Importance of being ethical in the business world discussed in George Fox University lecture March 15

March 2nd, 2018

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Jeff Grubb, a former VP at Wells Fargo, delivers free presentation at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105

NEWBERG, Ore. – The importance of being ethical in the business world will be discussed at a special George Fox University-hosted lecture presented by Jeff Grubb, a former vice president at Wells Fargo, on Thursday, March 15.

Grubb’s presentation, “A Christian in the Business World: Ethical Decisions in Challenging Times,” begins at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of the school’s Hoover Academic Building. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox’s Office of the President and College of Business, and is the latest installment of the university’s Reiten Lecture Executive in Residence Series.
Grubb until recently served as a vice president at Wells Fargo. He has been a trustee at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust since 2010. He retired from corporate life in 2017 after 35 years in financial services working for Progressive Insurance, U.S. Bank, U.S. Trust and Wells Fargo. He has also served on the advisory board of several private companies.

In addition to his business career, Grubb has been active in nonprofits, currently serving as secretary of Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette and on the board of Vision Fund Rwanda. He is a former chairman for the Oregon Young Presidents Organization, Social Venture Partners Portland and the Portland Angel Network, and vice chairman for the Oregon Symphony.

He has also served on boards of the Portland Art Museum, the World Affairs Council of Oregon, Junior Achievement, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and the Palau Foundation for World Evangelism. Grubb is a graduate of Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA.

This is the second Reiten lecture, named in honor of Richard G. Reiten, retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural. Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company. He has more than 50 years of corporate experience and earned numerous community and industry awards for his generosity, leadership and volunteerism. Reiten and his wife Jeanie contributed the funds to endow the lecture. Last year’s Reiten lecture was presented by Mohan Nair, chief innovation officer at Cambria Health Solutions.

More information on Grubb’s visit is available by calling Missy Terry, executive assistant to the president, at 503-554-2101.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Missy Terry
Executive Assistant to the President
George Fox University

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