Reforming the criminal justice system to remove barriers and provide opportunities for disadvantaged people will be the focus of a Nachtigall Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship presentation by Koch Industries executive Mark Holden at 7 p.m. March 1 in the Tabor College chapel.
Holden joined Koch Industries in 1995 as a litigation attorney, and is now senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. He holds leadership positions with several other Koch-related organizations.
“I’ve been immersed, in some way or another, with prison issues and criminal justice reform my whole life,” Holden said. “If you’re wealthy and connected, you get a much better deal than if you’re poor, particularly in our criminal justice system.
“If you want to help people improve their lives and remove obstacles to opportunity for the least advantaged, and if you believe in individual liberty and freedom and justice, and you care about your community, and you have a moral passion, there’s no other position you can take than being for criminal justice reform.”
Holden also will be speaking to various classes throughout the day. The evening presentation is open to the public.