Posted by William Nunnelley on 2007-01-16

James Ukropina of Los Angeles, Calif., chief executive officer of Directions, LLC, a strategic management and consulting firm, will speak at Samford University Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 8 a.m. His topic will be "Corporate Scandals: Are They Inevitable?"

Ukropina's lecture in Robinson Hall Room 118 is sponsored by the Samford School of Business and Cumberland School of Law. It is open to the public free.

A graduate of Stanford University and an attorney, Ukropina is of counsel with the Los Angeles law firm, O'Melveny and Myers LLP, specializing in corporate law. He serves on the boards of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Trust Company of the West, The W.M. Keck Foundation, Internet Brands and Central Natural Resources.

For information, contact Doshia Bennett in the Samford School of Business, 726-2364.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.