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American Express Exec Joins XM’s Board

12/19/2006 09:08:00 AM Eastern

Washington, D.C. – Joan Lordi Amble, executive VP/comptroller of American Express, has joined the board of directors of XM Satellite Radio.

“We are very pleased to welcome Joan to the XM Board," said Gary Parsons, chairman of XM. “With her experience at American Express, GE, Ernst & Young, and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), she brings considerable financial expertise and insight to the board.”

As a senior executive at American Express, Ms. Amble is responsible for all controllership finance functions across the four major divisions of the company. Her accountabilities include oversight of all aspects of the company's global reporting, control, technical advisory and financial shared service center functions.

Prior to joining American Express, Ms. Amble served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of GE Capital Markets, a service business within GE Capital Services, Inc., overseeing securitizations, debt placements and syndication, as well as structured equity transactions for General Electric Company business.