The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Roy S. Roberts invite you to a reception and book signing for "My American Success Story: Always the First, Never the Last," the autobiography of Roy Roberts, who became known as "GM's $100 Billion Man" during his barrier-breaking career at General Motors Corporation. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP call (313) 494-5853, or email email@example.com.
"My American Success Story: Always the First, Never the Last" is the autobiography of the business man and philanthropist who became the highest ranking African American executive in the history of General Motors Corporation and the global auto industry. It chronicles Roberts’ spectacular corporate career, community involvement, and fulfilling personal life — highlighted by his 40-year marriage to Maureen, his wife. A consistent theme of Roberts’ story is his determination to share success by opening doors for others. As he puts it: “It’s not a sin to be the first; it’s a sin to be the last.”
Roberts served as Group Vice President for North American Vehicle Sales, Services and Marketing for General Motors Corporation from October 1998 to April 2000, the pinnacle of his 24 years with GM and 40-year corporate career. Since his retirement from GM, Roberts has remained active in civic affairs and as an investor in private business ventures. Roberts was appointed Emergency Manager of Detroit Public Schools by Michigan Governor Rick Synder, serving from 2011 to 2013.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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