Nov. 15: Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson to Speak at Salvation Army Luncheon

Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson will be the keynote speaker at The Salvation Army’s 2018 Annual Doing The Most Good Luncheon to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on November 15 in the Chantilly Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Each year, the event helps fund crucial programs for The Salvation Army in the DFW Metroplex.

Tillerson served as the nation’s 69th Secretary of State from February 2017 to March 2018. Prior to that, he concluded a career of more than 41 years in the petroleum industry, retiring at the end of 2016 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ExxonMobil Corporation. He joined Exxon after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Tillerson spent his entire business career with the corporation.

Tillerson has had a longstanding involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. He earned the organization’s highest rank of Eagle Scout as a youth, and as an adult he received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He is also the former director of the United Negro College Fund and a former vice-chairman of the Ford’s Theatre Society.

Luncheon Chairs are Sam Coats and Bernice J. Washington, and the Honorary Chairs are Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

For tickets and sponsorship information, please contact Vanessa Palmer at 214-637-8229


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