Diversity reboot

Alan Fitts
Alan Fitts
Summit Speaker

Vice President and Chief of Staff for the Corporate Affairs at American Express

Alan Fitts is the Vice President and Chief of Staff for the Corporate Affairs & CommunicationsDepartment (CA&C) , and member of the CA&C Senior Leadership Team. In this capacity, Alanplays an integral role in driving the success of a wide range of initiatives across CA&C globallyoverseeing CA&C strategy and key deliverables; manage finance, compliance, and third-party
lifecycle processes for the department; and runs day-to-day administration of the CA&CExecutive Office.Alan has an impressive background with experience in public affairs and chief of staff roles inboth the private and public sectors. He joins American Express from JPMorgan & Chase, wherehe was the Executive Director of International Government Relations and Executive Secretaryof the JPMorgan International Council, a global advisory board composed of former politicalleaders and major clients that provides strategic advice on international strategy. Alanpreviously held several senior roles in the Obama Administration, most recently as SeniorAdvisor and Chief of Staff to the United States Ambassador to France and Monaco. He alsoserved as White House Liaison to the Department of State, and Trip Director and TravelingChief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. Alan began his career in finance working in theInvestment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in the London, Paris and New York offices.Alan received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studiesfrom Williams College. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Brendan, and their goldenretriever, Georgie. In his free time, you can find Alan reading a good spy novel, on the skislopes or logging a Peloton ride.