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Timothy McClimon

Timothy McClimon

Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Timothy J. McClimon is a strategic nonprofit and social responsibility executive who aligns organizational interests with stakeholder needs to optimize shared value creation. In leadership roles at American Express, AT&T, Second Stage Theater, and Signature Theatre, he has created programs and strategies that strengthened these institutions and enhanced their reputations around the world. McClimon is recognized for collaborating with boards of directors, CEOs, and executive teams in complex settings to drive innovative solutions to pressing organizational and social issues. Throughout his career, he has served in 50+ board and committee roles at 30+ nonprofit organizations at national and local levels.

McClimon is the new Executive Director of Signature Theatre Company, with responsibilities including fundraising, marketing, financial management, production and facilities management, and human resources. 

From 2006 to 2021, McClimon was President of the American Express Foundation and Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at the American Express Company. In this position, he led all the company’s social responsibility, philanthropy, sustainability, and employee engagement programs globally. 

From 2003 to 2006, McClimon was Executive Director at Second Stage Theater, one of the largest nonprofit theater companies in New York City. From 1996 to 2003, McClimon directed the programmatic, operational, financial, and legal aspects of AT&T’s global philanthropy and corporate citizenship programs. 

McClimon earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from St. Cloud University and a Bachelor of Arts in English at Luther College.




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