ETHICS 2014 (2hrs Ethics)
Shannon Warren, Founder, Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium
Shannon is the Founder of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium, a non-profit, non-sectarian grassroots professional organization dedicated to promoting integrity at work. Beginning as a small discussion group with only 6 members in October, 2003, this Oklahoma initiative has become a forum for the promotion of high ethical standards in business. Today, the organization has flourished with over 1000 members representing over 200 companies in chapters established in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Past speakers include prominent local leaders such as Larry Nichols of Devon Energy, national presenters General Tommy Franks and Chuck Colson, lieutenant governors and experts in the area of business ethics.
A sister organization, the OK Ethics Foundation, was established early on as a specific way of reaching out to university students. This group sponsors an annual student ethics challenge, as well as student ethics chapters and initiatives on 13 Oklahoma campuses. In 2014, three Oklahoma schools competed in the National Ethics Bowl. The University of Oklahoma beat Loyola University to make it to the final round of being one of the top universities in the country!
Shannon achieved her undergraduate degree Oklahoma State University before moving to Tulsa. While living there, she worked for over twenty years as a Human Resources executive for hospitality and energy entities as well as an international publishing company. She was president of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association and was later honored by that organization with an Excellence Award. She moved back to Oklahoma City in late 1999 to care for her aging parents, who taught her the values of honesty and generosity of service. Today, she continues her work with OK Ethics in honor of their memory.
While achieving her Masters in Leadership and Management from Oklahoma City University, she has served as a full-time leader for OK Ethics and writes a monthly business ethics column for The Journal Record. She also teaches Business Ethics and Medical Ethics as an adjunct professor to graduate students at Southern Nazarene University.
Joy LaBar, Vice President, Internal Audit, SandRidge Energy, Inc.
Joy LaBar, a native Oklahoman, is the Vice President of Internal Audit at SandRidge Energy in downtown Oklahoma City. She established the Internal Audit Department at SandRidge, which led the company through its first year of compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act and continues to evaluate internal control effectiveness throughout the company. In addition to compliance work, she leads the Internal Audit Department’s performance of operational audits, vendor audits, joint interest audits, investigations, and a wide array of management advisory services. She joined SandRidge as the Director of Internal Audit in 2006 after holding previous management positions at Tronox, Inc., Kerr-McGee, and the City of Oklahoma City.
In addition to internal audit, Joy’s 30 years of experience are comprised of public accounting, oil and gas accounting, treasury, and investor relations. She graduated with honors from Oklahoma City University with both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration. Joy is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XXVIII and has volunteered her time to a variety of community service organizations including The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools (BOD/Treasurer), the Oklahoma Ethics Foundation (BOD/Treasurer), the YWCA (BOD and Purple Sash fundraiser), the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Contact Helpline, Junior Hospitality (Sustainer) and as a reading mentor for children at White Fields.
She and her husband, Bob, make their home in north Oklahoma City with their three Golden Retrievers-Caesar, Sam, and Rocky. Bob is a commercial real estate broker and an entrepreneur. Joy is mother to two adult stepchildren- Julie and Jesse. Joy and Bob enjoy travel, golf, and family time at Lake Tenkiller.
Lunch Menu: Your choice of a variety of wraps and sandwiches,(includes chicken, turkey, and veggie roll) potato chips, vegetable tray, choice of iced chocolate brownies or lemon bars, iced tea and water (catered by UCO Catering). Please note any special food requests during the registration process.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION DEADLINE: May 2, 2014 12:00 (Noon)
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Rory Grimes (405-589-1056 or e-mail) by the advertised deadline. Due to commitments to the event facility and/or speaker, "no shows" and late cancellations will be billed in accordance with the IIAOKC "Luncheon No Show" policy.