Dawn-Marie Driscoll

Dawn-Marie Driscoll is an executive fellow and advisory board member of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, one of the nation’s leading institutes devoted to the study and practice of business ethics, and has served on the faculty of the national Ethics and Compliance Officer Association.

A frequent speaker and lecturer about business ethics, she is co-author of The Ethical Edge: Tales of Organizations That Have Faced Moral Crises and Ethics Matters: How to Implement Values-Driven Management. Her business ethics articles have appeared in such publications as The Administrative Staff College of India Journal of Management, Director’s Monthly, Business and Society Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Montana Business Quarterly, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Salt Lake Tribune.

Ms. Driscoll is an independent director of the DWS mutual funds ($130 billion, advised by Deutsche Bank), and until 2009 served as independent chairman. Ms. Driscoll is also a director of Sun Capital Advisors Trust, variable life insurance funds advised by SunLife. She was elected a member of the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute, the national mutual fund association, and served on its audit and executive committees.

She served as Chairman of the Directors Committee and as chairman of the nominating/governance committee of the national Independent Directors Council. Also, she served as a member of the Advisory Group on Best Practices to Enhance the Effectiveness and Independence of Mutual Fund Directors which released its report recommending best practices for fund directors in 1999 and was honored by Institutional Investors as the 1999 Mutual Fund Director of the Year. She is a director of ICI Mutual, the captive insurance company for the mutual fund industry.

Ms. Driscoll has been a director, trustee and overseer of many civic and business institutions, including the Southwest Florida Community Foundation where she chaired the finance committee and serves on the executive committee. She has also been a director of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the Downtown Crossing Association, WGBH-TV, The Massachusetts Bay United Way, and Regis College. Ms. Driscoll was formerly a law partner at Palmer & Dodge in Boston and served for over a decade as Vice President of Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of Filene’s, the Boston-based department store chain.

Among Ms. Driscoll’s awards and honors are an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Regis College, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Suffolk University, an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from Bentley University Graduate School of Business, and appointment as Visitor-in-Residence at The Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, as a visiting scholar at the University of Montana School of Business and as visiting John L. Aram Professor of Business Ethics at Gonzaga University.

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