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CNN/TBS executive to speak at King breakfast

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  • Timothy W. Goodly

    Timothy W. Goodly
    Courtesy of Benedictine University

By Ryan Blackburn
Benedictine University

Timothy W. Goodly, senior vice president of human resources for CNN Worldwide, Turner Broadcasting System Inc., will be the featured speaker at the 19th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Jan. 20 sponsored by Benedictine University and College of DuPage.

The breakfast will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle.

Based in Atlanta, Ga., Goodly is responsible for the development of human resources policies and procedures for CNN/Turner's domestic entertainment, animation and young adult, news networks and businesses including TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and

He is a frequent presenter on organizational development, workplace diversity and employee-employer matters.

Goodly will present "Invoking the Hero in Each of Us." His presentation will be followed by breakout sessions centered on the theme of "Living Together," led by William J. Carroll, president of Benedictine University, and Joseph E. Collins, executive vice president at COD.

Goodly joined TBS in 1997 as director of human resources for Turner Sports, and has worked successfully across all divisions in successive assignments and expansions of his responsibilities. He has led strategic personnel efforts, planning and implementing organizational restructuring and redesign efforts, and has served as chief human resources adviser to the company's top executives.

His 20-year-plus career in human resources and general management includes service at Mobil Corporation, the Pepsi-Cola Company and as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Goodly earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a master's degree in business administration from Tulane University, and a doctorate in organizational development from Benedictine University at Springfield, where he is a senior executive scholar.

The King breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates diversity, is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. More than 500 community leaders and citizens attend annually. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund at Benedictine and COD.

For details and tickets, call the McAninch Arts Center at (630) 942-4000 or visit Tickets are $25.