Performing Arts Administration Faculty: Timothy McClimon

Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express Company. In this role, he directs all of the American Express Company’s global social responsibility, philanthropy, and employee engagement programs. 

Prior to joining American Express, Mr. McClimon was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre where he led one of the largest not-for-profit theaters in New York City. He also served as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation where he directed AT&T’s global philanthropy and corporate citizenship programs.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. McClimon joined AT&T from the New York law firm of Webster & Sheffield where he was a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law. Prior to that, he managed the Inter-Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. Mr. McClimon currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, and has been an adjunct professor at New York University since 1990, where he teaches two graduate level courses in arts administration and not-for-profit management.