Faith & Ethics Panel Discussion
Faith & Ethics in the Executive Suite: A Panel Discussion - November 7, 2013
On November 7, 2013 FWI hosted a panel discussion with Wendy Murphy, Managing Director, Chief Human Resources Officers Practice, RSR Partners; John Tyson, Chairman, Tyson Foods Inc.; and Kevin Weiss '79, CEO, SkyMall .
Wendy Murphy leads the Chief Human Resources Officers Practice and is a member of the Board Practice at RSR Partners. Murphy has over fifteen years of experience in management consulting and executive search, where she has conducted over 300 senior level searches during her career. She has spent much of her time in the “C-Suite,” building relationships while developing “best practice” talent management and organizational alignment. Murphy works with leadership on success factors for attracting and retaining top talent, using her extensive experience and close connections in the talent market.
John Tyson is the Chairman of the Board of Tyson Foods and has served in this capacity since 1998. Tyson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until 2006 and has been a member of the Board since 1984. He has devoted his entire working career to Tyson Foods. The grandson of the company’s founder, Tyson has been part of the company since he was a teenager, has worked in almost every department, and eventually became the company’s chief executive officer. Among other accomplishments, Tyson is known for his development of Tyson Foods’ unique set of “Core Values” and their chaplaincy program.
Kevin Weiss serves as the CEO of SkyMall. Most recently, Weiss was president and CEO of Author Solutions, the world’s recognized leader in Indie Publishing. He is the former president of McAfee, Inc., and has held senior executive positions at Ariba, Bindview Corporation, and BMC Software. Weiss began his career at IBM Corporation where he spent more than 15 years in a variety of sales and business development positions. A 1979 graduate of Princeton, Weiss is an innovative thinker and strategic leader of both established and emerging businesses.