2015 Aram Lecture on Ethics

What is the Role and Responsibility of a For-Profit Public Company?

A keynote address with 

Scott Maw

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Starbucks Coffee Company

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium

Reception - 5:30 p.m.
Lecture and Q&A - 6:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to public
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*Light appetizers and drinks will be served during reception


Scott Maw is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Starbucks Coffee Company.   He was promoted to this role in February 2014 and is responsible for the company’s global finance organization.

Prior to Scott’s promotion, he served as senior vice president of corporate finance where he was responsible for corporate finance, including accounting, tax and treasury. Scott also had oversight for all financial and securities-related regulatory filings. He joined Starbucks as global controller in 2011.

Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Maw served as chief financial officer of SeaBright Insurance Company from 2010 to 2011.  From 2008 to February 2010 Scott served as chief financial officer of the Consumer Banking division of JPMorgan Chase & Co., having held a similar position at Washington Mutual Bank prior to its acquisition by Chase. At Chase and WaMu, Scott was responsible for all finance and accounting functions for the retail branch networks of the banks.  From 1994 to 2003, he served in various finance leadership positions at General Electric Company, including serving as chief financial officer for GE Insurance Holdings, Inc. in London.

Scott graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  In his free time, Scott enjoys golf and spending time with his family.



The Aram Lecture on Business Ethics is a keynote address given each year by a visiting lecturer invited by Gonzaga University's John L. Aram Professor of Business Ethics. The professorship, held by Dr. Brian Steverson, was established in honor of John Aram, a Gonzaga trustee and benefactor, to give students greater awareness of the ethical dilemmas faced by decision makers in business and government.

 John Aram's long and dedicated service to the forest industry spurred Weyerhaeuser Company, Boise Cascade Corporation, Potlatch Corporation, the George F. Jewett Foundation, and many industry associates and friends to establish the professorship in business ethics at Gonzaga. It is a fitting tribute to a man whose life exemplified a commitment to ethical values in both his business and personal endeavors.


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