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Beverly Kracher, Ph.D.
Beverly is a native Nebraskan and farmer’s daughter. She earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at UNL. Beverly is the Robert B. Dougherty Chair and Professor in Business Ethics & Society at Creighton University’s College of Business in Omaha, Nebraska. She does business ethics consulting with local and national firms. Her articles can be found in academic journals and business magazines. Beverly was a research fellow at the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing, China in 2007 and has returned to China almost every year since then. Beverly’s business experience is a vice-president of an Omaha-based small business. Since 2008, she has also been executive director and president of the Business Ethics Alliance, a nonprofit that leads in developing a climate of ethical excellence in the Omaha business community and serves as the beacon for other business communities around the nation and the world. Through the Business Ethics Alliance, Beverly has conducted research and created methods to develop the ethics of a business community. She has co-written a series of practical organizational ethics workbooks. Beverly hikes, jogs, reads, goes to baseball games with Jerry, and shares her home with her feline, Catwoman.
Jerry is a native Nebraskan from Scottsbluff. He earned a BA in philosophy at UNL. He founded and has been CEO of Plant Pros of Omaha, Inc., an Omaha-based interior plantscaping firm, since 1996. Besides making a living, the business has been a laboratory for understanding ethics in the workplace. Jerry likes baseball, hiking, music, and shares his home with his feline, Catwoman.