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Timothy J. McClimon

President, American Express Foundation & Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express

Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express Company. In this role, he directs all of the American Express Company’s global social responsibility, philanthropy and employee engagement programs. Mr. McClimon has been recognized as one of the The NonProfit Times’ Top 50 nonprofit leaders, both in 2013 and 2012.

Prior to joining American Express, Mr. McClimon was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre where he had responsibility for fundraising, marketing, public relations, production management, financial management and board development for one of the largest not-for-profit theaters in New York City.

Mr. McClimon served for seven years as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation where he directed AT&T’s global philanthropy and corporate citizenship programs. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. McClimon joined AT&T from the New York law firm of Webster & Sheffield where he was a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law. Prior to that, he managed the Inter-Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

In addition to his law degree, he holds a bachelor's degree in English, Speech and Theater from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A former David Rockefeller Fellow with the New York City Partnership, Mr. McClimon serves on the boards of Americans for the Arts, Independent Sector, Mark Morris Dance Group and Second Stage Theatre, and is chairman of the Corporate Advisory Council of the American Red Cross. He is also a member of the Chairman’s Council of New York Restoration Project.

Mr. McClimon was recently appointed the lead faculty member for the new Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility jointly sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers. Since 1990, Mr. McClimon has been an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches two graduate level courses in arts administration and not-for-profit management.

He also writes a weekly blog on corporate social responsibility, which can be found at www.americanexpress.com/csrnow.

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