American Express Names Jeffrey Campbell Chief Financial Officer
NEW YORK -- June 20, 2013
American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) today announced the appointment of
Jeffrey C. Campbell as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Mr. Campbell, 52, will lead the company’s Finance organization and represent
American Express to investors, lenders and rating agencies. He will also
become a member of the company’s Operating Committee.
Mr. Campbell will succeed Daniel T. Henry, 64, who as previously announced,
will retire later this year after a distinguished 23-year career with American
Mr. Campbell will join American Express next month as executive vice
president, Finance. He will assume CFO duties in early August after the
company completes its financial filings for the second quarter.
Mr. Campbell joins American Express from McKesson Corporation, where he was
executive vice president and chief financial officer of the largest health
care services company in the United States. He played a central role at
McKesson as it grew and expanded its leadership in health care distribution
and technology over the last decade. Mr. Campbell joined McKesson as CFO in
Before joining McKesson, Mr. Campbell served as chief financial officer of AMR
Corporation and its subsidiary, American Airlines, where he helped the
business successfully navigate significant financial challenges. He joined AMR
in 1990 and progressed through a range of senior management roles, including
head of European operations based in London for several years. He was named
CFO in 2002.
“Jeff is among the most respected leaders in finance, with deep experience as
the CFO of large organizations in complex industries. He knows how to generate
shareholder value, facilitate growth, develop strong teams and build flexible
financial models. His broad experience in addressing competitive and market
challenges will also help us as we continue to invest in our growth
initiatives to reach new customers and drive commerce,” said American Express
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth I. Chenault.
“Our Finance organization is fortunate to be going from one exceptional leader
in Dan Henry to another in Jeff Campbell,” Mr. Chenault added. “Once again, I
want to thank Dan for his tremendous contributions as our chief financial
officer since 2007, as well as the many other critical roles he played over
the past two decades with American Express. Dan will continue as CFO until we
close out the second quarter and will continue to support us as a senior
advisor until his retirement becomes effective later this year.”
Mr. Campbell said, “I am excited to begin a new chapter with American Express
and help one of the country’s most storied financial services firms extend its
track record of performance.”
Mr. Campbell began his career as a certified public accountant and management
consultant. Prior to joining AMR, he was a CPA with Deloitte, Haskins and
Sells. He is a member of the board of directors of Hexcel Corporation and the
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. He holds an A.B. degree in Economics from
Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
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