What Does it Take to Evaluate Nominees for the

Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award?

While a formal panel of previous honorees and local academic and business leaders review and assess each GDBEA nominee’s formal submission materials, there is an element of evaluation which helps the organization gain deeper insight into the practical application and real-world practice of ethics in business. Since 2007 students from the Posey Leadership Institute at Austin College have visited each nominee to conduct CEO interviews,  tour facilities and meet the employees to see how that company’s ethics are employed in everyday activities.

Elizabeth A. Pargaman is a senior at Austin College and served as team leader for the 2016 student site visits. After her third year as a student evaluator for the program, Ms. Pargaman has shared her experience and how ethics are defined and implemented, in our latest blog post, “Evaluating Business Ethics: 101.”  Click here to read Ms. Pargaman’s personal insight on the process.


Congratulations to Our 2016 Award Honorees!


Imprimis Group


Lone Star Analysis




UR Holdings

These Dallas companies exemplify businesses operating under ethical principles and doing the right thing for their company and stakeholders. Their work reinforces the positive, ethical values of our local business community and the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Awards are pleased to honor their efforts.