LOS ANGELES, USA // Shiz Suzuki is the Vice President, Global Experiential Marketing & Partnerships at American Express leading the company’s strategic brand partnerships and experiences across sports, music and entertainment.
Prior to American Express, Shiz oversaw AT&T’s brand sponsorships and experiential marketing, where she was recognized across the industry for overseeing partnerships across sports and entertainment and guiding the company into the fast-growing esports and gaming industry. Masterful in elevating AT&T’s sponsorships “beyond the logo” with brand-defining experiences with partners like the NBA/WNBA, Tribeca Film Festival, 100 Thieves, MLS and the Dallas Cowboys, she also helped launch D&I engagement platforms like She’s Connected and AT&T Unlocked Games. The team’s success was recognized by industry awards, including a 2021 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Digital Innovation.
During her time at AT&T, Shiz also held a wide range of leadership roles across the company—from launching the company’s first web-based cloud product and designing offers for AT&T’s largest corporate clients, to serving as Chief of Staff to AT&T’s SVP of Brand, Advertising, Media and Sponsorships and supporting their Chairman and CEO in corporate communications and events.
With over 14 years of experience in brand management, marketing and business operations, Shiz has received numerous accolades including recognition by the Sports Business Journal as a Game Changer in 2020, Cynopsis Top Women in Sports for 2019, 2019 Stevie® Award for Women in Business as one of the Most Innovative Women of the Year in Technology, and an Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award in 2019 from the Asian American Business Development Center. She is active in the industry and holds a number of leadership roles including Juror on the 2021 Clio Sports Awards.
Shiz holds a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband Peter, and rescue dog, Bella.