Executive Speaker Series #9: Lud Koci

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YCP Detroit Executive Speaker Series is a free event every last Wednesday of the month in which executives share their professional and faith journeys with young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s, challenging them to ‘Work in Witness for Christ!’ Complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers are provided before and after the speaker.


7:00pm- Networking, complimentary food & drinks
7:45pm- President's Remarks
7:50pm- Guided Reflection
8:00pm- KEYNOTE: Lud Koci
Reconciliation available
8:20pm- Q&A
8:30pm- Closing Prayer
9:00pm- After-party at Fishbones in Greektown

Know Before You Go

 * Business casual attire
 * Bring a friend!



Ludvik (Lud) F. Koci has served on the Boards of Directors of a number of significant for-profit organizations such as Detroit Diesel, Penske Corporation, and Wabash Trailer. He was also a member of the Board of the American Trucking Research Institute. Koci has also served charitable organizations such as Mary’s Children Family Center, Orchard Lake Schools including SS Cyril and Methodius Seminary and St. Mary’s Prep, Focus: HOPE, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, YMCA, and local parishes.

Koci worked at Detroit Diesel Corporation for many years—he held the position of Executive Vice President and later President, Vice Chairman, and CEO.  He was Vice President of Daimler Corporation where he led commercial engine development. Koci was President of Penske Transportation Components LLC and a Director of Penske Corporation. Today, he is a consultant to the Penske Board.

Koci is a member of the Cardinal Club of Detroit and Legatus. He is a Knight of the Order of Malta and a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.  Koci has lectured at a number of schools and universities on subjects of business, values, and ethics. Lud has been married for sixty years to wife, Trudy, and they have eight children, five of whom were adopted from four nations. 

April 25, 2018 at 7pm - 8:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo
1491 Baldwin St
Detroit, MI 48214
United States
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