Ernst & Young Ethics Officer Jeffrey Hoops Visits Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

May 08, 2009 jeff_hoops

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business Professor George Brenkert hosted Ernst & Young Ethics and Compliance Officer Jeffrey T. Hoops on April 20. Brenkert, who holds a PhD in philosophy, teaches a class on Business Strategy which is currently focusing on ethics.

Hoops, who has been with Ernst and Yound for 35 years, considers his company one that values loyalty, and remarks that many of its employees have stayed at Ernst and Yound for long periods. One such employee is David Meyers, who worked for 11 years at Ernst and Young before eventually joining WorldCom. Myers is central to Hopps' presetnation on ethical behavior.

As a visiting educator, he speaks to students about how to create a corporate environement that promotes ethical behavior. His discussions focus on how to prevent ethical lapses in companies and how to encourage communication about issues before they grow into large problems.

Hoops began working at Ernst and Young in 1974. He joined their National Tax Office in 1980, and became a partner in 1984.During much of his career, Hoops advised clients on tax matters. He has taught graduate students at New York University and Long Island University.He is active in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has served as its chair and on its board of directors.