Nomination Deadline for Daniels Fund Ethical Leadership Award is July 15

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation along with the Daniels Fund and the University of Wyoming College of Business are seeking nominations for the 2020 Daniels Fund Ethical Leadership Award.

The award honors business leaders who represent the "best of the best" in ethical leadership and have lived a life of integrity at work, at home and in their communities.



The winner of this year’s Daniels Fund Ethical Leadership Award will be announced at the Governor's Business Forum, held Nov. 18-20, 2020 at Little America Hotel and resort in Cheyenne. The Wyoming Business Alliance and the Wyoming Heritage Foundation host the Governor's Forum.

The ethical leadership award is a joint venture among the Daniels Fund, the University of Wyoming College of Business and the Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation. The award was created to recognize Wyoming citizens who embody the ethical leadership principles exhibited by Bill Daniels, a cable-television pioneer who started his professional career in Casper.

Nominees for the award will be evaluated based on the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative principles:

  • Integrity: Act with honesty in all situations.

  • Trust: Build trust in all stakeholder relationships.

  • Accountability: Accept responsibility for all decisions.

  • Transparency: Maintain open and truthful communications.

  • Fairness: Engage in fair competition, and create equitable and just relationships.

  • Respect: Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others.

  • Rule of law: Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations.

  • Viability: Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders.

In 2016, Powell’s Dave Bonner was selected as the inaugural recipient of the ethical leadership award. Bonner was recognized for serving as president of the University of Wyoming’s board of trustees, his 50 years as a highly-regarded newspaper publisher, and for his selfless service as a legislator and state elected official. Bonner received the award during a January 2017 dinner.

Attorney Greg Dyekman was the 2018 recipient of the Bill Daniels Ethical Leadership Award. The award was presented at the annual Governor’s Business Forum and attracted Wyoming’s top business, government, education, and civic leaders.

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming College of Business launched its current Business Ethics program in 2005. Endowed by the Daniels Fund, the program is a statewide initiative that draws on and reinforces Wyoming's existing reputation as a highly ethical place in which to do business. The Business Ethics program advances teaching regionally and nationally via the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Consortium of 11 business schools and one law school across the Rocky Mountain West. Visit

Wyoming Business Alliance

The Wyoming Business Alliance serves as the state's premier business advocate and proponent with the mission of promoting and advocating a growing economy by connecting business leaders from across Wyoming, representing business interests and issues, and partnering with key business organizations and trade associations. For more information, visit

Wyoming Business Alliance

 PO Box 3197, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003


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