ethics at Bentley College on Thursday, November 2, at 3:30 p.m. Lipman will address "Business Ethics in the 21st Century." The lecture, which is free and open to public, will be held in Bentley's Adamian Academic Center Wilder Pavilion.

Ira A. Lipman founded Guardsmark, Inc., a privately held security services company, in 1963. He is the company's chief executive officer and owner. Lipman has written for the public on a wide range of security topics and contributes regularly to the professional literature of the security field. He is the author of the book How to Protect Yourself from Crime, now in it's fourth edition. He has also authored editorials published by The New York Times and The Washington Post. He is the editor and publisher of The Lipman Report, a specialized monthly management newsletter.

Lipman served as the first chairman of the Ethics Committee for the Board of Governors of the United Way of America. He is member of the advisory boards of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College, and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School. Lipman served as national chairman and is honorary chairman for the Life of the National Conference for Community and Justice (formally the National Conference of Christians and Jews). He is chairman emertus of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Lipman is a member of the executive committee and a trustee of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the international human rights organization, and is active in a wide range of business, political, religious, human relations and cultural endeavors.

This lecture is being presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College, through the generous support of Sears, Roebuck and Co. For directions to Bentley College or for more information, contact the Center for Business Ethics at 781/891-2981, or visit the college's web site at

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