14TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER CELEBRATING THE

WORLD’S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES®

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cipriani 42nd Street
New York, NY

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Keynote Speaker

Richard K. Davis, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish

Richard K. Davis

President & CEO
Make-A-Wish

About Richard Davis

Davis is Chief Executive Office of Make-A-Wish America. Davis is the former Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. He served as Executive Chairman from December 2007 to April 2018, Chief Executive Officer from December 2006 to April 2017, President from October 2004 to January 2016, and Chief Operating Officer from October 2004 to December 2006. Davis was an Executive Vice President at Bank of America and Security Pacific Bank prior to joining Star Banc Corporation, which was one of U.S. Bancorp’s legacy companies.

During his career, he has served as Chairman of the Financial Services Roundtable, Chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association, Chairman of The Clearing House, and representative for the Ninth District of the Federal Reserve, where he was President of its Financial Advisory Committee. Additionally, he currently serves as a director of the Mayo Clinic. He was also one of three executive co-chairs of the 2018 Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.

Davis brings global business and leadership experience as a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a public company, particularly in industries subject to extensive regulation. He has extensive experience and knowledge of international business operations, financial services and capital allocation which is particularly important given the global presence and financial aspects of the Company. Davis has additional public company board experience across the financial services and medical industries resulting in additional corporate governance and compensation experience, financial expertise and board leadership experience.

Davis also serves on the Mastercard Incorporated Board of Directors (since June 2018), and the Xcel Energy Board of Directors (since 2006). Davis served on the DowDuPont Inc. Board of Directors from July 2018 to April 2019, the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from September 2017 to April 2019, and The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors from 2015 to August 2017.

An Inspiring Evening

Join us as we celebrate the 2020 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

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
2019 Gala

Indra K. Nooyi

Charman and Former CEO
PepsiCo
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

Program

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