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Entrepreneur to Address "God in the Marketplace"

Latest Installment of Franciscan University's Distinguished Speakers Series

Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009

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STEUBENVILLE, OH—Entrepreneur Frank J. Hanna III will discuss "God in the Marketplace" in the latest installment of Franciscan University's Distinguished Speakers Series. His talk will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery in the J. C. Williams Center on campus.

Hanna's talk will focus on such issues as the vocation of the entrepreneur, how a Catholic can respond to the demands of the marketplace, and how to combine being faithful and being successful in the business world.

A merchant banker in Atlanta, Hanna is the CEO of Hanna Capital, LLC, an investment firm. Hanna has a passion for educational liberty, helping to start three new Catholic schools in Atlanta, leading various efforts for school reform, and chairing the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. He has been a frequent public speaker on issues of faith and business. He also addresses philanthropy and what he believes are new paradigms developing in this area. Last year, he published some of his observations in his book, "What Your Money Means" (Crossroad).

He has spoken to Catholic leaders at conferences at the Vatican and in meetings of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Hanna was named a Knight of the Grand Cross in the Order of St. Gregory by Pope Benedict XVI. He also serves as a Knight of Malta, a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, and a board member of the Papal Foundation. Hanna is the founder of the Solidarity Association, which serves as Trustee of the Mater Verbi/Hanna Papyrus Trust. The Trust enabled the Vatican Library to acquire the oldest copy of the Gospel of Luke, which contains the oldest copy of the Lord’s Prayer in the world.

"Frank Hanna is an articulate and faithful Catholic who's been an inspiration to me and so many others," says Michael Hernon, vice president of Advancement. "He's been a leader and a great witness for Christ in business, education, and the culture."

The lecture is open to the public and free of charge. A light reception will follow his remarks. This lecture is the latest presentation in the Distinguished Speaker Series, which features leaders who have distinguished themselves in service to Church and society.

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