You are here

Raytheon Lecture Series Presents: Rebuilding Trust after a Corporate Crisis, Oct. 25

October 1, 2006

The 7th Raytheon Lectureship in Business Ethics will be held at Bentley College on Wednesday, October 25, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center. Keynote speaker Larry S. Benjamin, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Foodservice, will raise probing questions about ethics, including how leaders tackle ethics in the face of a large fraud scandal and a severe business decline; and the broader implications and lessons for all companies.

The lecture, "Rebuilding Trust After a Corporate Crisis," is presented by Bentley's Center for Business Ethics through the generous support of Raytheon.

Benjamin has served as chief executive officer of U.S. Foodservice since 2003. Prior to joining U.S. Foodservice, he was CEO of the NutraSweet Company, where he led the reorganization of the company's worldwide operations. His more than 20 years of foodservice experience includes management positions at Oak Hill Capital Management and Kraft Foods. Benjamin holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University School of Business.

U.S Foodservice is one of the leading broad line foodservice distributors in the United States, with yearly revenues exceeding $18 billion. The company's support offices are located in Columbia, Maryland, with 78 distribution centers nationwide. U.S. Foodservice markets and distributes more than 43,000 national, private label and signature brand items across America, and supports more than 250,000 foodservice customers.


BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

Type: Latest Headlines