Former Enron Exec, Whistleblower to be Featured Speaker at Ethics Conference

Written by Michael Castellon

Date: April 5, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon,

LUBBOCK – Lynn Brewer, a key whistleblower to illegal and corrupt dealings within Enron, will speak Thursday at an ethics conference hosted by Texas Tech University.

The Rawls College of Business, the School of Law, the College of Engineering Dean’s Council, the Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism, and the National Institute for Engineering Ethics are sponsors of Ethics Day 2006 - Do the Right Thing: A Campus Conversation on Ethics. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

Brewer is author of “Confessions of an Enron Executive: A Whistleblower's Story,” a riveting account of her career at Enron and her decision to blow the whistle. Brewer will speak from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Also speaking will be Judge Royal Furgeson of the U.S. Western District of Texas, hosted by the School of Law, and Don Cash, former chairman and CEO of the Board of Questar Corporation, hosted by the College of Engineering.

Cash serves on the boards of Questar Corporation and one subsidiary, Zions Bancorporation. He is a former trustee of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Furgeson served in the U.S. Army after receiving his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, attaining the rank of Captain and earning a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He has received numerous awards for his significant contributions as federal judge, lawyer, humanitarian, and community servant. Recent awards include the Jurist of the Year Award and the American Bar Association Spirit of Excellence Award, given by the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. He was nominated to the bench by President Clinton in 1993, and confirmed by the Senate in 1994.


CONTACT: Randi Rives, business assistant, Rawls College of Business, (806) 742-3940,