Glenda McNeal is President, Enterprise Strategic Partnerships for American Express. In this role, McNeal defines American Express’ strategy and leads the key initiatives and negotiations for the company’s strategic relationships including the largest travel, e-commerce, technology and retail partners.
Prior to this role, McNeal was EVP and General Manager of the Global Client Group and Strategic Partnerships, where she was responsible for a portfolio of American Express’ largest, most complex global partners across diverse industries. In 2009, she led the formation and launch of the Global Client Group, transitioning the company’s focus from regional account management to an integrated global network.
McNeal was instrumental in leading the company’s innovative growth strategy into industries that traditionally did not accept credit cards-quick service restaurants, healthcare, government, insurance, telecommunications, charities, and rent. McNeal serves on the boards of US Steel Corporation, RLJ Lodging, the World Travel & Tourism Council, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and the United Negro College Fund.
McNeal is a graduate of Dillard University and has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.