Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Cipriani 42nd Street
New York, NY

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Keynote Speakers

Dana Perino

Former White House Press Secretary, Political Commentator, New York Times No. 1 Best-Selling Author, and Host of Fox’s The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino

Stephen Kehoe

Global Chair, Reputation

About Dana Perino

Dana Perino is a revered political commentator and journalist, New York Times best-selling author, and a former White House Press Secretary. She currently hosts The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino, and is a co-host on the hit show The Five, both on the Fox News Channel. The Five has won its time slot every day since it started in July 2011 and last year finished as the fifth most-watched program in all of cable. Part of an ensemble cast, some viewers have nicknamed Perino “The Voice of Reason” on The Five. A Fox News political commentator, she also appears weekly on other Fox programs.

The Voice of the White House. Before joining Fox, Perino served as the first Republican woman to be press secretary of the United States. She spent more than seven years as part of the administration of President George W. Bush, joining right after the 9/11 attacks as a spokesperson for the Justice Department. A year later, she was pulled to the White House and stayed until the last day of the Bush administration. As press secretary, she handled interactions with the White House press corps and advised the president on communications. President Bush has said that whenever he did a press conference or interview, Perino made sure he was never surprised by a question. She describes her approach to the position as a 50-50 mindset – half the effort went to defending and advocating the position of the president and the United States, and the other half was defending and advocating the media’s access to the president and the government. Perino continues to be active with the Bush Center in Dallas and joyfully says her motto is, “Once a staffer, always a staffer.”

Post White House Political Commentary. After her years in the White House, Perino went from speaking on behalf of the nation to speaking for herself. Not only becoming a commentator on current events and foreign policy, she also published And the Good News Is…Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, which debuted as a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and remained on the list for more than three months. Her newest book, Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog, was released in October 2016 and reached the No. 10 spot on the New York Times nonfiction best seller list. Her other publishing credits include editorial direction for Things that Matter by Charles Krauthammer and The Time of Our Lives by Peggy Noonan. She is also the host of the podcast “I’ll Tell You What” alongside Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt. Hugely popular, the podcast was made into a limited-run TV show in the fall of 2016, marking the first time Fox turned a podcast into a series.

Giving Back. In 2010, President Obama appointed her to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which complemented her passion for advocating for individual and economic freedom, especially for women in Africa. Since leaving the White House, Perino and her husband, Peter McMahon, have volunteered in South Africa and Congo. In 2014 they spent a week at a charitable hospital and came back to America to broadcast their findings and appeal for additional help.

To express her gratitude for the opportunities she’s been afforded, Perino started Minute Mentoring, a program for young women that’s like speed dating between mentors and mentees. She also serves on the board of Companions for Heroes, which matches rescue animals with first-responders and veterans managing post-traumatic stress.

Perino was born in Wyoming and raised in Colorado. She has a masters degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois – Springfield. Before the Bush Administration, she worked as a daily news reporter, as a press secretary on Capitol Hill, and in the private sector for global public relations companies.

About Stephen Kehoe

Stephen Kehoe leads global reputation for Edelman, a global practice area which spans public affairs, corporate communications and other related services.

Stephen’s experience spans 25 years at the forefront of international communications and reputation management. He joined Edelman from Visa Inc., San Francisco, where he was Senior Vice President of Global Financial Inclusion, a business-led, shared value initiative focused on driving Visa’s growth in emerging markets and delivering social impact. Prior to this, Stephen was head of corporate communications for Visa’s markets in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in Singapore.

Before joining Visa, Stephen was at PepsiCo in New York, where he led global public policy, communications and government relations’ campaigns, as Vice President Government Affairs & Public Policy. In this role he was prominent in PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose team, and led international marketing, communications and public policy programs focused on the transformation of the food and beverage industry’s response to regulatory challenges around marketing, advertising and food labelling. In addition, he led PepsiCo’s government affairs and corporate communication teams across the European Union, Russia and China.

Prior to his 15-year corporate positions with Visa and PepsiCo, Stephen spent 10 years in leading agency roles, with Weber Shandwick in Washington, DC and with APCO in the UK and Brussels. He began his career in the European Parliament and worked for several years in the aerospace industry. He was formerly Deputy President of the World Federation of Advertisers, Founding Chairman of the International Food & Beverage Alliance, Member of the Chinese Academy on Financial Inclusion and served on the Advisory Board of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.

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Updated as of March 8, 2019

An Inspiring Evening

Join us as we celebrate the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies with hundreds of corporate leaders from around the globe.
Watch past keynotes below.

Senator Bill Bradley on Corporate Purpose
and the Dignity of Work


Watch the 5-minute highlight video (on the left) with
Ethisphere CEO, Tim Erblich, at the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies Gala Dinner.

Watch The Entire Session

Keynote Speaker:
Cameron Munter
2016 Gala

Keynote Speaker:
Walter Isaacson
2015 Gala

Keynote Speaker:
Scott Harrison
2015 Gala

Past Distinguished Keynote Speakers

Indra K. Nooyi

Charman and Former CEO
2018 Gala

Senator Bill Bradley

Managing Director
Allen & Company LLC
2017 Gala

Cameron Munter

CEO and President
EastWest Institute
2016 Gala

Walter Isaacson

President and CEO
The Aspen Institute
2015 Gala

Scott Harrison

Founder and CEO
charity: water
2015 Gala

Dr. Joseph M. Salley

President and CEO
Milliken & Company
2015 Gala

Ernie Allen

Co-Founder, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
2014 Gala

George Mitchell

Former Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
2013 Gala

Madeleine Albright

Former Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
2012 Gala


Join us for a celebratory evening recognizing what’s right about corporate behavior.

Doors Open

5:00 p.m.

Red Carpet Photo Opportunities for Honorees

5:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Cocktail Hour

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner & Celebration

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Cipriani 42nd Street®

110 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Cipriani 42nd Street, formerly known as the Bowery Savings Bank, is a national landmark conveniently located adjacent to Grand Central Station. Originally built in 1921 by Louis Ayres of the architectural firm York & Sawyer, the Bowery Saving Bank was described as “easily the most sumptuous venue of its kind.”

Points of Interest:

  • Chrysler Building
  • Times Square
  • United Nations Complex
  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island
  • Bryant Park