The Robert M. Vance Lecture Series on Business Ethics is funded by a generous gift from the Bailey Foundation and is named after the late Robert M. Vance.

Mr. Vance considered ethics, honesty, and integrity to be extremely important and lived these qualities as a business leader in Clinton, South Carolina. This program is a tribute to the late businessman’s legacy and his numerous contributions to the Clinton community. The speakers, CEOs, or other top managers address business ethics as the overall theme. Past speakers include:

  • Minor Shaw, Chair of The Daniel-Mickel Foundation
  • Mike Baur, CEO, ScanSource
  • Jim Samples, President, HGTV
  • Danny Morrison, President, Carolina Panthers
  • Bob McCoy, former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Wachovia
  • John Allison, Chairman and CEO, BB&T
  • Walter Alessandrini, Former South Carolina Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Jim Micali, Chairman and CEO, Michelin NA
  • Bert Gall, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Jim Rosenberg, President and CEO, Burroughs and Chapin