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Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Douglas E. Buckminster
Group President, Global Consumer Services
Mr. Buckminster has been Group President, Global Consumer Services, since February 2018, with additional responsibility for credit and fraud risk management and information management across the company. Previously, he had been President, Global Consumer Services Group since October 2015, President, Global Network and International Card Services since February 2012, and President, International Consumer and Small Business Services since November 2009. Prior thereto he had been Executive Vice President, International Consumer Products and Marketing since July 2002. Mr. Buckminster has been with the company since 1985.
Jeffrey C. Campbell
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Campbell has been Executive Vice President, Finance, of the Company since July 2013 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since August 2013. Mr. Campbell joined American Express from McKesson Corporation, a health care services company, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2004.
L. Kevin Cox
Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Cox has been Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company since April 2005.
Paul D. Fabara
President, Global Services Group
Mr. Fabara is President of the Global Services Group, a role he assumed in February 2018. Mr. Fabara previously served as President of Global Risk, Banking & Compliance, and Chief Risk Officer since February 2016. Earlier, he was President, Global Banking Group since February 2013 and President, Global Network Business since September 2014. Mr. Fabara joined American Express in January 2011 as Executive Vice President of Global Credit Administration. Previously, Mr. Fabara was Managing Director and Global Head of Operations, Regulatory, Implementation and Planning at Barclays from February 2009 to January 2011; and Global Chief Operating Officer for Barclays Credit Card Business from August 2006 to February 2009. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Alliance Data Systems Retail.
Marc D. Gordon
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Gordon has been Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 2012. Mr. Gordon joined American Express from Bank of America, where he served as Enterprise Chief Information Officer from December 2011 until April 2012. Prior thereto, he had been Chief Technology Officer, Global Delivery Operation at Bank of America from May 2008 until November 2011. Prior thereto, he had been Chief Information Officer, Global Consumer Bank at Bank of America from September 2004 until April 2008.
Michael John O'Neill
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications

Mr. O’Neill has been Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications since September 2014. Prior thereto, he had been Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications since 1991.

Denise Pickett
President, Global Risk, Banking & Compliance and Chief Risk Officer
Ms. Pickett has been President, Global Risk, Banking & Compliance and Chief Risk Officer since February 2018. Prior thereto, she had been President, U.S. Consumer Services since October 2015. She also served as President, American Express OPEN from February 2014 to October 2015 and Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Loyalty from January 2013 to February 2014.
Elizabeth Rutledge
Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Rutledge has been Chief Marketing Officer since February 2018 and Executive Vice President, Global Advertising & Media since February 2016. She also served as Executive Vice President, Card Products & Benefits from May 2013 to February 2016. Prior thereto she had been Executive Vice President, Global Network Marketing & Information from September 2011 to until May 2013.
Laureen E. Seeger
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Ms. Seeger has been Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company since July 2014. Ms. Seeger joined American Express from McKesson Corporation, a health care services company, where she served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer since 2006.
Stephen J. Squeri
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Squeri has been Chairman and CEO of American Express Company since February 2018. Mr. Squeri is a thirty-two year veteran of American Express having joined the company in 1985. He was Vice Chairman of American Express Company from July 2015 to February 2018 and led the Business-to-Business Group from October 2015 to February 2018. Prior to that, he was Group President, Global Corporate Services from November 2011 to October 2015. From October 2009 to November 2011, he was Group President of Global Services. In addition, from May 2005 to October 2009, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Company.
Anré Williams
Group President, Global Merchant & Network Services
Mr. Williams has been Group President, Global Merchant & Network Services since January 2018. Previously, he served as President, Global Merchant Services and Loyalty since October 2015. Prior thereto, he was President of Global Merchant Services since November 2011. Prior thereto, he had been President of Global Corporate Payments since June 2007. Prior thereto, he had been Executive Vice President of U.S. Commercial Card from January 2004 through May 2007.

Board of Directors

Stephen J. Squeri
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Express Company
Mr. Squeri has been Chairman and CEO of American Express Company since February 2018. Mr. Squeri is a thirty-two year veteran of American Express having joined the company in 1985. He was Vice Chairman of American Express Company from July 2015 to February 2018 and led the Business-to-Business Group from October 2015 to February 2018. Prior to that, he was Group President, Global Corporate Services from November 2011 to October 2015. From October 2009 to November 2011, he was Group President of Global Services. In addition, from May 2005 to October 2009, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Company.
Charlene Barshefsky
Senior International Partner, WilmerHale
Since 2001, Ambassador Barshefsky has been Senior International Partner at WilmerHale, a multinational law firm based in Washington, D.C. She advises U.S. and international companies on international business transactions, government relations, market access, and foreign government regulation of business and investment. Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ambassador Barshefsky was the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and a member of President Clinton’s Cabinet from 1997 to 2001, and Acting and Deputy USTR from 1993 to 1996. As the USTR, she served as chief trade negotiator and principal trade policymaker for the United States and, in both roles, negotiated complex market access, regulatory, and investment agreements with virtually every major country in the world. Ambassador Barshefsky is a trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
John J. Brennan
Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Vanguard
Mr. Brennan has been Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor of The Vanguard Group, Inc., a global investment management company, since 2010. Mr. Brennan joined Vanguard in July 1982, was elected Chief Financial Officer in 1985, and President in 1989. He was CEO from 1996 to 2008 and Chairman of the Board from 1998 to 2009. Mr. Brennan is the former Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a U.S. financial services industry regulator; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame; Chairman of the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program; and Founding Trustee of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Mr. Brennan is a former Chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation, an overseer of financial accounting and reporting standard-setting boards.
Ursula Burns
Chairman, Veon Ltd.
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation
Ms. Burns is Chairman, VEON Supervisory Board. Formerly she served as Chairman and CEO of the Xerox Corporation from 2010 to 2017; Chief Executive Officer and director, July 2009 to May 2010; President and director, April 2007 to July 2009; and Senior Vice President and President, Business Group Operations, January 2003 to April 2007. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Ms. Burns to the White House national program on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and she served as Chair of the President’s Export Council from 2015 to 2016 and Vice Chair from 2010 to 2015. Ms. Burns serves as a board director of Exxon Mobil, Nestlé, and Uber and is a trustee of the Ford Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell Tech Board of Overseers, New Yok City Ballet, and the Mayo Clinic. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineers and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Peter Chernin
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Chernin Group
From June 2009 to the present, Mr. Chernin has served as Founder and CEO of The Chernin Group, LLC, which is involved in strategic opportunities in media, technology and entertainment. He is also co-founder of CA Media, L.P., which builds and manages media, technology and entertainment businesses throughout the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Chernin was President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of News Corporation from October 1996 to June 2009, and was Chairman and CEO of the Fox Group, where he oversaw the global operations of the company’s film, television, satellite cable and digital media businesses. At News Corporation, Mr. Chernin led the company’s expansion into the broadband and mobile markets through the creation of Fox Interactive Media, Hulu, Jamba and other digital properties. Mr. Chernin is a Chairman and Co-Founder of Malaria No More, a co-chair of the Board of Visitors of the University of California, Berkeley and a former director of the Harvard AIDS Initiative.
Ralph de la Vega
VICE CHAIRMAN, AT&T INC. AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF BUSINESS SOLUTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL, AT&T
Ralph de la Vega is Chairman and Founder of the De La Vega Group which focuses on advisory and consultancy services, and investments. Mr. de la Vega was Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions and International, AT&T from February 2016 through December 2016. In this role, Mr. de la Vega led AT&T’s Integrated Business Solutions group (both mobile and IP services), which served more than 3.5 million business customers in 200 countries and territories, and nearly all of the Fortune 1000 firms globally, and AT&T’s Mexican wireless business and DIRECTV Latin America, which was part of AT&T’s 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV. Mr. de la Vega was President and CEO, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions, from August 2014 to February 2016; President and CEO of AT&T Mobility from 2007 to 2014; and Chief Operating Officer of Cingular Wireless and President of BellSouth Latin America. Mr. de la Vega is a director of New York Life Insurance Company, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance and Insurance & Operations Committees. He also serves on the boards of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the Boy Scouts of America and the Latino Donor Collaborative.
Anne L. Lauvergeon
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, A.L.P. SAS
Ms. Lauvergeon is Founder and CEO of A.L.P. a private French advisory company and, since 2014, has been Chairman of Sigfox, a French start-up that operates a cellular network dedicated exclusively to small messages. She is a former Partner and Managing Director of Efficiency Capital, an advisory firm dedicated to funding technology and natural resources investments, where she served from 2012 to April 2014; former CEO of AREVA Group, the leading French energy company, where she served from July 2001 to June 2011; and former Chairman and CEO of AREVA NC (formerly Cogema) where she served from June 1999 to June 2011. Ms. Lauvergeon started her professional career in 1983 in the steel industry and in 1990 she was named Advisor for Economic International Affairs to the French Presidency and Deputy Chief of Staff in 1991. In 1995 she became a Partner of Lazard Frères & Cie, subsequently joining Alcatel Telecom as Senior Executive Vice President in 1997. Ms. Lauvergeon has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact Board, an executive committee member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and involved in various not for profit organizations in France. She is also Chair of the Innovation 2030 Commission, launched by the President of France in 2013 to stimulate innovation in France.
Michael O. Leavitt
Founder, Leavitt Partners, LLC
Since 2009, Governor Leavitt has been Founder of Leavitt Partners, LLC, a health care consulting firm, and since 2014, he has been Chairman of Leavitt Equity Partners, a private equity fund. Prior to that, Governor Leavitt was the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2005 to 2009; Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2003 to 2005; and Governor of Utah from 1993 to 2003. Governor Leavitt has extensive management and leadership experience, including serving as the Governor of Utah, appointments to positions with the U.S. government, where he oversaw and advised on issues of national concern, and overseeing Leavitt Partners’ work advising clients and making investments in the health care sector.
Theodore J. Leonsis
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, LLC
Since 2009, Mr. Leonsis has been Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, LLC, a sports, entertainment, media and technology company that owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., Monumental Sports Network, two Arena Football League teams, an interest in Team Liquid and an NBA2K eSports team. Mr. Leonsis has also been Vice Chairman Emeritus of AOL LLC, a leading global ad-supported Web company, since December 2006. Mr. Leonsis held a number of executive positions with AOL from September 1994 to December 2006, most recently as Vice Chairman and President, AOL Audience Business. He is also a filmmaker, an author and a director of several private internet and technology companies and educational institutions. Mr. Leonsis was Chairman of Revolution Money, Inc., which American Express acquired in January 2010. In November 2011, Mr. Leonsis cofounded Revolution Growth II, LP, a “speedup capital” fund to invest in technology-enabled businesses. In 2015, Mr. Leonsis co-founded Revolution Growth III, LP, a similar fund to invest in and build innovative, high-growth businesses.
Richard C. Levin
Senior Advisor and Former Chief Executive Officer, Coursera
President Emeritus, Yale University
Mr. Levin is Senior Advisor and former CEO of Coursera, an educational platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses online. Mr. Levin is also President Emeritus of Yale University and was President of Yale from July 1993 to August 2013. He was a Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, a former Chair of Yale’s Economics Department and Dean of Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Levin also is a trustee of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the United States concerned with solving social and environmental problems. He is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Mr. Levin has served on a number of Presidential Commissions and was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology.
Samuel J. Palmisano
Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM
Mr. Palmisano is former Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, a company that provides business and information technology products and services. Mr. Palmisano joined IBM in 1973. He was elected Senior Vice President and Group Executive of the Personal Systems Group in 1997, Senior Vice President and Group Executive of IBM Global Services in 1998, Senior Vice President and Group Executive of Enterprise Systems in 1999, President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000, CEO in 2002 and Chairman of the Board in 2003. Mr. Palmisano was President and CEO through 2011, Chairman through September 2012 and senior adviser to IBM through December 2012. Mr. Palmisano is Chairman of the Center for Global Enterprises, a private, nonprofit research institution devoted to the study of contemporary corporations, globalization, economic trends and their impact on society. Mr. Palmisano was appointed by President Obama as Vice Chair of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, a bipartisan government-industry panel that was charged with providing detailed recommendations to strengthen public and private sector cybersecurity defenses. Mr. Palmisano was also co-chair of an independent task force of the Council on Foreign Relations on cybersecurity.
Daniel L. Vasella
Honorary Chairman and Former Chief Executive Officer, Novartis AG
Dr. Vasella is Honorary Chairman and former Chairman and CEO of Novartis AG, a company that engages in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of health care products worldwide. Dr. Vasella served as Chairman of Novartis from 1999 to February 2013 and as CEO from 1996 to January 2010. From 1992 to 1996, Dr. Vasella held the positions of CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Head of Worldwide Development and Head of Corporate Marketing at Sandoz Pharma Ltd. Dr. Vasella is currently working as a coach to senior executives. He is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai, a foreign honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a member of several educational institutions.
Robert D. Walter
Founder and Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cardinal Health, Inc.
Robert D. Walter is Founder and Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cardinal Health, Inc., a company that provides products and services supporting the health care industry. Mr. Walter retired from Cardinal Health in June 2008. Prior to his retirement, he served as Executive Director, November 2007 to June 2008; Executive Chairman of the Board, April 2006 to November 2007; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 1979 to April 2006. Mr. Walter is a director of Nordstrom, Inc. and YUM! Brands, Inc. Mr. Walter is a former director of Cardinal Health and Battelle Memorial Institute.
Ronald A. Williams
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aetna Inc.
Mr. Williams is the former Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., a leading diversified health care benefits company. He was Chairman from October 2006 to April 2011; CEO from February 2006 to November 2010; and President from May 2002 to July 2007. He serves as an operating advisor to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC. He is a trustee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and Alfred P. Sloan Management Society. He is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Prior to joining Aetna, Mr. Williams co-founded several businesses and served in senior management positions at a number of other companies.