Proud to be Appointed to the Party City Board of Directors - Sarah Dodds-Brown

Talking Trends
2 min readAug 27, 2021
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I am pleased to share that I have been elected to Party City’s Board of Directors as an independent director and member of the Audit Committee.

The Chairman of the Party City Board, Norman Matthews, commented on my new role:

“We are pleased to add another highly accomplished executive to our Board. Sarah brings to Party City extensive expertise in the regulatory, legal and consumer merchant spaces as well as significant experience activating cultural engagement and promoting diversity and inclusion across global organizations. We are excited about the many contributions we anticipate Sarah will make to the Party City Board.”

Additional background information provided by Party City:

“Sarah Dodds-Brown has served in a variety of leadership positions in the General Counsel’s Organization at American Express, including currently as Executive Vice President and Managing Counsel for the Business Legal Group. In this role, Ms. Dodds-Brown serves as a strategic business partner overseeing the legal and regulatory guidance for the company’s U.S. consumer, commercial, merchant and network services businesses. For several years, Ms. Dodds-Brown also led the global privacy law center of excellence at American Express and helped develop the company’s principle-based approach to privacy and data governance. Ms. Dodds-Brown currently serves as an Adviser on an American Law Institute project focused on developing principles for a data economy. Previously, Ms. Dodds-Brown worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in the firm’s M&A and private equity practices.

“Ms. Dodds-Brown received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1998 and her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 1995.

“Ms. Dodds-Brown is active with educational and civic organizations, including Duke University, Rye Country Day School, the City of New Rochelle Planning Board and DirectWomen.”

Sarah Dodds-Brown is a legal strategist who uses her field of expertise to influence business. She strives to thoughtfully challenge status quo thinking and widen the pipeline of professional talent to include more diverse and underrepresented candidates. Currently, she works as the Executive Vice President & Managing Counsel for Global Enterprise Services & U.S. Market at American Express.



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