Mikeisha Anderson Jones
Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity
Mikeisha Anderson Jones, Esq. is a Vice President of Global Inclusion and Diversity at American Express. In this role within the company’s Colleague Experience Group (CEG – f/k/a Human Resources), she develops strategies around attracting, pipelining, and engaging underrepresented (BIPOC) senior leaders globally. Specifically, Mikeisha advises both business leaders and colleagues in Talent, Recruitment, and Learning and Development on sustainable ways to increase representation across executive and experienced roles. She provides thought leadership and provides safe spaces to discuss authenticity and brand, allyship and advocacy, inclusion, belonging, and unconscious bias.
Mikeisha pivoted into CEG after a career in law and business. At American Express, she was Vice President of Global Contracts, Legal, and Proposal Strategy along with co-leading the Talent pillar for GCS diversity initiatives, co-creating the Black Engagement Network’s first mid-level leadership forum, and steering various colleague engagement efforts. In 2016, Mikeisha won President’s Club for her leadership and in 2019, she was selected as one of Face to Face Africa’s 30 Black Stars.
Prior to American Express, Mikeisha practiced law in pharmaceutical/life sciences as Senior, Assistant General, and Associate General Counsel at Catalent Pharma Solutions (formerly part of Cardinal Health). There, she also won President’s Club and was the first attorney to ever receive the award. Mikeisha earlier practiced law with Reed Smith, LLP and Lowenstein Sandler, PC.
She is on the Board of Directors for the National Diversity Council, the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, and volunteers for her beloved Smith College, Rutgers Law School, Impact 100 NJ, and other organizations. Mikeisha lives in New Jersey with her family and is a proud “Yardie” who loves to travel. She is a frequent public speaker and connects people, passion, and purpose.