Odell Guyton '77, Microsoft Corp. Director of Compliance and Moravian College trustee, has been named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics 2008" by Ethisphere magazine.
Also named to the prestigious list were President Barack Obama, Hedge Fund Chairman T. Boone Pickens, and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman. "I was quite surprised to receive the recognition," said Guyton.
The Ethisphere article says, "Guyton has had to deal with as much as a Director of Compliance can ever hope (or fear) to deal with in one year, and it never seems to end. He's been forced into the position as a leader in these matters, as Microsoft dealt with anti-trust issues (and others) all around the globe." In addition to serving as Senior Corporate Attorney for Microsoft, Odell Guyton is co-chair of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. He is married to Karen Boyer Guyton '78.
On the evening of January 13, the Moravian College D.C. Alumni Club gathered at the James Monroe House at the Arts Club of Washington for a reception with President Thomforde. Twenty-four area alumni, their guests, and staff attended. Attendees ranged from members of the Class of '34 (Rose Broberg, accompanied by her husband Ralph) to the Class of '07, represented by Julia Gasdaska, Moravian's Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.
The evening began with remarks by D.C. alumni president, the Reverend David Berg '66. President Thomforde then addressed the current economic crisis and challenges the College faces as a result. He maintained that Moravian will remain true to its mission to educate students and prepare them for a life of scholarship and service. He indicated his plans to collaborate with other area colleges. And, he concluded by discussing the exciting, new living-and-learning community being built on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus. President Thomforde's remarks were followed by a short reception, when attendees caught up with former classmates and friends.
"The event highlighted the diversity, experience, and commitment of our Moravian alumni," said Scott Williams '04, former vice-president of the group. "To me, the event highlighted the College’s strength—its alumni coming together to share memories, stories, and plans for future fellowship.”
—Caroline Smith '96
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