BINGHAMTON, NY – Ronald J. Strauss will be the speaker for the 25th annual Abraham J. Briloff Lecture Series on Accountability and Society at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 29, in the Chamber Hall of the Anderson Center at Binghamton University. This event is free and open to the public.

Strauss is assistant professor of accounting at the School of Business at Montclair State University and has more than 25 years of global accounting and business experience primarily in the financial services industry. During his career, he served in a variety of leadership positions, including president and CEO of Merrill Lynch Japan, and COO of Merrill Lynch International, where he was responsible for joint venture and business expansion efforts in 10 countries. His current academic research is focused on questions related to accounting ethics, such as ethical aspects of the global financial crisis and the role of executive compensation and governance. The lecture is titled “Ethics and Global Financial Crisis – Values Nourish Sustainable Markets.” He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the School of Management at Binghamton University.

The annual lecture series is named in honor of Professor Abraham J. Briloff, the Presidential Professor of Accounting and Ethics at Binghamton University and Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Bernard Baruch College. Over his long and distinguished career, Professor Briloff has been recognized as the ethical conscience of the accounting profession.

The School of Management sponsors the Briloff lecture series, which brings the accounting business, and campus communities together to contemplate topics of business ethics. For more information, contact Debbie Standard at standar@binghamton.edu.