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Doug Zanes. Photo courtesy Zanes Law.

Doug Zanes.
Photo courtesy Zanes Law.

Doug Zanes, co-founder and responsible attorney for personal injury firm Zanes Law, has joined the board of the Center for Leadership Ethics (CLE) at the Eller College.

The board advises CLE faculty, helps judge competitions, and conducts symposiums on ethics and ethical business leadership.

Zanes joins a prestigious list of southern Arizona and national business leaders on the board. The board is chaired by Ron Sable, president of Concord Solutions. Other board members include: Matt Sesto, vice president for Walgreens drug store operations; Kim States, CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona; Russ Johnson of Merchant Solutions; attorney Frank Cramer; and Adriana Kong-Romero, Bank of America’s director of marketing for Tucson and Southern Arizona.

“I’m honored to serve on the Center for Leadership Ethics advisory board. We at Zanes Law believe it is our duty to our clients to conduct ourselves ethically and responsibly every day,” Zanes said. “To be able to help the Eller College of Management educate and train the next generation of ethical business leaders is indeed a great honor. The college’s reputation to uphold integrity and ethics is respected nationwide. I hope to provide insight that students can use in their professions across industries and state borders.”

Paul Melendez, assistant dean of executive education at the Eller College, founded the CLE in 2010. The Center seeks to improve the ethical culture of organizations through research, outreach, and education.

“Doug Zanes is a firm believer that universities have the opportunity to make a positive impact on students and the decisions they will make in the future,” Melendez said. “He is passionate about making a difference.”

The board is part of the center’s outreach mission. As such, Zanes Law will sponsor an Executive Ethics Symposium on Socially Responsible Investing in August.

“We are so pleased to have Zanes Law and Doug Zanes as the title sponsor for our Executive Ethics Symposium,” Melendez said.

According to the Center for Leadership Ethic’s website, Zanes and a panel of experts will share their insights on the emergence of socially responsible investing, general methods of screening, and investment performance. 

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