Marisa Grimes leads inclusion and diversity efforts for Mastercard’s North America business. She is responsible for aligning the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives with the region’s business strategy to ensure employees from all backgrounds feel valued, respected, and have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential.
Prior to this role, Marisa spent six years as part of Mastercard’s Global Communications team. During this time she spearheaded communications initiatives for a variety of business areas, including data and services, digital payments, and the Center for Inclusive Growth, which works to advance social and economic inclusion around the world.
Marisa joined Mastercard from media and measurement company Nielsen. She also held previous public relations roles at media companies including TV Guide and Discovery Communications.
Marisa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. She writes frequently about the need for better access to quality education, particularly for children of color, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Northeast STEM Starter Academy.
Marisa lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two sons.