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Nationally recognized ethicist to speak at Loyola

Loyola press release - October 6, 2003

The College of Business Administration sponsors the first speaker in its ethics series. Chris Lowney will present “Leadership Lessons from a 450-Company,” on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114.

Chris Lowney was promoted to managing director of J.P. Morgan and Co., while in his 30s. Today, he is known as the author of Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450 Year Old Company that Changed the World. In Heroic Leadership, Lowney applies the four core values of self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism. His book identifies practices once employed by priests in the 16th century to train pupils who possessed strong leadership skills. In his book, Lowney provides a guide for the creation of innovative, goal-oriented leaders in the modern corporate environment that is based on the Jesuit principals he learned as a seminary student. Before joining J.P. Morgan, Lowney was a Jesuit seminarian for seven years during which he taught and studied at Jesuit institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico. He also received his undergraduate and masters of arts degree from Fordham University. Today, Lowney serves as special assistant to the president of the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), the U.S.-based Catholic charity providing health care programs and services to needy people around the world. In efforts to launch the board’s major initiatives to end the AIDS crisis, Lowney has traveled to Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, India, and Central America. Twenty percent of Lowney’s royalties from Heroic Leadership will be donated to charitable organizations providing health care and education to children in need.