Mark Pastin

Mark Pastin

President & CEO



Chair and President of the Council of Ethical Organizations, Mark Pastin has advised major corporations and government bodies worldwide since 1973. His book The Hard Problems of Management; Gaining the Ethics Edge (Jossey-Bass: 1986; NTT Publications-Japan: 1994) has won awards in the United States, Brazil, Australia and Japan. Dr. Pastin has authored over 100 articles and books.

The Council of Ethical Organizations was founded by Dr. Pastin and two associates in Washington, D.C. in 1980. Dr. Pastin also established the first academic ethics institute (the Lincoln Center for Ethics, 1982). The Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to practical approaches to ethics and compliance issues. The Council has provided services to major corporations and government bodies worldwide and also supports research on ethics and compliance issues through its Ethics Benchmark Resources’ program.

Dr. Pastin has advised corporations including Caterpillar, American Express, Medtronic, NYNEX, Blood Systems, Inc., Motorola, General Electric, Texas Instruments, Intel, Cadbury Schweppes, Allied Signal, J.P. Morgan, and GTE Telops. Dr. Pastin has served as advisor to both Houses of Congress and to state and federal agencies. U.S. agencies served include the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, and the National Science Foundation. Foreign governments and agencies include the European Community, the Federal Government of Brazil, Mexico (President’s Commission on Housing), Australia, Hong Kong (Anti-Corruption Commission), the Republic of China, and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Pastin received his B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (Lewis Award). He has served as faculty member and administrator at Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Harvard University, University of Maryland, and Arizona State University. Dr. Pastin has also served as Research Fellow of the Center for Metropolitan Planning and Research at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Pastin serves on several corporate and non-profit boards. He is recognized in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and Who’s Who in the World.