Hobby Lobby Board Chairman To Speak At 40th Annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast On May 1

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Mart Green
Mart Green

Mart Green, Hobby Lobby board chairman, will be the speaker for the 40th Annual Chattanooga Area Leadership Prayer Breakfast on May 1 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Mart Green began his retail career in the home of his parents as a youth. With $600 his family started Hobby Lobby in their living room, now a chain of over 750 arts and crafts stores.

He is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Green Family Businesses and is actively involved with Hobby Lobby. At 19, he established Mardel, a chain of educational supply stores. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Mardel has 35 stores in seven states.

A native Oklahoman, Mr. Green and his wife, Diana, have enjoyed over 30 years of marriage. They have four adult children and seven grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys running and reading.

Doors open at 6:45 a.m. and a buffet begins at 7 a.m. The program will be from 7:20 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Cost is $20 per person or $160 per table of eight.

For Information Call Carol at Wingfield Scale: (423) 698-0100 or e-mail her at cbrown@wingfieldscale.com

Mail checks to: Prayer Breakfast
c/o Jackson Wingfield
2205 Holtzclaw Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404

The Chattanooga Prayer Breakfast website is

You may also order tickets online and pay using Pay Pal.

Sponsorship is by A Citizen’s Committee with T.W. Francescon, Jr. as chairman.

The Executive Committee includes:

Chairman (Special Guests) Judge Clarence Shattuck
Chairman (Ticket Sales) Jackson Wingfield
Chairman (Publicity) Tom Francescon
Chairman (Arrangements) Lee Atchley
Secretary – Leighton LeBoeuf
Treasurer – Jim Ruane

Past speakers Include:

1978 -- Chuck Colson
1980 -- Senator William Armstrong
1988 -- Adolph Coors, IV
1995 -- Cal Thomas
2000 -- Bobby Richardson
2003 -- Maj. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp
2004 -- William L. Armstrong
2005 -- Ron Blue
2008 -- Russell O’Quinn
2010 -- David Barton
2011 -- Jeff Kemp
2013 -- Dr. Mark Whitacre
2015 -- Brig Sorber
2016 -- J. Frank Harrison, III
2017 -- John Aden

There is free parking at Finley Stadium lots, with free shuttle bus service from Finley to
Chattanooga Convention Center every five minutes, beginning at 6:15 a.m.

The purpose of the Chattanooga Area Leadership Prayer Breakfast is to encourage morality and ethics in the lives of all people in positions of leadership in business, government, and in the professions.

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