The message came via text and for the longest all I could do was blankly stare at the words on my phone that I wished were not real. Finally, a couple of delayed blinks later, I realized what I was reading was true and that one of our industry’s most recognized personalities in Turner Madden had, indeed, somehow left us.
After what is rumored to be a multi-million dollar naming deal, the iconic Cowboys Stadium will called AT&T Stadium from now on.
In a press release, AT&T said part of their attraction to the deal was that Dallas is their home. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement that the naming deal ties the team with “one of the world’s strongest and most innovative companies.” Continue Reading →
“This is a big shock to all of us,” said Vicki Hawarden, CMP, IAVM president and CEO. “Turner had a lot of passion for IAVM that came out when he talked. He was an advocate on legal issues and knew so much about what was going on in our industry, namely ADA issues. He was a great friend to our association and to many of us personally, and he will be greatly missed.”
Others also praised Madden for his professionalism and how he enhanced IAVM’s name and reputation in many circles.