April 7, 1998
MEDIA CONTACT: Stephanie Elrod


EVENT: Adam Kidan, chairman and CEO of the Atlantic & Pacific Mattress Company, Inc. trading as Dial-A-Mattress, will address GW students as part of the Hoffman Lecture Series.

WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 1998
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: The George Washington University
Marvin Center -University Club, Elliott Room
800 21st Street, NW

Background: The Hoffman Lecture Series is funded by a grant to the School of Business and Public Management from Howard Hoffman, GW alumnus and former board of trustees member. Hoffman's grant was awarded to provide for lectures by entrepreneurs to SBPM students. Past lecturers include: Robert Johnson, CEO and founder of Black Entertainment Television; Louis Kane, founder of Au Bon Pain and Scott Degarmo, publisher and editor of Success magazine, among others.

Prior to his ownership of Dial-A-Mattress, Adam Kidan was managing partner of a New York City law firm where he specialized in corporate matters. Also while in New York, he owned a chain of bagel stores. Prior to practicing law, he was appointed president of the Four Freedoms Foundation, where he organized economic development programs for Eastern Europe and developed fundraising programs.

Kidan currently serves on the board of directors of the Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation and Greater D.C. Cares and on the Women's Issues Leadership Committee of the Washington Hospital Center. He is also a member of the board of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, Greater Washington Urban League and chairman of the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee.

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