The Mann Society

Carolyn Cartwright Speaking in Reid Chapel

The Mann Society is an opportunity for businesses, professional firms and other institutions to join others in promoting ethical leadership. This is a time of moral climate change, when years of storms and scandals have ravaged society’s faith in its leadership and economic and political systems and eroded its confidence in the corporate world. Fortunately, new leaders are stepping forward to invest their influence, experience and resources in the social capital necessary to build a more sustainable moral infrastructure—one that promotes sound ethical practices in all professions to emphasize personal responsibility and living well together for the good of all. We invite your organization to join this effort. Through education, mentorship, policy and personal example, the Mann Society fosters solutions to today's ethical challenges in business and the professions.


Exclusive opportunities for Mann Society senior managers and executives to participate in special Mann Center events with their peers.

Reserved seating made available upon request for all Mann Center events.

Prominent display of your firm’s name and logo on the Mann Center website and promotional materials.

Reserved seating for selected Samford University cultural events (ballet, theatre, athletics) with fellow Mann Society members.

Special presentations by the center’s director at your location, customized for the management and employees of your organization.


Institutional memberships for the Mann Society for Ethics and Leadership will be offered at $10,000 per year. For information, please contact Azalea Hulbert at 205.726.4634.



Drayton Nabers, Jr.

Brooks Hall, 227A


C. Cameron Collins 
Program Manager
Brooks Hall, 227B

Mitzi Lafferty  
Administrative Assistant
Brooks Hall, 227
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 The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership emphasizes the indispensable connection between ethics and good leadership in business, government, social services and the classic professions. Much of the center’s work is at this vital nexus of ethics and leadership. 

Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
205-726-4634 or Cameron Collins, Program Manager