Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture Planned

October 10, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union will host the Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1 in Presser Recital Hall.

This year’s Heffern lecture will feature Abraham Madkour, executive editor of Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, SportsBusiness Daily and SportsBusiness Daily Global.

Madkour is responsible for determining the editorial content and shaping the editorial direction of the leading publications on the business of sports, while managing the entire editorial staff. In addition, he oversees all editorial content for the various conferences produced by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Group, including the prestigious World Congress of Sports and Forty Under 40 awards dinner. Madkour serves as the lead moderator and editorial spokesman for all of the company’s events.

Madkour joined SportsBusiness Daily as a senior staff writer when the publication launched in August 1994. He was named editor-in-chief in September 1996 and became executive editor of SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily in 2003.

Prior to joining SportsBusiness Daily, Madkour was a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. In addition to working with Senator Leahy, Madkour had stints working for the Washington Bullets and the Baltimore Orioles in 1993 and 1994.

He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a graduate of the University of Vermont.

A reception will be held immediately following the lecture.

The Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture was established by Mount Union Trustee Gordon Heffern to encourage dialogue about the practical ways in which spirituality can transform the workplace. Heffern, a graduate of the University of Virginia, served as chairman of the board of Society Corporation before retiring in 1987.

Presser Recital Hall is located in Cope Music Hall on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue. On-site parking will be available behind the building as well as in other campus visitor parking lots.

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