December 14, 2009

Former RAND Corp. chair to give Leaders & Legends talk

Former chair of the RAND Corp. board of trustees and past U.S. Secretary of Labor Ann McLaughlin Korologos will speak on the topic of business practices and ethics at this month’s installment of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders & Legends lecture series. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East.


Ann Korologos

Korologos, whose remarks are titled “Business, Heal Thyself: The Role of Corporate Governance in 21st-Century Organizations,” served from 2004 to 2009 on the board of the nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. Previously, she was chairman of the Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit educational institution, and is currently a member of its board.

From 1990 until 1995, Korologos served as president of the Federal City Council in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit, nonpartisan group of 150 business and civic leaders dedicated to improving the nation’s capital.

Korologos served from 1987 to 1989 as the nation’s 19th secretary of labor, focusing on identifying, publicizing and addressing emerging demographic changes and resulting labor-related issues, such as dependent care, worker shortages, skill gaps and older workers. The Workforce Quality Commission, the first blue-ribbon commission to address workforce competitiveness issues in a global economy, was established under her direction.

She previously served as undersecretary of the Department of the Interior, providing the day-to-day management of that 71,000-person department, and as an assistant secretary of Treasury, where she earned the department’s highest honor, the Alexander Hamilton Award for distinguished leadership.

Korologos currently serves on the boards of AMR Corp. (and its subsidiary, American Airlines), Harman International Industries, Kellogg, Host Hotels & Resorts, Vulcan Materials Co., the Dana Foundation and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

A graduate of Marymount College, Korologos also studied at the University of London and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Leaders & Legends monthly breakfast series, which features today’s most influential business and public policy leaders, is designed to engage business and community professionals in an examination of the most compelling issues and challenges facing society today.

Admission to the lecture, which includes breakfast, is $35. To register, and for more information, go to                  leadersandlegends.