Glenda McNeal has been promoted at American Express, and she’s making history in the process.
According to a news release, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Dillard University alumna has been named chief partner officer. What’s more, she becomes the first to take on the title, which follows the expansion of the company’s Strategic Partnership portfolio.
McNeal will be responsible for managing American Express’ global sponsorships in travel, retail, tech, and media.
“Partnerships have proven to be critically important to the growth of our company, bringing additional value to the products and experiences that continue to engage our customers and drive the generational relevance of American Express Membership. I look forward to continuing to work with the Amex team and an expanded group of partners to innovate as we move forward,” McNeal said in a press release.
Stephen J. Squeri, chairman and CEO of American Express also shared a press statement.
“Glenda has an exceptionally strong track record of spearheading critical partner agreements and navigating the complexity of large, global relationships to benefit both the company and our partners and she will continue to do so in this expanded role,” Squeri said.
McNeal has been serving for 35 years at the financial services corporation. She’s maintained various leadership roles at American Express’ card-issuing and merchant businesses. This encompasses positions in sales and client management, business development, and product strategy.
According to her LinkedIn profile, her most recent role was president of enterprise strategic partnerships. She was responsible for overseeing global relationships and driving critical partner agreements.
McNeal also serves as a member of the American Express Executive Committee and she’s an officer at the company. In addition, she is involved at Nordstrom, Inc. as a board member. Plus, she is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Montclair Film Festival, according to American Express.