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Kroger CEO launches Mount’s lecture series with keynote on leadership, the Common Good

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Dave Dillon, chairman and CEO of Kroger Company, will be the inaugural speaker at the College of Mount St. Joseph’s Duffey Conway Ethical Leadership Series, a new collaboration featuring speakers, panelists and community discussion on relevant topics. Dillon will present, “Ethical Leadership and the Common Good,” on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 a.m. in the Presidential Ballroom of the Westin Hotel, with breakfast and networking. The event is $20/person and advance reservations are required.

The Duffey Conway series aims to be Greater Cincinnati’s collaborative conversation on leadership, ethics and civic engagement. Dillon’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion with three prominent civic leaders in the tri-state: John Sinclair, president, Humana’s Ohio market, Jill Meyer, member-in-charge, Frost Brown Todd and Willie Carden, director of Cincinnati Parks. The panel will also address the same topic and how it relates to their sector of the community. The event will be moderated by Dan Hurley, director, Leadership Cincinnati USA and host of WKRC-TV’s Newsmakers.

“We desire that the Cincinnati community continue to thrive and flourish,” said Tim Bryant, Ph.D., executive director of the Mount’s Center for Ethical Leadership. “For that to occur, we must sow the seeds of these ideas into everyday community and business lives.”

The breakfast and networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the keynote presentation and panel discussion to follow at 8:15 a.m. You can register online at or call the Mount’s institutional advancement office at 513-244-4871.

The Duffey Conway Ethical Leadership Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation, a family foundation with strong ties to the Mount. The title of the series honors the legacy of Margaret Duffey Conway and her family.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.