American Express appoints new EVP and Chief Information Officer

Appoints new EVP and Chief Information Officer

American Express is appointing Marc D. Gordon, 51, to the role of EVP and Chief Information Officer as of the September 4th this year (view press release). As head of the company’s global Technologies organisation, Gordon will report to Stephen J. Squeri, Group President, Global Corporate Services. He will also become a Corporate Officer upon his election at the next scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors. He will be based in New York.

Most recently, Mr Gordon led the development of industry-leading capabilities and innovations at the Bank of America, where he served as Enterprise CIO and Chief Technology Officer. Previously he was CIO for Best Buy and The Timberland Company, and began his career as a consultant at Accenture.

Mr Gordon has advised government agencies in the areas of national cyber security and emergency preparedness, and served on the US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) by Presidential appointment. He also leads the National Board of the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER), which is dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities.

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