Gordon S. Massie to Speak at Ethics Conference March 31-April1

Gordon MasseGordon S. Massie, author of “The Whistleblower’s Dilemma: Confronting Fraud at AIG,” will be the keynote speaker at the Ethics Conference Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1.  Massie will speak at 5:50 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.  March 31, and at 11 a.m. April 1 in the College of Business & Public Administration on the University’s Lake Campus.

In 2005, Massie advised federal regulators of alleged fraud and malfeasance he said was routinely practiced by American International Group (AIG) executives to deceive the public, investors and the government. His book tells the tale of corporate greed, deceit and fraud inside AIG – the financial corporation that imploded in 2008 and received an $80 million bailout from the federal government.

Massie received his BA in Economics and MBA from the University of California Berkeley.  He worked in the financial/investment business for 30 years with Texas Commerce Bancshares, Prudential Insurance Company, American General Corporation and AIG.

At AIG, he was head of the Leveraged Finance Group with management responsibility for 60 investment professionals and nearly $20 billion of investments, including high-yield bonds, bank loans, emerging market debt, and distressed/bankrupt assets.