American Express Company Tuesday announced that Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., 40, has been named President of the Consumer Card Services Group, effective November 1.
In his new role, Mr. Kelly will head American Express’ consumer card business in the United States. He will also be responsible for the company’s Customer Servicing and Risk Management support for the U.S. card business.
In addition, Mr. Kelly will become a member of the American Express Planning & Policy Committee, and will report to Kenneth I. Chenault, President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kelly succeeds Phillip Riese, who is leaving American Express to become Chief Executive Officer of OptiMark Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Kelly was formerly Executive Vice President and General Manager of U.S. consumer card marketing. He joined American Express in 1987, and has held a number of key leadership positions within the consumer card organization. In those roles he has successfully led efforts to launch new products, expand rewards programs, reduce customer attrition, build credit card receivables and increase market share.
In announcing Mr. Kelly’s promotion, Mr. Chenault said, “Al’s broad knowledge of our card business, along with his exceptional leadership abilities, make him superbly qualified to take on his new responsibilities.”
Prior to joining American Express, Mr. Kelly was Manager of Information Systems at the White House, where he led data processing functions for eight of the 11 agencies that comprise the Executive Office of the President. He also held a series of positions in information systems and strategic and financial planning at PepsiCo.
Mr. Kelly is a chairman of the Wall Street Charity Golf Classic, which is one of the most successful fund-raisers benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Iona College.
Mr. Kelly received his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, where he was an adjunct assistant professor from 1980- 1985. He lives with his wife and four children in New Rochelle.Details