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Eleven new Distinguished Fellows are being recognized for their outstanding intellectual and practical contributions to principled entrepreneurship
Distinguished Fellows of the Ciocca Center are persons recognized for their outstanding intellectual and practical contributions to principled entrepreneurship, having founded projects that lift people out of poverty, or for having advanced the practical application of Catholic social teaching in business and beyond.
“I am thrilled to be able to call on the talents of this diverse group of men and women whose range of experience and commitment to human dignity will help us advance our mission,” said Andreas Widmer, director of the Ciocca Center and of Entrepreneurship Programs at the Busch School.
The Arthur and Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship was founded in 2015 as a research center within the Busch School of Business and Economics. It is dedicated to promoting enterprise solutions to poverty, and to enriching and renewing the practice of entrepreneurship through research and putting the principles of Catholic social teaching into action.
The 2018 Distinguished Fellows of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship are:
- Bob Allard, co-founder and managing partner at Extension Engine.
- Peter Boettke, professor of economics and philosophy at George Mason University
- Rev. Bill Brown, O.M.V., executive director for Mission and Apostolate, Oblates of the Virgin Mary
- John Burke, early stage venture capitalist
- Lee Carosi Dunn, head of White House and administration outreach for Google and graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law
- Donna Harris, co-founder, 1776
- Scot Landry, Catholic executive and executive coach to Catholic entrepreneurs
- Iqbal Qadir, founder, Grameenphone and bKash, innovative enterprise solutions to poverty
- Ondrej Socuvka, founder and chairman, Central European Business and Social Initiative
- Phil Sotok, founder and president, VentureSource Corporation, and DPMC North America
- Joanne Wakim, chief accountant and assistant director, Federal Reserve Board Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation.
For more information, contact: Rebecca Teti of the Arthur and Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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About the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship
The Arthur and Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship focuses its efforts on the intersection of cutting-edge entrepreneurial tools, human virtues, and long-term perspectives to facilitate the creation of meaningful enterprises that serve the common good, and to shape the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. The Ciocca Center brings together practitioners, academics, and students to promote the spirit of the principled entrepreneur and to develop novel approaches to current issues in ways that can lift communities and help the human person flourish.
The Ciocca Center is part of the Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America.
About The Busch School of Business and Economics
The Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America serves to provide thought-leading undergraduate and graduate level education and scholarship in business and economics informed by the Catholic social principles of human dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity, and the common good. More information is available at business.cua.edu.