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College of Business hosting leadership ethics author

September 19, 2012

The College of Business is hosting Mollie Marti, author and lecturer on leadership and community resiliency.

Marti will present “Walking with Justice: Building a Life of Service and Ethical Contributions” to College of Business students from noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 in the Bohemian Auditorium, Rockwell Hall-West. The event is free and open to the public.

'Walking with Justice'

Prior to Marti’s visit, students are reading “Walking with Justice,” a book acclaimed for inspiring readers to become stronger leaders and impact positive change in their communities.

As a young lawyer fresh out of law school, Marti moved from Iowa to Pennsylvania to study by the side of Judge Max Rosenn. This iconic jurist, who worked in a federal courthouse named in his honor, sat on the court for over thirty-five years. In addition to being one of the most cited judges in American history, Rosenn mentored hundreds of young lawyers to careers as deans of law schools, partners in influential law firms, and heads of large corporations and nonprofit organizations.

Service, stewardship and making a meaningful difference

Returning home after four years by Rosenn’s side, Marti added a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Iowa, where she continues to teach as an adjunct professor. For the past twenty years, her mentor’s lessons of service, stewardship and making a meaningful difference have been reflected in her work as a resiliency researcher and performance coach to high level business and athletic performers.

After her community tragically lost three teens to suicide, it was her mentor’s guidance that inspired her to found a charity.

“Judge lived by the principle that it is our service to humanity that defines the quality of life,” said Marti. “We each have the right and responsibility to use all the gifts we’ve been given for the common good. He taught that leaders don’t lead because they want to be in charge, but rather step forward to serve when they see that their skills, education or connections can bring healing.”

Mollie MartiCommunity Resiliency Project

Marti continues her crises recovery and resiliency work through the Community Resiliency Project, a nonprofit organization providing tools to help communities grow their capacity to cope with and grow through adversity. A portion of profits from each book sale go directly to fund this work.

Part of Marti’s mission in writing “Walking with Justice” was to bring Rosenn to life as a mentor for readers.

More information

For more information about “Walking with Justice” visit

Marti’s lecture at CSU is sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.