Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, American Express Company
Michael J. O'Neill is Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, American Express Company. He heads the company’s communications group and is a member of the American Express Global Management Team.
In addition to serving as the Company's principal spokesman, Mr. O’Neill is responsible for supervising media relations; employee, online and shareholder communications.
Mr. O'Neill joined American Express in 1991 from Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc., where he had been Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications.
Prior to joining the securities industry in 1987, Mr. O'Neill worked for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in New York.
Mr. O’Neill is a former Chairman of the Public Relations Seminar (2005). He also served as Chairman of The Wisemen (1999-2004), an organization of senior public relations executives founded in New York in 1938. Mr. O’Neill is a former director of Kids in a Drug Free Society and a 2005 David Rockefeller Fellow.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Mr. O'Neill is married and resides in New York City.