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The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Economics is pleased to partner with Wells Fargo to bring notable business leaders to the classroom. For the past six years, Wells Fargo has funded this program to give our business students, faculty, staff and community an opportunity to meet and hear current topics of interest from exceptional business people. 

The Wells Fargo Speaker Series is offered several times each semester and is promoted through a variety of publicity venues. For information on past speakers, view the speaker archive.

For questions about the series, please contact Bea Walters Smith, Director of Development and Foundation Scholarships at bwsmith@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5235. 

Most Recent Speaker

Weston Smith
“Crossing the Line- An Insider’s Perspective of the Healthsouth Fraud"
Business Ethics and Integrity
Former CFO of Healthsouth 

Thursday, September 1, 12:05 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. 
The George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business
BMW Classroom (Room 150)
160 E. Saint John St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Weston Smith

Weston Smith speaks frequently on ethics and integrity within business. He is passionate about teaching others the fruits of living and working responsibly, and the consequences of unethical conduct.

His background is unusual. He was once CFO of the Fortune 500 company Healthsouth Corporation, who over a dozen years became a Wall Street darling as it grew from one location to over 2000 in all 50 States. However, underneath the glimmering corporate office, the fleet of corporate jets, and “consistent” earnings reports, laid a multi-year multi-billion dollar financial statement fraud. Weston voluntarily came forward and exposed the fraud, and accepted responsibility for his own actions.

Weston speaks frequently to universities and professional groups. In what he calls “Crossing the Line- An Insider’s Perspective of the Healthsouth Fraud”, he describes the culture of the company and the mechanics of the fraud and how detection was avoided. For audiences with auditors or regulators, he highlights both financial and non-financial red flags of corporate misconduct. Most importantly, Weston challenges and motivates all groups “to simply do the right thing.”

Weston Smith is a former CPA who is a graduate of the University of North Alabama. He is a regular contributor to researchers of corporate fraud and has been featured on CNBC and Fox Business Network with Neil Cavuto.

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