The Richard M. Orin Ethics Symposium focuses on the intersection of ethics and accounting. Held annually, this lecture series has been hosted by the School of Accountancy at the Trulaske College of Business since 1997.
The series is named in honor of Richard M. Orin, who received a business administration degree from Mizzou in 1949. Though Mr. Orin’s education was twice interrupted with military service, he also completed a JD in 1955 and a master’s degree in taxation law in 1957 at New York University. He spent his career practicing tax law as an attorney and certified public accountant.
Mr. Orin believed that the true essence of public accounting is professional responsibility and ethics. Through the Orin Ethics Symposium, this value will be instilled in others.
2023: Kevyn D. Orr
Partner-in-charge U.S. Offices for Jones Day
"The Bankruptcy of Detroit: A Retrospective and Lessons Learned"
2022: Tyler Shultz
Theranos Whistleblower and current CEO and Co-Founder of Flux Biosciences, Inc.
"Fraud is Not a Trade Secret: A Conversation with Tyler Shultz"
2021: Tim Mayopoulos
President of Blend and Former President/CEO of Fannie Mae
"The Submarine Mortgage Crisis: A Review and Lessons for a Better Housing Finance System"
2019: Gerald Carlson
KPMG Managing Partner (Retired)
"Ethics in Leadership and Fulfilling Professional Commitments"
2018: Dr. Steven Mintz
Professor Emeritus from California Polytechnic State University
2017: Mark Whitacre
Whistleblower and Former Executive of ADM
"When Good Leaders Lose Their Way"
2016: Jacob Soll
Professor of History and Accounting at University of Southern California
"Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations"
2015: Andrew Fastow
Former Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corporation
"Pride and Repentance: The Enron Story"
2014: Michael Oxley
Former Congressman and Former Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
"Review of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002"
2014: Sheila Bair
Former Chairman of the Federal Insurance Corporation
"The Future of Financial Services"
2011: Chris Dodd
Former US Senator, Chair of the Senate Banking Committee and US Presidential Candidate
"Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act"
2010: Harry Markopolos
"Blowing the Whistle on Bernie Madoff"
2008: Paul Sarbanes
Former US Senator and Co-Author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
2008: Steven Mintz and Roselyn Morris
Professor of Accounting at California Polytechnic State University
Chair of Accounting Department at Texas State University—San Marcos
2007: Sam Antar
Former CPA,CFO of Crazy Eddie, Inc, and convicted felon
2006: Patrick Kuhse and Lynn Turner
International Speaker, Trainer and Consultant on Business Ethics and former financial services executive who served a prison term after being convicted of white-collar crimes
Managing Director of Research Glass Lewis & Company and former chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
2005: Cynthia Cooper, Barbara Hannigan and Marianne Jennings
Formerly of WorldCom and one of TIME magazine’s 2002 Persons of the Year
Associate General Counsel & Ethics Officer for Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Professor of Ethical & Legal Studies at Arizona State University