Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics
D.B.A., Harvard Business School
M.B.A., Harvard Business School
B.A., Princeton University
Growth Planning and Strategy
Richard McGinity is the Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics at the University of Wyoming. In this role he is campus leader of the four-state, eight-university Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium and co-developer of the statewide “Standing Tall” business ethics initiative. He is particularly interested in the topic of ethical reasoning in business decision making, especially in corporate governance and strategy formulation.
Before joining UW’s faculty he was a partner in a Boston-based venture capital fund until starting his own investment banking firm, which served primarily private firms whose owners sought to build enterprise value through growth, acquisitions, equity transactions, or exit.
Dr. McGinity has served on the boards of numerous privately-owned and publicly traded companies, most recently Canada Southern Petroleum Ltd., where as Chairman he led that company’s successful defense against a hostile takeover attempt by Petro-Canada.
His public service includes over seven years as a director of the Wyoming Business Council, including Co-Chair in 2004-2005; three years as member of the finance committee of the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts; and five years as a naval aviator during which he served in Viet Nam, earning two air medals.
Outside of the academic year he resides in Crowheart, Wyoming. He is an owner of T Cross Ranch, an historic guest ranch north of Dubois; a licensed professional guide; and is committed to helping build Wyoming’s economy in a way that preserves the state’s history and natural beauty for future generations.
In the 1970’s Dr. McGinity served on the research faculty of Harvard Business School where he wrote numerous case studies and co-authored a book about economic development and agribusiness. He has a BA from Princeton, and an MBA and DBA from Harvard.