April 26--Kenneth Chenault, CEO and chairman of American Express and only the third African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company, will speak at Plymouth United Church of Christ this Sunday.
Chenault, a Harvard-educated attorney, joined American Express in 1981 and became president and CEO after a successful stint in the company's merchandising department. He was at the helm during the September 11 attacks across the street from American Express headquarters. He serves on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
His speech at Plymouth is part of an annual series that has featured former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Alvin Pouissant from Harvard Medical School.
Chenault will speak at the 8:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. church worship services. For more information, contact Bill Middlebrooks at email@example.com or 248-910-3060. He can provide details about the event at Plymouth, 600 E. Warren, Detroit.
The event is free, but the church invites donations, which will be acknowledged in the church's communications to its members.