Anthony J. Gray, President and CEO

A classically trained ethicist with real-world experience in politics, law, theology, and the corporate world, Mr. Gray can craft a presentation to meet your organization's needs. A professional and passionate speaker, his high-energy approach will keep your audience riveted.


Anthony J. Gray is President and Chief Executive Officer at the Institute for Global Ethics of Madison, Wisconsin. Previously, he served as Global Compliance Officer at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation where his innovative leadership significantly improved the global compliance culture within the organization. Responsibilities included internal investigations, ethics education and training, legal and regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, as well as serving as chief ethics and compliance officer.

Prior to his work at Sikorsky, Mr. Gray was an associate attorney with Day Pitney LLP of Hartford, Connecticut, where he, as a member of the energy and later the finance departments, provided executive counsel to international corporations. Mr. Gray also served as Judicial Intern for Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Mr. Gray currently serves on the Wisconsin State Bar Association Board of Governors, is past-President of the Nonresident Lawyers Division of the Wisconsin State Bar, and has previously served on boards of Lawyers for Children America, Community Health Services of Hartford, Hartford Community Loan Fund (CDFI), is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Parents Academy (adult literacy), and is a former Commissioner of the Hartford Economic Development Commission.

Mr. Gray has also been appointed a Distinguished Scholar at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Mr. Gray is married and has two children, and resides with his family is Madison, Wisconsin. He received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, an M.A.R. in Ethics from Yale Divinity School, a B.G.S. degree from the University of Connecticut, and is the recipient of several honorary awards. Additionally, Mr. Gray has been admitted to practice law in Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, Connecticut, and New York.


Ethical Fitness® and the Practicing Attorney
The practice of law has a well-deserved reputation as presenting some of the most stressful, complicated ethical questions of any profession. Yet beneath the codified rules of professional conduct lies a core of shared ethical values and a framework of ethical principles that, when properly applied, can guide attorneys through a process for analyzing and resolving the toughest ethical dilemmas they'll face - even when two or more core ethical values come into conflict. Ethical Fitness and the Practicing Attorney explores how attorneys, regardless of firm size or practice area, can begin developing what the Institute for Global Ethics calls "Ethical Fitness" so that attorneys can make better decisions in the stressful, high-stakes legal environment.