2017 News and Events

Ron Fournier Delivers 2017 Bolin Family Public Life | Personal Faith Lecture

Ron Fournier headlined the seventh annual Bolin Family Public Life | Personal Faith lecture and luncheon on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. 

Fournier is the author of The New York Times best-seller Love that Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips and My Son Taught Me About a Parent’s Expectations. The book is a personal account of what Fournier learned about himself and others through the personal journey he and his family encountered after his son Tyler’s autism diagnosis.

A native of Michigan, Fournier is the associate publisher for Crain’s Detroit Business. He previously served as editor-in-chief of the National Journal for two years and as senior political columnist for the National Journal and The Atlantic. Before joining Atlantic Media, Fournier was Washington bureau chief for The Associated Press and spent 20 years with the wire service. 

The Public Life | Personal Faith events are sponsored by the family of Pat and Jane Bolin. Pat Bolin (left), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at EagleCorp and Eagle Oil & Gas Co. in Dallas, is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (B.A. ’73) and 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the SMU Cox School of Business. Joining Pat Bolin and Fournier are his wife, Jane Bolin, future daughter-in-law Mary Katherine Lott and son Ross Bolin.

Immediately preceding the Public Life | Personal Faith luncheon, Ron Fournier took part in a colloquium moderated by Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Professor of New Testament at Perkins.

More than 225 people filled the Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom to attend the seventh annual Public Life | Personal Faith luncheon.

Ron Fournier is the author of The New York Times best-seller Love that Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips and My Son Taught Me About a Parent’s Expectations. The book is a personal account of what Fournier learned about himself and others through the personal journey he and his family encountered after his son Tyler’s autism diagnosis.