At the March 2015 American Society for Public Administration’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Dr. Carole L. Jurkiewicz of the Zarb School of Business presented the Annual Public Integrity Award to Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan, and founder of the Volcker Alliance (and a past commencement speaker for the Zarb School 🙂 ).
The Award is presented each year to an organization that represents a domain of public service, local, state, national, international, or nonprofit, that presents evidence of accomplishing significant programs benefiting the general public. Volcker is the founder and chairman of The Volcker Alliance, which seeks to rekindle intellectual, practical, and academic interest in the implementation of policy, and serve as a catalyst for sustained government improvement.
Volcker was presented the Award for his organization’s work towards rebuilding public trust in government and addressing the effective execution of public policies. Volcker has headed two private, non-partisan Commissions on the Public Service, each recommending a sweeping overhaul of the organizational and personnel practices of the U.S. federal government. Volcker was just one of twenty leading practitioners, scholars, and organizations who were honored for their extraordinary commitment to promoting integrity in public service, advancing scholarship over a lifetime, and serving both the American Society for Public Administration and the public in significant ways.