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Senior military adviser for cyber, Maj. Gen. John Davis, to speak at GRU

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Maj. Gen. John Davis, senior military advisor for cyber to the undersecretary of defense for policy with the U.S. Department of Defense, will address “Ethics in a Cyber World” as part of The Russell A. Blanchard Distinguished Lecturer in Ethics series at Georgia Regents University.

“This is a great opportunity for our students and the Augusta community to learn about the cyber world from a high-profile cyber expert,” Cyber Institute Director Joanne Sexton said. “It is an honor to welcome Maj. Gen. Davis to our institution. We hope our students will be inspired to follow his footsteps in working to keep our country safe in cyberspace.”

The free lecture will take place at 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Jaguar Student Activities Center ballroom on GRU’s Summerville Campus. No registration is required.

As the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, Davis helps the U.S. government and the Department of Defense develop and implement cyber strategies. He also helps ensure that U.S. cyber policies adhere to Department of Defense guidelines and strategies.

Before this assignment, Davis was director of current operations for the U.S. Cyber Command in Maryland and deputy commander of the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations in Virginia. For his service, Davis received the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal.

The “Ethics in a Cyber World” lecture is sponsored by Georgia Bank and Trust and the James. M. Hull College of Business at Georgia Regents University. This is the 10th anniversary of The Russell A. Blanchard Distinguished Lecturer in Ethics series.

Leadership in accountancy to highlight Ethics in Business Series

Dennis BeresfordDennis R. Beresford, Executive-in-Residence at the J.M. Tull School of Accountancy in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, will be the keynote for Georgia Regents University’s Russell A. Blanchard Ethics in Business Series. This free event will be held  Thursday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the McKnight Family Hall in GRU’s J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons.

Beresford currently serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Doosan Infracore International, Inc.

He is the former Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board as well as the former National Director of Accounting Standards for Ernst & Young. He also served on the boards of several organizations including National Service Industries Inc., WorldCom (MCI) Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Fannie Mae, and Legg Mason Inc.

His work in the field of accountancy has garnered him several accolades such as being inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame and receiving the  American Institute of CPAs Gold Medal for distinguished service.

In 2012, the Journal of Accountancy also recognized Beresford by adding him to their list of 125 People of Impact in Accounting, and in 2013, he received the Institute of Management Accountants’ first Distinguished Member Award.

For more information regarding this event, call GRU’s Hull College of Business at 706-737-1418.