Arthur Kane is the Founding Director of the Center of Ethics at St. Thomas University. Under his leadership and vision The Center was established in 2000 through a generous gift from the Joseph and Marilyn Sciortino Family Foundation. Art also teaches Ethics courses at the university.
Art’s professional background was in the Florida cruise and hospitality industries. He was the Vice President of Corporate Relations at Norwegian Cruise Lines. He was also President of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association and Art Kane Associates, Inc.
Robert Meyerspractices in the areas of ethics and governance at WSK Law. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. As the Ethics Commission’s chief executive officer for the last thirteen years, Robert oversaw all operations, including enforcement, advice-giving and training/education. While heading the Ethics Commission, he drafted hundreds of ethics opinions, while analyzing State, county and municipal ethics codes. Moreover, Robert assisted in the drafting of model ethics codes and amendments to existing ethics codes in Miami-Dade County and across the State of Florida. Under his watch, the Ethics Commission was identified as one of the model local ethics commissions in the country, and received many accolades for its innovative programming and outreach activities, from such organizations as Transparency International, the National Association of Counties, and the National League of Cities.
Prior to his appointment as the Ethics Commission’s Executive Director, he was a professor at Florida International University and the University of Tennessee, where he taught courses in law, ethics and government. Before joining the Ethics Commission, Robert practiced at a Fort Lauderdale firm where he concentrated in labor and employment and administrative law.
Stuart Diamond is the author of the Ethical Trust program.
As co-founder of Empowered Media and Empowered Medical Media, Stuart was at the forefront of the digital media and online marketing revolution.
While serving Empowered Media, Diamond worked with major defense contractors, international human rights organizations, the United Nations, and top Fortune 500 companies. His work included consulting with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on counter-terrorism strategies, as well as developing educational programs for Wall Street on the nature of trust and the financial system. In his role as editor-in-chief of Empowered Doctor, he oversaw the development of thousands of health-related news stories, including the media production of The National Physician of the Year Awards.
As a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Diamond visits colleges throughout the United States in support of the value of the liberal arts. For 9 years, he was a Trustee for The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.