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. American Express philanthropy is focused on supporting projects that preserve historic sites, develop new leaders for the not-for-profit sector, and encourage civic participation in communities.
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 has served as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation where he directed AT&T’s global philanthropy and corporate citizenship programs. He also directed AT&T CARES, the company’s volunteer program, and the AT&T Pioneers, a volunteer association of over 57,000 members.
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.
Mr. McClimon currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including Americans for the Arts, Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Second Stage Theatre. He is also chairman of the Corporate Advisory Council of the American Red Cross.
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 lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.