WEBSITE: www.americanexpress.com
BUSINESS: Financial services
REVENUES: $29.96 billion
TITLE: President, Americas Global Corporate Payments
EDUCATION: MBA, Lake Forest College
INTERESTS: Movies, golf, fitness, gardening
TWITTER HANDLE: @darryl3dx

What lessons have you learned from business relationships?
Trust and integrity matter most. You must deliver on your promises. In order to sustain business relationships, there has to be a transparent value offering and exchange. Said another way, there has to be benefits for all parties involved in your relationships.

How has the civil rights movement affected you personally?
Because of the sacrifices made by many during the civil rights movement, I am able to vote, obtain a great education, and work for a great company. I appreciate what the pioneers of the civil rights movement have afforded me, and I make sure not to take those liberties for granted. Moreover, I view it as my responsibility to continue “paying it forward.”

What do you think is the greatest issue or dilemma facing the African American community today?
I view several issues as the greatest impact to today’s African American community, namely single parent households, lack of education, and unemployment.