(USA, Retired, USMA 1957)
Dr. Len Marrella, U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.), is founder and President of the Center for Leadership and Ethics, author of the award-winning, “In Search of Ethics, Conversations with Men and Women of Character,” Founder and President Emeritus of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Legatus and a former radio show host. He has taught college courses in Moral Leadership and Organizational Ethics at the graduate level.
As a motivational Leadership and Ethics speaker, Len's message has been a beacon for organizations and conferences from government agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, military academies, and universities to Fortune 500 decision-makers.
Len received a B.S. In Military Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, an MBA in Finance from the University of Oklahoma, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from George Washington University. In the military he served in Vietnam, at NATO and the Pentagon.
After 22 years of active service he retired at the rank of Colonel and began a new career in private industry with International Paper Company as their Director of Capital Projects. Len was responsible for the successful oversight of a six billion dollar capital investment program. As a result, he was selected to be the company's chief financial spokesperson to Wall Street and the world's other financial centers. In this role he spearheaded the development of a successful international investor relations program.
Len founded The Center for Leadership and Ethics in 1994 which offers seminars and keynote
speeches to develop ethics, character and leadership in both business and academia.