John Winthrop Wright Ethics in Action Award
Welcome to SEE's John Winthrop Wright Ethics in Action Award page. With this award, SEE honors a leader who has authentically demonstrated ethical business or leadership practices. John Winthrop Wright founded SEE in 1995 and left a major donation from his estate to perpetuate SEE’s mission. Mr. Wright desired to promote internationally respected values such as-- fairness, respect, responsibility, caring, justice, honesty, courtesy, citizenship, and the principles of the Golden Rule. The Ethics in Action award is given in his name to recognize a business or community leader that demonstrates a commitment to ethics and character.
2019 Ethics in Action Recipient
Mr. Larry "Bing" Bingaman, President and CEO of Webster Bank
achievement of the highest bond rating in the RWA’s history and the establishment of new operating and productivity initiatives that have saved customers millions of dollars annually.
Larry leads with a keen focus on sustainable and conscious business practices and is deeply involved in the New Haven community. He is the immediate past chairman for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Board and serves on the President’s Executive Council for Gateway Community College, as well as the Business Advisory Council at Southern Connecticut State University. Larry is a 2016 inductee to Gateway Community College’s Hall of Fame and received the college’s Corporate Award for his commitment, dedication and support of higher education and social change. He is also a 2017 inductee to Junior Achievement’s New Haven Business Hall of Fame for his contributions to the prosperity of the region through his leadership in business and to the community.
Larry and his wife Martie are 2017 Alexis de Tocqueville Society award recipients for their personal leadership, contributions and long-time commitment to United Way and the community at large. He is also a founding partner for New Haven’s Social Venture Partners and founder and Chairman of the Connecticut Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from California State University at Long Beach and an executive MBA from the University of New Haven. An honorary Associate’s degree was conferred upon Larry at Gateway Community College’s 26th Commencement Ceremony in 2018. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.
Guest are invited to attend Larry’s Ethics in Action Award presentation on May 1 and will find complete invitation and RSVP information in the right column of this page.
Pictures of the 2018 Celebration below.
Award Nomination Form
May 1, 2019 Celebration Outline
May 1, 2019 Character Celebration Invitation & RSVP
2018 Celebration Program
2018 Celebration Pictures
Champions of Character
Past Ethics in Action Award Recipients
2018 John R. Ciulla, President and CEO of Webster Bank
2017 Merle Berke-Schlessel, President and CEO of the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
2016 Marna Borgstrom, CEO of Yale-New Haven Health System
2015: Oz Griebel, President and CEO of the Metro Hartford Alliance
2014: Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO of Bigelow Tea
2013: Mickey Herbert,
President & CEO of Bridgeport Regional Business Council, former CEO of ConnectiCare
2012: Archbishop William E. Lori, former Bishop of Bridgeport
2011: Curtis R. Welling, former CEO of AmeriCares
2010: Dr. John J. Ramos, Sr., former Superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools
2009: Dr. Susan Davis, President & CEO of St. Vincents Health Services
2007: James C. Smith, Chairman & CEO of Webster Financial Services
Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Director : (203) 783 - 4439
Program Coordinator : (203) 783 - 4436
326 West Main Street,
Milford, CT 06460