“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."
The “Celebration of Ethical Leadership” is a combined effort that stems from BBB’s annual “Excellence in Ethics” and Fresno State’s “Ethical Leadership” which is a true representation and a grand celebration of ethics in our local community.
The alliance between The Ethics Center, the Lyles Center, and the BBB is an opportunity to not only recognize and celebrate ethical leadership, but also bring the message of ethics to the community on a much larger scale.
Congratulations To Our 2023 Winners!
2023 Ethical Leadership Award Honoree
Mr. Weber’s 36-year career in business includes serving as vice president of FMC Corporation, a diversified Fortune 500 manufacturing company; CEO of Teknowledge, Inc., a publicly traded artificial intelligence company; and CEO of Riverbend International, a publicly traded agribusiness company.
In 2001, he retired early to devote himself to public service, specifically to help renew the California Dream. Since then, he has served as an advisor to every mayor of Fresno, his place of residence. He is the founder of the NCC Heartland Chapter of the New California Coalition. and chairs its Housing Task Force. He is co-chair emeritus of California Forward and currentlyserves on the board of California Competes,
co-chairs the working group for the California Inland Port, and serves as a senior advisor to the Center for deliberative Democracy at StanfordUniversity. He is the founder of the Fresno Bridge Academy (now the California Bridge Academies) and a founding member of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley.
Mr. Weber has testified before the U.S. Congress and been a guest lecturer at Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley on strategies for lifting people out of poverty and renewal of California’s middle class. In 2016, he was selected as a leadership award winner by the James Irvine Foundation. In 2019, he was recognized as California Steward Leader of the year at the State Economic Summit.
Mr. Weber was born and raised in Peru and first came to the U.S at age 17 to attend Oakland High School as a foreign exchange student. He is an engineering graduate from U.C. Berkeley and a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program. Mr. Weber’s wife, their two daughters, their two sons-in-law. and two of their four grandchildren, went to Fresno State University.