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Mooresville Chamber luncheon features John J. Mack



Nov. 10. Wall Street luminary and Mooresville native John J. Mack will be the keynote speaker at the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon Jan. 24. Mack is the former CEO of Morgan Stanley and a Wall Street legend who was played by Tony Shalhoub in “Too Big to Fail” on HBO.

Mack began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1972 as a salesperson in the firm’s taxable fixed-income division. In 1997 he became president and chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. A Duke University graduate, he earned praise for managing through the financial crisis. In 2011, after more than 30 years as an investment banker, here retired from Morgan Stanley. In 2012 he joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts as senior advisor.

The Mack family immigrated to Ellis Island from Lebanon at the turn of the 19th century. His parents, Alice and Charles Mack were well known in Mooresville for their wholesale grocery, clothing and general merchandise store, John Mack & Sons. In 2001, the family contributed $4.5 million to renovate what was then the Mooresville Citizen Center. Today the Charles Mack Citizen Center is a centerpiece of downtown Mooresville.


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