Business leader Lee Rhyant to keynote Kennesaw State’s Ethics Awareness Week


KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov 5, 2021) — Living ethically in an environment where even established facts are increasingly challenged will be the topic when Atlanta business executive and longtime Kennesaw State University supporter Lee Rhyant delivers a keynote address on Nov. 12 to culminate KSU’s annual observance of Ethics Awareness Week

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Lee Rhyant

Rhyant, the CEO and president of LER Solutions, will give a speech entitled “Ethics in a Post-Factual World” at 11 a.m. at the Carmichael Student Center on the Kennesaw Campus. Rhyant’s talk is one of several events throughout the week of Nov. 8-12 that spotlights the University’s core value of ethical conduct.

“I look forward to this opportunity to discuss the strategic impact that ethical behaviors and values have during everyone’s life journey,” Rhyant said. “Ethics is serious business. I will be sharing my own successes and close calls, as well as thoughts on how to recognize red flags and maintain your ethical edge.”

The son of migrant workers, Rhyant rose from humble beginnings to achieve corporate leadership roles with General Motors, Rolls-Royce Aeronautics and Lockheed Martin. Now as the CEO and president of LER Solutions, an executive coaching and professional development firm in Atlanta, Rhyant is an advisor and confidant to business leaders across a variety of industries.

Rhyant sits on several boards of directors and has received many honors and awards, including the Outstanding Minority in Business from the Atlanta Business Journal and Executive of the Year by the National Management Association. His involvement with Kennesaw State has included serving as an advisory board member and an executive in residence in the Michael J. Coles College of Business, earning him induction into the Coles College Hall of Fame

KSU’s Ethics Awareness Week is part of the University System of Georgia’s comprehensive Ethics and Compliance Program. The virtual presentations and in-person events on campus throughout the week bring awareness to the importance of an ethical culture and recognize and promote the University’s shared values of ethics, integrity, respect, excellence and accountability.

Paul Floeckher


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