Thomas Schick

CNAS Board of Advisor

Executive In Residence, New York University

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Thomas Schick is a Senior Business Executive with more than 30 years of corporate management experience. Throughout his career, Mr. Schick has also devoted considerable time to humanitarian and philanthropic pursuits both in the United States and abroad. He is an accomplished speaker and advocate, and has guest lectured at leading US, European and Japanese universities on the subjects of corporate social responsibility, corporate political engagement and reputation management.

Currently, Mr. Schick is Executive in Residence at the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business. He also serves as an Overseer and former Co-Chairman of the Board of the International Rescue Committee, one of the world's leading humanitarian organizations, providing refugee relief and relocation services and operating in 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

From 1993 to 2014, Mr. Schick served as Executive Vice President for Corporate & External Affairs at American Express Company, and was responsible for the Company's global communications, government relations and corporate social responsibility activities. During this period Mr. Schick was a member of the company's Operating Committee and Global Management Team.

Mr. Schick came to this role from Shearson Lehman Brothers, then American Express' investment banking and brokerage subsidiary, where he was Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs for ten years.

Prior to joining the American Express family of companies, Mr. Schick served as Associate Dean for External Relations at the NYU Stern School. He was with NYU for ten years, from 1973-1983, as an administrator and a member of the management faculty, and holds a PhD in Public Administration from the University.

Mr. Schick is the author of The New York State Constitutional Convention of 1915. He and his wife Sharon live in Brooklyn, New York and have three adult children.

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