AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FCA US LLC Senior Manager – External Affairs Leven Weiss was recognized Friday, October 9, with the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's "Living Legend" award. The presentation was made during the Rainbow PUSH & Citizenship Education Fund 16th Annual Global Automotive Summit at the MGM Grand Detroit Meeting and Events Center.
Presented by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and Glenda Gill, Executive Director, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the Living Legend award recognizes individuals whom demonstrate "outstanding leadership, togetherness, teamwork and high accomplishments."
"Leven has been a long term community supporter and an experienced professional in legislative affairs both nationally and locally," said Glenda Gill. "We have respected his insight on many issues where we've worked together and collaborated. Sometimes we have disagreed, however being transparent and ethical has been a tantamount element of our relationship and its longevity."
Weiss joined the then Chrysler Corporation in 1985 as a union relations specialist. Before assuming his current role as Senior Manager – External Affairs, he served in various positions of increasing responsibility. In his current role with the Company, Weiss is responsible for local governmental affairs, primarily in the City of Detroit.
An active supporter of the community, Weiss has served on the boards of numerous Southeast Michigan organizations, including the Michigan Girl Scout Council; United Way of Oakland County; Marygrove College; Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan; Service, Employment, and Redevelopment (SER) National; and, the Detroit Urban League. He is also a former chairperson of the Big Ten Conference Advisory Commission, and a lifetime member of both the NAACP and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Weiss holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law. He is a native of Detroit and a graduate of Cass Technical High School.
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."
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