Sarah Heilman '16

Major: Sport Business
Hometown:Howland, Ohio

I would like to continue growing my experience in sales and leadership and eventually would love to be a Director of Sales for a professional sports team.

The Heffern Lecture

2014-2015 Heffern Lecture
Abraham Madkour, executive editor of Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, SportsBusiness Daily and SportsBusiness Daily Global, discussed ethical decision making in the professional sports arena during the University of Mount Union’s Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture last Wednesday.

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. Read more.

 

About the Heffern Lecture
The Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture was established by Mount Union Trustee Gordon E. 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.

Past Heffern Lecturers

2004-05    

Gordon E. Heffern, former chairman of the board, Society Corporation

 

James W. Griffith, president and chief executive officer, The Timken Company

2005-06

F. G. "Buck" Rogers, author of The IBM Way and Getting the Best Out of Yourself and Others

2006-07

Thomas Petzinger Jr., co-founder and chief executive officer of LaunchCyte LLC, a Pittsburgh-based biotechnology development company

2008-09

Nancy Hill ’79, President and CEO of American Association of Advertising Agencies

2009-10 Paul Worstell, president of PRO-TEC Coating Company
 
2012-13 Frank Casey, financial expert
 
2013-14 Shawn Seipler, executive director and co-founder of Clean the World
2014-15 Abraham Madkour, executive editor of Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, SportsBusiness Daily and SportsBusiness Daily Global.
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