“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."

-Potter Stewart


September 8, 2021

7p.m. - 8p.m.


Ceremony will be televised on KSEE24

and streamed on yourcentralvalley.com

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.

Event Hosted by


Emily Erwin

Emily Erwin joined KSEE24 News in November 2020 as the host of Central Valley Today. Join her every day at 3:30 for the Central Valley’s only live local lifestyle show. You’ll get to hear from local businesses, discover new trends and just chat about live in the Central Valley, something Emily knows a lot about because Fresno is her home town.

Emily was born in Ventura but moved to Clovis when she was just a little girl. She went to elementary school at Gettysburg and graduated from Clovis East in 2007. As a Timberwolf she was the golf captain, played varsity soccer and ran varsity track.

Before joining KSEE24 Emily was an investigative reporter in Bakersfield, where she followed major court cases, kept an eye on local officials and investigated stories straight from viewers. While she loves a good investigation or a juicy court case, Emily’s true passion is the fun stuff on local TV!

Emily has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State and a Master’s Degree in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University.

When she’s not on TV you’ll likely find Emily restaurant hopping around town or hanging out with her family her yellow lab Waylon. Emily roots for the Sun Devils and the Dodgers. She’s an avid snowboarder, golfer and country music fan. So, if you see her out and about say hi!

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Ashley Swearengin

2021 Ethical Leadership Award Recipient

Ashley Swearengin is president and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation, a charitable foundation serving the six counties of Central California and providing over $100 million in funding to over 650 community benefit organizations over the last decade. 

Prior to joining CVCF, she served as Mayor of the City of Fresno from 2009 through 2016.  As mayor, she implemented substantial changes to improve the delivery of city services, revitalize the downtown and urban core, promote business and job growth, address chronic homelessness, stabilize the city’s financial position, and secure the city’s water future.

Ashley serves on a number of boards focused on inclusive economic development and educational attainment, including the Urban Institute, New America, College Futures Foundation, California Forward, and the James B. McClatchy Foundation.

Before becoming mayor, Ashley led a number of economic development initiatives in the Fresno region, including the Central Valley Business Incubator, the Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley at Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development, and the Regional Jobs Initiative.  She holds MBA and BS degrees from California State University, Fresno.

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