Michelle Gethers Clark

by Justin Cates
Michelle Gethers Clark
Chief Diversity Officer & Head of Corporate Responsibility

Michelle Gethers Clark serves as Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility for Visa.

In this role, Michelle leads the company’s global strategy for growth in inclusive and diverse talent, social impact, and environmental sustainability.

Prior to Visa, Michelle served as the President and CEO at United Way of Greater Greensboro, where she focused on partnerships to end poverty. She led business transformation and fundraising by galvanizing community leaders, businesses, and not-for-profits. Michelle also held a variety of roles over 21 years at American Express, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Card Operations.

Michelle has held roles with global leadership responsibility in the US, Canada, Philippines, and India. She leverages her corporate and social impact experiences to form strategies, operationalize solutions, convene stakeholders, innovate and ad-dress root causes of business and societal problems.

Michelle is an energetic public speaker. Her published book, The Next Level, presents a perspective on leadership. Her mantra is “People follow character and not titles.”

Michelle serves on the board of directors for Wyndham Championship PGA Tour and the Board of Trustees for her alma mater, Long Island University.

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