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Encyclopedia > Kenneth Chenault

Kenneth Irvine Chenault (born 2 June 1951) is a former president (1997-2001) and current Chief Executive Officer (2001-present) of American Express. Chenault was born on Los Angeles, attended the Waldorf School of Garden City and is a graduate of Florida State University (1973) and Harvard Law School (1977). After Harvard he worked as an associate with the law firm Rogers & Wells in New York City (1977-1979) and as a consultant for Bain & Company (1979-1981). He was the first African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company. In 1995, Ebony listed him alongside Michael Jordan, Rosa Parks, Bill Cosby and Colin Powell as one of 50 "living pioneers" in the African-American community. June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ... American Express (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as Amex is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in New York City. ... Waldorf Schools (also known as Steiner schools) state as their mission educating the whole child, with a strong emphasis on balancing the childs natural stages of development with creativity and academic excellence. ... Harvard Law School (HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... A consultant (from the latin consultus meaning legal expert) is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular domain or area of expertise such as accountancy, technology, the law, human resources, marketing, medicine, finance, public affairs, communication, or more esoteric areas of knowledge, for example engineering of different kinds... Bain & Company is a management consulting firm, headquartered in Boston, MA, recognized as one of the leading firms in the consulting industry, along with McKinsey & Company and Boston Consulting Group. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, and Jamie Foxx on the 60th anniversary cover of Ebony Magazine, November 2005 Ebony, a magazine for the African American market, was founded by John H. Johnson and has been published since the autumn of 1945. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American seamstress and civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake... William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... General Colin Luther Powell, United States Army (Ret. ...

He is currently co-chair of the Business Roundtable.[1] The Business Roundtable is a group formed to promote pro-business public policy and made up of chief executive officers of major U.S. corporations. ...


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Preceded by
Harvey Golub
CEO of American Express
2001 – present

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CNN.com - Black History Month 2002 (337 words)
Chenault had to lay off thousands of employees over the last year, before and after September 11, when the devastating attack on the World Trade Center damaged American Express' headquarters.
Chenault spent 20 years at American Express before becoming the company's CEO and held a variety of senior posts, including a four-year stint as chief operating officer.
Chenault is married; he and his wife, Kathryn, have two sons, Kenneth Jr.
Kenneth Chenault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (108 words)
Kenneth Chenault (born 2 June 1951) is a former president (1997-2001) and current CEO (2001-present) of American Express.
Chenault was born on Long Island in 1951, attended the Waldorf School of Garden City and is a graduate of Bowdoin College (1973) and Harvard Law School (1977).
He was the first African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
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