Glenda McNeal

by Edward Cates
Glenda McNeal
President, Enterprise Strategic Partnerships
American Express

Glenda McNeal is the 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 Nordstrom, Inc., RLJ Lodging Trust and the World Travel & Tourism Council.


McNeal is a graduate of Dillard University and has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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