American Express names Jeffrey Campbell as executive VP, CFO

american expressAmerican Express announced last week the appointment of McKesson Corp. CFO Jeffrey C. Campbell to replace Daniel T. Henry as the company’s new executive vice president and CFO.

“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,” Campbell said.

Campbell will lead American Express’ finance group and represent the company to lenders, investors and ratings firms. He will also serve as a member of the company’s operating committee.

Before joining American Express, he served as the CFO and executive vice president of McKesson Corp., the largest healthcare services firm in the U.S. Prior to joining McKesson in 2003, Campbell served as CFO of AMR Corp. and American Airlines, its subsidiary.

“Jeff is among the most respected leaders in finance, with deep experience as the CFO of large organizations in complex industries,” American Express Chairman and CEO Kenneth I. Chenault said. “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.”

Campbell began his career as a certified public accountant and management consultant, working at Deloitte, Haskins and Sells as a CPA before joining AMR. He serves on the board of directors at Hexcel Corp. and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. He has a degree in economics from Stanford University and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

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