Visa has a new member of its Executive Committee with the appointment of Michelle Gethers-Clark as the financial titan’s Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility. She will officially join the company in May and report directly to Chairman and CEO Al Kelly.
Based out of San Francisco, Gethers-Clark will drive a company-wide approach to inclusion and diversity, sustainability, and social impact with a focus on inclusive and equitable economic growth.
“Michelle has tremendous leadership experience closely aligning inclusion and diversity, social impact and philanthropic initiatives to business objectives and producing transformational results,” Kelly said in a press release. “We are very excited for Michelle to join our team and help us to continue to drive positive impact within Visa and around the world.”
Before taking on the task of managing Visa’s sustainability, diversity, and inclusion efforts, Gethers-Clark served as the President & CEO of the United Way of Greater Greensboro, North Carolina and spent more than 20 years at American Express. While at American Express, she led regional philanthropic and social impact initiatives among a host of other roles within the company’s internal audit, risk management and credit and collection operations.
“It is my honor to join the Visa team and lead our strategic inclusion and diversity, social impact and sustainability efforts globally,” said Gethers-Clark. “I bring to this role a passion for partnering with internal and external team members to continue bringing to life what this work can mean for our company, our customers and our communities around the world.”
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