'87 graduate to direct family business program in Gigot Center

by Dennis Brown

H. David Hayes has been appointed the William Alexander Nolan Director in Family Business Enterprise in the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. The director of staff development for Federated Media since 1989, Hayes will establish a family business program that will operate within the Gigot Center. He will work in conjunction with James Davis, associate professor of management and director of the Gigot Center, and Theresa Sedlack, the center’s program manager.p. Hayes is a 1987 graduate of Notre Dame’s Executive MBA Program. In addition to Federated Media, a privately held media group based in Elkhart, Ind., he also has held management positions with HomeCrest Corp., NIBCO Inc. and Delta Airlines.p. Hayes has created and conducted sales and management development programs for many organizations, including the Radio Advertising Bureau, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Malrite Television Group, Emmis Broadcasting, TCI (now AT&T Broadband), Bayer Corp., and the United Way.p. Since 1988, Hayes has served as an adjunct instructor in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, developing three courses: “Change Management,” “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” and “Business Planning and Entrepreneurship.”p. Hayes has been active in the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute and is a member of the Lexington Foundation Board of Directors.p. The Nolan Director in Family Business Enterprise was established in 1997 by Terry J. Nolan and his wife, Joyce.p. A member of Notre Dame’s Business Advisory Council since 1998, Nolan has owned and operated several manufacturing companies and currently is president of Standard Printing Company. Located in Canton, Ohio, the company is a national printer of children’s books, teacher-related materials and carton labels.p. Nolan earned both his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his master’s of business administration degree from the University of Akron and was a certified public accountant before entering private business in 1975. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.p. Joyce Nolan also is a graduate of the University of Akron. The directorship is named in memory of her father, William S. Tayman, and Terry’s father, Alexander J. Nolan. The Nolan’s son, Bill, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Notre Dame in 2001 and 2002, and their daughter, Betsy, was graduated from Emory University and is enrolled in the MBA program at the University of Virginia.p. The Gigot Center was established in 1998 with a $2-million gift from 1972 Notre Dame graduate Gary E. Gigot, a private investor, and his wife, Mary Fieweger Gigot. The center’s programs include internships, a business plan competition and a broad-based curriculum that gives Notre Dame students the entrepreneurial skills that will enable them to convert ideas into market possibilities.

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