Massey Lectureship features Ed Martin

Massey Lectureship features Ed Martin

Press Release Date: 4-19-2011

Ed Martin

Ed Martin spoke on the Southeastern campus Tuesday at the 13th Massey Family Lectureship.

DURANT, Okla. – Ed Martin, Chairman of Ackerman McQueen advertising agency, was the guest speaker Tuesday at the 13th Massey Family Endowed Lectureship in Business and Public Policy at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Martin directed his message to students, urging them to give back to their community.

Referencing the late golf instructor-turned-author Harvey Penick, Martin advised students to take “dead aim” by having a conscience; being a mover and initiator; being a steward; and by staying informed.

“Use your career to make a positive difference,” he said. “Successful businesses are stewards of their community.”

The lecture was held in Montgomery Auditorium (Morrison Hall). Also in attendance were faculty, staff, and community members.

Martin joined Ackerman McQueen as President in 2001 and in June of 2004 he was promoted to Chairman. He is currently responsible for the management of each of the operating companies, which includes offices located in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, Colorado Springs, and Washington D.C.

The lectureship was established in 1994 by a gift from the John Massey family, which was matched by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Endowment Fund Program. Previous speakers at the Massey Lecture include H.E. “Gene” Rainbolt, George Kaiser, Edward Keller, Ambassador James R. Jones, Dr. Tom Cole, Archie Dunham, Keith Bailey, Michael Cawley, Joseph Cappy, Sen. Ted Fisher, J. Clifford Hudson, and Mark Stansberry