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The Daily Echo: Robert D. Hales: About the Lord’s Business… October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017

It was 1975. Robert D. Hales was 42 years old, a rising star in the world of business having worked in top positions at major companies and one step removed from the top position at Chesebrough-Ponds when he received a note during an important board meeting that literally changed his life. The note informed him that Marion G. Romney, a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was waiting on the telephone to talk to him. “I asked to be excused, and the chairman looked at me as if there better had been a death in the family,” Elder Hales recalled with a chuckle. “When I returned from my conversation with President Romney, the chairman said, ‘You came back in here a different man.’”

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