Louise M. Parent is executive vice president and general counsel of American Express Company, a position she assumed in May 1993. Ms. Parent is a member of the American Express Global Management Team.
Ms. Parent joined American Express in 1977. In 1989, she was named General Counsel of First Data Corporation, the former information services subsidiary of American Express. She became Deputy General Counsel of American Express in 1992.
She began her career in 1975 at the New York law firm of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine.
Ms. Parent serves as a trustee of Smith College and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. She is also a director of A Better Chance Inc. and the Cooke Center for Learning and Development. In addition, Ms. Parent is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Advisory Board of The Studio in a School, and the Board of Advisors of Catalyst.