Mad Ants welcome former Chicago Tribune publisher, David Hiller to Business Forum

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Mad Ants Welcome Former Chicago Tribune Publisher, David Hiller to Business Forum

Former president, publisher, and CEO of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, David Hiller, will be the guest speaker at the Mad Ants Business forum on Tuesday night. Hiller is currently the President and CEO of the McCormick Foundation.

Hiller will speak on his extensive career in the newspaper business and will provide an insider’s view on the evolving landscape of the newspaper industry.

The Business Forum takes place before the Mad Ants game on Tuesday, March 22nd. The meeting will be held in the Century Club Room at the Memorial Coliseum at 5:30pm.

The Business Forum is a speaking series designed for young professionals of the Fort Wayne area. The group meets once a month during a 9 month period and allows members a rare opportunity to connect with prominent national and local leaders like Hiller.

All media and students studying journalism are invited to attend. Tickets are $10 and include a ticket to the Mad Ants game against the Erie BayHawks. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Mad Ants office at 260-469-4667.


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