West Palm Beach, Fla. (Aug. 20, 2020) – Peter Cruise, PhD., has been appointed to the new role of Ethics Officer at CareerSource Palm Beach County, the nonprofit organization chartered by the state of Florida to lead workforce development in Palm Beach County. He will conduct ethics training and review ethics policies, contracting protocols and audits as part of his new role.
Dr. Cruise is Executive Director of the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy and Affiliate Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University and Chair of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics. Both his academic and professional careers have been focused on improving the ethical climate in public sector programs and organizations. He has taught ethics and organizational behavior at universities in five states. Before his teaching career, Dr. Cruise spent 12 years working in management positions in a variety of health and human service settings.
“It’s more important than ever for institutions and businesses to maintain strong ethical principles. Dr. Cruise’ experience in education, business and government ethics make him uniquely qualified for this new role,” said Julia Dattolo, Interim President and CEO of CareerSource Palm Beach County.
“I am pleased that senior leadership at CareerSource reached out to the FAU-LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy to assist them as they continue to promote a positive ethical climate for both their staff and clients,” Dr. Cruise said.
During the past five program years, CareerSource Palm Beach County assisted more than 71,500 residents find employment ranging from entry level to executive suite, with salaries from these jobs creating $1.4 billion in annual wages. CareerSource also awarded $12.2 million in grants to area businesses and employees for job training and educational assistance during that time. More information is available at: www.careersourcepbc.com.