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Alex Lee Leadership Series presents Danny Hearn
Alex Lee Leadership Series presents Danny Hearn

The next speaker scheduled as part of the Lenoir-Rhyne University's 2017 Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series is G. Daniel (Danny) Hearn, immediate past president of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce. He will present on Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. in the Fintel Room (213) of the McCrorie Center.

Dedicated to crafting a better business environment within the community, Danny Hearn has received a multitude of awards to commemorate his outstanding impact on communities including NC Chamber Executive of the Year in both 1981 and 2000. Hearn began his journey during his senior year at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 1973, serving as an intern for the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from the US Chamber Foundation Institute of Organization Management at the University of Georgia in Athens in 1978, finishing his post-graduate Institute coursework in 1981. Hearn went on to serve as president of the Chambers of Commerce in Rockingham, NC, Statesville and Hickory, NC, while spearheading such widely renowned programs as Crime Stoppers International. The Catawba County Chamber was recognized as Chamber of the Year in 2014-15 by the Carolina's Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and most recently named the 2016 National Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives last August. In addition, he earned designation as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE).

Hearn has served in leadership roles for a variety of prominent organizations including president of the Carolina's Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (1997-98); chairman of the Georgia Institute's Board of Regents (2000); board member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association (2007-10); chairman of the National Institute Board of Trustees (2011-12); and board of trustees member of the US Chamber Institute (1999-2013). He also remained an active member of the US Chamber's Committee of 100.

Now retired, Hearn's quality leadership skills and business capabilities continue to leave a positive effect on the Hickory community and surrounding areas.

The Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series offers a unique opportunity to attend MBA level lectures and to learn from influential professionals both locally and nationally.The series is designed to help participants understand the dynamics of leadership and identify their own administrative traits and capabilities.

All events are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, visit lr.edu/public events or contact Clem Geitner, Professor of Business at LRU, at Clement.Geitner@lr.edu.