PLN Presents Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Dan Cathy, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc., will speak at Southern Nazarene University’s Peer Learning Network (PLN) on Thursday, September 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Petroleum Club, 100 North Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

Cathy’s lifelong career at Chick-fil-A began at the age of 9 as he sang songs for customers. Since that time, he has served as Senior Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice President prior to being named President and COO in 2001.

Cathy will talk about the critical importance of customer service and how Chick-fil-A uses a unique approach to this philosophy. He will also talk about the importance of a good name and how Chick-fil-A has been successful in business by applying Biblical principles in the marketplace.

“We are very pleased to have Dan Cathy, President and COO of Chick-fil-A as the keynote presenter for this years’ Peer Learning Network luncheon. Dan is a dynamic corporate leader and executive who has led the Chick-fil-A company to a record $1.5 billion in sales at 1,160 store locations across the country. Dan is a dynamic corporate leader and is a man of exemplary integrity. He will challenge you through his values of faith, family, service, leadership and wellness." says Phil Fair, Interim Director of the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership.

Cathy will be speaking in Chapel at Southern Nazarene University on Tuesday, September 20 at 10:50am in Herrick Auditorium. Chapel is open to the public.

The Peer Learning Network (PLN), established by Southern Nazarene University is 1995 and facilitated by the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership, brings together the CEO and leadership teams of Oklahoma-based companies who have committed to be Major Partners in the Peer Learning Network. Partners utilize PLN for the purpose of professional development--members pool resources and thereby hear world-class presenters, share management, leadership and planning ideas and network with a wide array of successful Oklahoma company representatives.

For more information, or to register, please visit or contact the Peer Learning Network Office, Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University located at 6729 N.W. 39th Expressway Bethany, OK 73008. Phone: 405.491.6311. E-mail:

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.