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Supporting children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976

2021 Thanksgiving Ball Gala Honorees

Tina and Steve Squeri

Tina Squeri has been a dedicated Valerie Fund volunteer for more than 15 years; helping to further the organization's mission of providing individualized care to children at medical centers close to home. Throughout her tenure, she has served as an Executive Committee member of the American Express Charity Golf Tournament, was Chair of the Design Committee for Grace's House and has supported fundraising efforts for the annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala.

Originally from New York, Tina has served her local community for years, volunteering with multiple nonprofit organizations, including Junior Achievement, Project Sunshine and Harlem Children's Zone.

Prior to her work with The Valerie Fund, Tina spent 20 years in the financial services industry, most recently at American Express, where she held various administrative and project coordinator roles. Additionally, Tina spent five years at Bank of New York, where she was a cash management administrator.

Steve Squeri is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express and was named to this role in 2018. Steve has built a culture focused on backing customers, colleagues and communities and has evolved the company's operating model through an enterprise-wide strategy focused on delivering sustainable, long-term growth. He has also spearheaded the development of the company's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework and established the Office of Enterprise Inclusion, Diversity and Business Engagement.
Steve joined American Express in 1985 as a manager in the Travellers Cheque Group and worked in a variety of senior roles across the company prior to becoming Chairman and CEO. Before American Express, he spent four years as a management consultant at Arthur Andersen.
A native of Astoria, New York, Steve is deeply committed to giving back to the community. He currently serves on The Board of Trustees for The Valerie Fund, where he has hosted The American Express Golf Tournament the past 15 years and supported the Thanksgiving Ball Gala. Steve also sits on the Board of Trustees of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as the boards of both his alma maters, Manhattan College, where he received his MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees, and Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School.

Tina and Steve live in Westfield, New Jersey and together they have four daughters.

Steve and Tina have continued to show their leadership in good times and bad. The example of generosity and service they set is an inspiration to all of us lucky enough to know them.

- Alan & Christine Gallo


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