2018 Ethics in Business Awards Finalists Announced

Mar. 06, 2018 by Ashley Sava

eibcConcordia University Texas and the College of Business and Communication are proud partners of RecognizeGood in the Ethics in Business Awards. The Ethics in Business awards recognizes Central Texas business, nonprofits and individuals who use ethical practices and celebrate the idea that "doing good is good business in Central Texas."

This year's Ethics in Business & Community Award finalists have now been announced by
RecognizeGood. This award recognizes the best in Central Texas leadership. Businesses, nonprofits and individuals in five categories have been nominated by the community for their exemplary ethical leadership, outstanding ethical practices and excellent business principles including respect, fairness, honesty, justice and sustainability.

Here are the finalists!

Large Business

-A+ Federal Credit Union

-Baylor Scott & White Health

-Texas Mutual Insurance

Mid-size Business

-DoubleTree Hotel Austin

-Embree Group

-R Bank Texas

Small Business

-Corvalent Corporation

-Per Stirling Capital Management

-STRÜB Residential


-Footprints Children's Grief Ministry

-Strider Safety Operations

-Survive2Thrive Foundation


-Misti Potter (Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area)

-Steve Stapp (R Bank Texas)

-Amber Wakem (Start-Up! Kid's Club)

Nominations were collected from May of 2017 through December of 2017. Nominees are then researched and vetted by our business students during their study of ethical principles. Once the students have reviewed the nominees and conducted phone interviews, they score each nominee and narrow the field to three finalists per category. Each finalist is then interviewed in person, and students present their findings to an independent selection committee made up of hand-selected Leadership Austin alumni.

“The Ethics in Business & Community awards program is truly an exceptional educational experience in which our students have the opportunity to witness firsthand a community that comes together to support and celebrate the ethical business practices of honesty, fairness, respect, social justice and sustainability," Dr. Lynette Gillis, Associate Provost said.

The final awards will be announced at the annual awards luncheon this May. Hundreds of Central Texas business leaders attend this ceremony each year. Buy your tickets here.

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