MBA Research to Hold High School Ethics Summit with FBLA



November 4, 2022  

CONTACT: MBA Research & Curriculum Center

Stephanie King, Director of Business Engagement: (614) 486-6708;

Denver-Area Business Executives to Spend the Day Helping Students from Across the Country Learn About Ethics in the Workplace

Rich Martinez, President and CEO of Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education, to Provide Opening Keynote Address at Summit

MBA Research & Curriculum Center is pleased to hold Ethics All the Way: High School Ethics Summit on Friday, November 11, 2022, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., in Denver, Colorado. This event is being held in partnership with Future Business Leaders of America as part of their National Fall Leadership Conference at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO, 80202.

The purpose of the Summit is to provide an opportunity for high school students from across the country to learn more about ethics in the workplace. In addition to Martinez’ keynote, there will be a panel discussion with local business and industry professionals, immersive activities in ethical leadership and ethical decision-making, time for student Q&A, and opportunities to demonstrate proof of learning. At the heart of the event are the eight ethical principles outlined by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative: Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Transparency, Fairness, Respect, Rule of Law, and Viability. Over 150 students are slated to attend.

Panelists will include Michelle Lucero, Chief Administrative Officer/General Counsel/Corporate Secretary at Children’s Hospital Colorado; Rachel Munoz-Florido, Owner at JnR Insurance Agency; Joseph Giordano, Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Metropolitan State University of Denver; and other local business and education leaders.

Sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative High School Program, the event is designed to give high school students direct interaction with business professionals while learning more about the knowledge and skills needed to address ethical dilemmas in their future careers.

“This summit takes ethics from a concept in a textbook and ensures that our students are learning an essential skill from real-world leaders,” FBLA President & CEO Alexander Graham said.

“We’re excited to be holding our second High School Ethics Summit in the home state of the Daniels Fund,” says Holly Atha, MBA Research President/CEO. “We’re looking forward to immersing students in the importance of ethical principles in academic, social, and professional settings.”

For more information about the Ethics Summit, contact Stephanie King, Director of Business Engagement at MBA Research:
(614) 486-6708;

For more information about the National Fall Leadership Conference, please contact Mary Lynn J. Rynkiewicz, Director of Communications & Marketing at FBLA: (703) 244-2368;


About MBA Research & Curriculum Center

Established in 1971, MBA Research & Curriculum Center (MBA Research) is dedicated to supporting educators in the preparation of students for careers in the areas of business administration, including business management, finance, and marketing. A not-for-profit operated by a consortium of state education departments, MBA Research utilizes a systems approach to product development that supports the teaching of business, which focuses on research, industry-validated standards, curricula, instructional resources, assessments, and professional development. Learn more at

About the Daniels Fund

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative delivers principle-based ethics education and reinforces the value of ethical business and personal conduct. Learn more at

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