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The Heffern Lecture

2014 Heffern Lecture

Shawn Seipler, executive director and co-founder of Clean the World, visited Mount Union’s campus last Wednesday to host the 2014 Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture.

As a native of Orlando, FL, Seipler braved the Ohio weather to present his lecture “Clean the World as a Case Study in Social Entrepreneurship” to the Mount Union community, students and faculty. For a man to leave Florida to visit Ohio, he must have something big worth speaking about. Clean the World is that something. 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


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


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


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


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


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