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An Evening With Ken Chenault will be a live-to-tape, one-on-one interview with former American Express CEO Ken Chenault conducted by sportscaster James Brown at New York City’s The New York Times Center. Taking place on Saturday, November 3, 2018, the program will pay tribute to Chenault’s extraordinary life and career. As Brown guides Chenault through his early professional years as a lawyer and consultant into his nearly forty year career at American Express, the audience will hear stories of ambition and perseverance.

An Evening With Ken Chenault will not only spotlight one of the nation’s most accomplished business and civic leaders. It also will contribute to a developing conversation on the history of African Americans in business, a topic too long ignored.

Title Sponsor

Toyota Motor Sales USA

HistoryMaker

American Express CompanyThe Coca-Cola CompanyBloomberg PhilanthropiesFord FoundationKaiser PermanenteGeneral CatalystTishman Speyer

  • Ursula Burns & Lloyd Bean
  • Kathryn & Ken Chenault
  • Andrea & Kenneth C. Frzier
  • Dr. Lisa Grain & David J. Grain
  • Susan & John Hess
  • Carol Sutton Lewis & William M. Lewis, Jr.
  • Dr. Amelia Quist-Ogunlesi & Adebayo O. Ogunlesi
  • Karen & Charles Phillips

StarMaker

Amgen Inc.GenNx360 Capital PartnersMorgan StanleyCBSPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLPThe Boeing CompanyExecutive Leadership CouncilViacom | BET

  • Stefan Kaluzny
  • Carolyn & Edward Lewis
  • Beverly & Stephanie Mills
  • Annette L. Nazareth & Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
  • Valerie & David Williams

DreamMaker

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Gwen & Gerald Adolph
  • Francisco L. Borges
  • Toni Cook Bush & Dwight Bush
  • Valentino D. Carlotti
  • Robyn & Dr N. Anthony Coles
  • Carnival Corporation
  • Edith Cooper & Robert Taylor
  • Dignity Health
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Mellody Hobson/Ariel Investments
  • Sheryl & Chip Kaye/Warburg Pincus LLC
  • Lazard
  • Debra Lee
  • Tracy Maitland
  • Crystal McCrary & Raymond J. McGuire
  • Pamela McKoin & Laurence C. Morse
  • News Corp
  • Diane & Deval Patrick
  • Jonelle Procope & Frederick O. Terrell
  • Teneo Holdings
  • Ann Marie Wilkins & David Wilkins
  • The Williams Capital Group, L.P.
  • Drs. Tanya & Riley Williams
  • Saundra Williams Cornwell & W. Don Cornwell

WishMaker

  • Michelle & Rodney Adkins
  • Frank Ahimaz
  • Daniel L. Black
  • Nina Whittington-Cooper & Frank Cooper III / BlackRock
  • Ira D. Hall
  • Tammye & David Jones
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • W. James “Jim” McNerney, Jr.
  • Laura B. Parsons & Richard D. Parsons
  • Tiffany Hall & John B. Rhea
  • Robert F. Smith
  • John O. Utendahl

Official Airline

American Airlines

Honorary Chair

  • Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

 

Chairs

  • Carol Sutton Lewis & William M. Lewis, Jr.

Benefit Committee

  • Gwen & Gerald Adolph
  • Laura & George Bilicic
  • Ronald E. Blaylock
  • Francisco L. Borges
  • Robert A. Bradway
  • Ursula Burns & Lloyd Bean
  • Toni Cook Bush & Dwight Bush
  • Valentino D. Carlotti
  • Julie Chen & Leslie Moonves
  • Robyn & Dr N. Anthony Coles
  • Edith Cooper & Robert Taylor
  • Mandell Crawley
  • Lloyd H. Dean
  • Arnold W. Donald
  • Katherine Farley & Jerry I. Speyer
  • Andrea & Kenneth C. Frazier
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Dr. Lisa Grain & David J. Grain
  •  Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr.
  • Carla Harris
  • Susan & John Hess
  • Mellody Hobson
  • Stefan Kaluzny
  • Sheryl & Chip Kaye
  • Declan Kelly
  • Debra Lee
  • Carolyn & Edward Lewis
  • Tracy Maitland
  • Crystal McCrary & Raymond J. McGuire
  • Scott Mills
  • Beverly & Stephanie Mills
  • Pamela McKoin & Laurence C. Morse
  • Annette L. Nazareth & Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
  • Thomas R. Nides
  • Dr. Amelia Quist-Ogunlesi & Adebayo O. Ogunlesi
  • Diane & Deval Patrick
  • Karen & Charles Phillips
  • Jonelle Procope & Frederick Terrell
  • Cheri & Al B. Reid
  • Marva Smalls
  • Stephen J. Squeri
  • Tawana Tibbs & Bruce Gordon
  • Teri & Lloyd Trotter
  • Bernard J. Tyson
  • Darren Walker
  • Kathy N. Waller
  • Nina Mitchell Wells & Theodore V. Wells, Jr.
  • Bennie & Flash Wiley
  • Ann Marie Wilkins & David Wilkins
  • Janice Savin Williams & Christopher J. Williams
  • Paula & Anre Williams
  • Drs. Tanya & Riley Williams
  • Ronald A. Williams
  • Saundra Williams-Cornwell & W. Don Cornwell
  • Valerie & David Williams

Date and Time

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Location

The New York Times Center
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
United States