An award-winning sports journalist and one of the most influential black executives in corporate America will headline the 2014-15 Patricia Adams Lecture Series at Heidelberg.
Jackie MacMullan, a television analyst for ESPN and Comcast Sports Net, will be on campus Oct. 2 as the keynote speaker for the fall semester.
Previously, MacMullan was a columnist and associate editor of the Boston Globe and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, covering the NBA. Additionally, she has covered the World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, Olympic Games, Final Four tournaments and NBA Finals. She received several national awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors for investigative reporting and feature writing.
A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, MacMullan is the first woman honored by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. She has collaborated with pro athletes Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird on books chronicling their NBA careers. For many years, MacMullan has been active in charitable work for Huntington’s disease as well as the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club, the New England Hemophilia Association and Shooting Touch.
Carla Harris, currently the vice chairman of Global Wealth Management and managing director and senior advisor at Morgan Stanley, is the keynote speaker for the spring semester PALS event on April 9.
In her current position, Harris is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation. She has extensive industry experience in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial and healthcare sectors. In 2013, President Obama appointed her to chair the National Women’s Business Council.
Harris earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her AB in economics from Harvard University. She is active in her community and sits on a number of boards, including the Morgan Stanley Foundation and the Food Bank for New York City. Outside of work, Harris is an accomplished gospel singer. Her third CD, Unceasing Praise, was released in 2011.