Shiz Suzuki
Shiz Suzuki
Vice President, Global Brand Sponsorships and Experiential Marketing,
American Express
Shiz Suzuki is the Vice President of Global Brand Sponsorships & Experiential Marketing. In her role at American Express, she leads the company’s strategic brand partnerships and experiences globally across sports, music and entertainment; this includes spearheading innovative partnerships and impactful experiences globally, such as F1, NBA/WNBA, Wimbledon, US Open Golf & Tennis, AEG, Coachella, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Broadway, and music artist partnerships.

Since joining American Express in 2021, she has transformed the sponsorships portfolio, including leading the end-to-end deal of the F1 Americas partnership for American Express – the first new sports vertical for the company in over a decade. Shiz has also fostered greater connection amongst American Express’ global markets; she developed an International Sponsorships Center of Excellence to ensure the brand was maximizing sponsorships investments and delivering unique benefits for Card Members across the globe.

In addition, Shiz has evolved the company’s global music and artist partnership strategy; she has created one-of-a-kind music experiences and content that bring Card Members closer to their favorite artists like Olivia Rodrigo, BLACKPINK, Jack Harlow, Kacey Musgraves, and Harry Styles through artist co-creation of immersive activations, unique events and exclusive merchandise.

Prior to American Express, Shiz had a 14-year career at AT&T. Her experiences ranged from leading product marketing to transforming AT&T’s brand sponsorships and experiential marketing across sports and entertainment. As part of this transformation, Shiz guided the company into a sponsorship with the NBA/WNBA, as well as the fast-growing esports and gaming industry, and helped launch DE&I engagement platforms, like AT&T’s She’s Connected and AT&T Unlocked Games.

With 20+ years of experience in brand management, marketing and business operations, Shiz has received numerous accolades including recognition by Variety 2023 Women’s Impact Award, Billboard 2023 Women in Music Executive List, Crain’s New York Business: Notable Women in Sports 2022, Sports Business Journal Game Changer in 2020, Cynopsis Top Women in Sports for 2019, 2019 Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Women of the Year in Technology, and an Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award in 2019.

Shiz holds a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Peter.