A new awards program has been launched to recognize and support the ethical leadership of organizations in the state of Utah.
Applications are now open for the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards, the first of their kind in Utah. All businesses, government entities, or nonprofit organizations with ethical standards are encouraged to apply. Applications close in three weeks, on August 11th. The application is available online at utahcf.org/ethics.
Governor Gary Herbert says: “The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards recognize Utah businesses, non-profit organizations, and government entities that embody best practices in ethical behaviors. The finalists and awardees are a great representation of Utah’s principle-based ethical leadership.”
Finalists and awardees will receive extensive press coverage in Utah Business Magazine and other media. Finalists will be announced after a rigorous evaluation process and will be notified the week of August 18th, and will be invited to an awards breakfast on September 12th, sponsored by Zions Bank, where the winners will be announced. One award will be given to the winner of each of the business, government, and nonprofit categories.
The awards are designed to recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a founder of the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Bill Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and in the importance of absolute ethical principles, which earned him great respect throughout the business world.
The awards program is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Utah, the Daniels Fund, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business, Utah Business Magazine, and the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah. Fraser Nelson, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Utah says: “The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards recognize leadership in Utah businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities that embody best practices in ethical behaviors. We hope to receive your application soon and to celebrate your leadership in principle-based ethics.” Taylor Randall, dean of the University of Utah’s business school, said: “The David Eccles School of Business is dedicated to making sure our students not only get an elite business education, but also learn how to better themselves, their workplaces and the world around them through leading an ethical professional life,” “The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards are an outstanding forum to showcase for students, and Utahns in general, the local businesses that make ethical standards a priority. The awards will serve as i!nspiration for years to come for the future business leaders coming out of the David Eccles School of Business.”