American Express Foundation
Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Senior 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 was recognized as one of the The NonProfit Times’ Top 50 nonprofit leaders in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
Prior to joining American Express, Mr. McClimon was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre where he led one of the largest not-for-profit theaters in New York City. He also served 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.
Mr. McClimon is the lead faculty member for the Institute for Corporate Responsibility jointly sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers. 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.
Since 1990, Mr. McClimon has been an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches two graduate level courses in arts and not-for-profit management.
He also writes a blog on corporate social responsibility, which can be found at www.americanexpress.com/csrnow.