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What Would Adam Smith Do?

The Remnant Trust at IPFW Hosts "The Wealth of Today’s Nations:  Rediscovering Adam Smith"

In a corporate environment marked by scandal, can the father of economics give us insight into business and ethics?  The public will have the chance to find out, Friday, April 17, at the symposium, “The Wealth of Today’s Nations:  Rediscovering Adam Smith,” from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the Rhinehart Music Center. The keynote speaker is business ethics scholar Patricia Werhane, the  Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics at DePaul University. Following the keynote address, a panel of local business leaders, along with Werhane, will discuss the relevance of Adam Smith in today’s world. The panel, which will be moderated by Marilyn Moran Townsend, CEO of CVC Communications-Business Storytellers, includes:

  • Keith Busse, president of Steel Dynamics, Inc.
  • Kathy Carrier, president and CEO of Briljent
  • Ian Rolland, retired chairman of Lincoln National
  • Don Schenkel, chairman of Tower Financial Corporation and Tower Bank and Trust Company
  • Scott Trumbull, chairman and CEO of Franklin Electric, Co., Inc.

Sponsors for the event are the Remnant Trust at IPFW, The Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, IPFW’s Doermer School of Business and Management Sciences, and IPFW’s Center for Economic Education.   

For more information on the Remnant Trust, contact Louise Teague at 260-481-6495 or, or go to the Remnant Trust Web site at