Lester A. Myers, Ph.D., J.D., CPA, CFF, CGMA

les-myersLes Myers has served as the first lay president of Center of Concern since January 2013. He has a background in accounting, law, strategy, philosophical ethics, and Catholic social thought. For over 30 years, he has served in leadership roles in public accounting, corporate, university teaching and administration, and civil society organizations, with experience in the financial, higher education, healthcare, information, telecommunications, retail, environmental, exempt organization, and public sectors.

Les has focused on organizational integrity and responsibility, helping organizations promote principled leadership and ethical cultures; assess risks of fraud and misconduct; and design, implement, and evaluate ethics and compliance and other anti-fraud programs and controls to prevent, detect, and respond to such risks within the context of leading frameworks for organizational governance and internal control. His corporate citizenship services include stakeholder and public affairs matters involving sustainability, labor standards, consumer protection, financial integrity, and philanthropic engagement.

Les teaches business and leadership ethics, sustainability, law, Ignatian tradition, Catholic social thought, and forensic accounting in various appointments at Georgetown University in undergraduate, graduate, executive, and continuing professional education programs. He also led KPMG”s Exempt Organization Tax Practice in Washington, D.C., and served as a director in the forensic practice in KPMG Advisory, focusing on fraud risk management and investigations. He serves on the boards of Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE) and Global Financial Integrity, and on the advisory board for the Georgetown University Law Center Corporate Counsel Institute. He is also a Caux Round Table Fellow.