LOUISE M. PARENT
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
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 company’s Operating Committee, Global Management Team and Enterprise Risk Management Committees. She is a director of American Express Travel Related Service Company, Inc, the company’s principal operating subsidiary, and American Express Centurion Bank, a U.S. banking subsidiary with assets exceeding $30 billion.
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. She is a graduate of Smith College and received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
Ms. Parent serves as a trustee and head of the Nominating Committee of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an internationally recognized scientific research laboratory, and is a director of the Calvary Fund of Calvary Hospital in New York and Zoetis, a publicly traded company spun-off by Pfizer in 2013. She is also on the advisory board of the Studio in a School. Previously, she has been a trustee of Smith College where she was also Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Presidential Search Committee. She also served on the Board of the YWCA of New York, A Better Chance, and the Cooke Center for Learning and Development. In addition, Ms. Parent is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York.
She and her husband John Casaly reside in New York City.