Michael Ducker Speaks At YMCA Prayer Luncheon Wednesday

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga is hosting their annual prayer luncheon on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

This year’s featured speaker is Michael L. Ducker, chief operating officer and president, International for FedEx Express. 

Mr. Ducker leads all customer-facing aspects of the company’s U.S. operations and its international business, spanning more than 220 countries and territories across the globe.  He also oversees FedEx Trade Networks and FedEx Supply Chain. 

A former Signal Mountain resident, Mr. Ducker graduated from Red Bank High School and received a scholarship to play football at Ole Miss. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  

The prayer luncheon is open to everyone. Individual tickets are $30, and tables of eight are $240.

Make a reservation by Friday to Anita Inman at 265-8834 or ainman@ymcachattanooga.org

“We are delighted that Michael Ducker could come to Chattanooga to speak,” said Janet Dunn, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga.   “In addition to a successful business career, Michael is an inspirational influence to those around him with his own strength of character and positive outlook on life.”


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