PCI Security Standards Council®

Leadership

Day-to-day management of the Council activities is led by a five-member Leadership Team, which reports to the Council’s Executive Committee.

PCI SSC Leadership Team

Lance Johnson
Executive Director

Mr. Johnson is responsible for driving and implementing the Council’s strategic direction. He is a veteran in payments risk management with nearing 4 decades experience in financial services and FinTech’s. Before joining the Council, he was COO at Sequent Software, Inc. where he led corporate administration, operations and security. Prior to Sequent, Johnson spent more than twenty years at Visa Inc., as a senior leader directing efforts in global risk management and security, fraud control, and payment data and device security. Additionally, Mr. Johnson was instrumental in establishing the PCI SSC and as Visa’s representative, sat on its Executive Committee for the first 5 years. An expert in payment security, Mr. Johnson holds several patents, served in the U.S. Navy, and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Central Florida.

Troy Leach
SVP, Engagement Officer

Troy Leach is SVP, Engagement Officer for Market Intelligence and Stakeholder Engagement at the PCI Security Standards Council. In his role, Mr. Leach partners with industry leaders to identify stakeholder needs and develop comprehensive strategies to secure payment data and the supporting infrastructure. This includes coordination of information sharing and communication with PCI members as well as awareness and education of PCI initiatives.

In his career at the PCI Council, Mr. Leach helped launch initiatives such as ASV Scanning, Assessor Training, Quality Management, Acquirer Forums and the Technical Advisory Board. He also held the position of Chief Technology Officer overseeing the standards development practice for many years.

Prior to joining the PCI Council, Mr. Leach held various data security and business roles in technology, financial services and hospitality. Mr. Leach holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications & Network Management as well as a graduate degree in Information Security Management from Syracuse University.

Emma Sutcliffe
SVP, Standards Officer

Emma Sutcliffe is the SVP, Standards Officer for the PCI Security Standards Council. In her role, Ms. Sutcliffe oversees the development of the PCI security standards. She is also the chair of PCI SSC’s Technical Working Group (TWG), where she works closely with the Payment Brands and Affiliate members to develop standards, supporting documentation and guidance papers. Ms. Sutcliffe has over 15 years’ information security experience and is a current CISSP, CISM, and CISA.

Jeremy King
VP, Regional Head for Europe

Jeremy King leads the Council’s efforts in increasing adoption and awareness of the PCI security standards internationally. In this role, Mr. King works closely with the Council and representatives of its policy-setting executive committee from American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, UnionPay and Visa, Inc. His chief responsibilities include gathering feedback from the merchant and vendor community, coordinating research and analysis of PCI SSC managed standards through European markets, driving education efforts and Council membership recruitment through active involvement in local and regional events, industry conferences, and meetings with key stakeholders. He also serves as a resource for Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Internal Security Assessors (ISAs), PCI Forensic Investigators (PFIs), and related staff in supporting regional training, certification, and testing programs.

Mark Meissner
VP, Global Head of Public Relations

Mr. Meissner leads the Council’s public relations efforts. In this role, Mr. Meissner works closely with the Council’s leadership team to develop communications strategies that promote the PCI Security Standards and the priority initiatives of the Council globally and with a wide range of stakeholders. Mr. Meissner brings more than two decades of experience in helping Fortune 500 companies, elected officials, trade associations and high profile individuals navigate a myriad of communications challenges in the global marketplace. Over the years Mark has worked with many high-profile clients in engaging with major news organizations such as USA Today, The Washington Post, 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The Times of London.

Before joining the PCI Security Standards Council, Meissner was the Founder and President of MJM Strategies, a strategic communications consulting firm.

Meissner began his career in the world of politics. He honed his political skills working on the staffs of two fellow Hoosiers– U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) and U.S. Representative Tim Roemer (D-IN). Meissner served as Campaign Manager for Representative Roemer’s successful 1994 re-election campaign. Mark was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2002, finishing second among a crowded field of five better known candidates for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District. His underdog campaign was hailed by the media as “relentless” and “impressive”.

Meissner teaches as an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) where he has served on the faculty for more than a decade. Meissner holds a Master’s Degree from The American University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University.

PCI SSC Executive Committee

The PCI Security Standards Council is led by a policy-setting Executive Committee, composed of representatives from the Founding Members and Strategic Members.

Robin Trickel
American Express

Robin Trickel is VP, Industry Engagement, Data Standards, and Policy for the American Express Global Network. Ms. Trickel leads a team of professionals who create and evolve payment standards, develop technical specifications, and policy (operating rules) for American Express’ network business. She oversees American Express’ relationship with important industry organizations including PCI Security Standards Council, EMVCo, ISO, W3C, and U.S. Payments Forum. Ms. Trickel represents American Express on the Executive Committee of both PCI Security Standards Council and EMVCo.

Ed O'Neill
Discover

Ed O’Neill is currently Director of Payments Protection and Risk Management for Discover where he leads the emerging payments protection, data security compliance, data compromise investigation, business risk and internal controls and regulatory reporting and risk management functions.

Ed has over 15 years of financial services and risk management experience and has held various positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Discover and PULSE. Prior to re-joining Discover in July 2018, Ed was most recently Vice President of Secure Payments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where he helped lead the development and implementation of the Federal Reserve’s payment security strategy to reduce fraud risk and advance the safety, security and resiliency of the U.S. payment system.

Ed holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from Loyola University of Chicago and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Ed represents Discover on the PCI Security Standards Council, LLC as a member of the Executive Committee.

Lib de Veyra
JCB International

Lib de Veyra is responsible for JCB's global security risk management, which includes its security compliance programs, network fraud and response management to account data compromises. Mr. de Veyra is also a contributor to the PCI Security Standards Council in the development of security standards and programs serving in the Executive Committee, Management Committee and several technical and operational working groups.

Mr. de Veyra has more than 27 years of experience in the payment card industry, in various roles and disciplines including security, risk, compliance, card issuance, acquiring, finance and business planning. Mr. de Veyra holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Bruce Rutherford
Mastercard

Bruce Rutherford is Senior Vice President, Security Standards & Solutions at Mastercard. He is responsible for the evolution and deployment of industry terminal and security standards including the PCI Standards, Mastercard’s EMV development and deployment teams, tokenization specification development, security R&D and evaluations through the Mastercard DigiSec Lab, and product management and related operations for Holograms. Mr. Rutherford represents Mastercard on the executive committee and management committee of the PCI Security Standards Council and also represents Mastercard on the executive committee and tokenization working group of EMVCo.

Meng (Chris) Ren
UnionPay

Meng (Chris) Ren is Manager, International Standards and Innovations at UnionPay. He is assisting in UnionPay’s drive in technology and specifications development and is engaged in new technology initiatives. His team is responsible for UnionPay’s engagements to various international standard development organizations. Chris is also serving in several PCI SSC working groups. In addition, he is also representing UnionPay on EMVCo Board of Managers.

Chris has worked in the payments industry for around 10 years. Throughout his career, Chris was closely involved in various chip and mobile payment technologies. Chris holds a BS in Computer Software System from the University of Washington.

Diana Greenhaw (Chairperson)
Visa Inc.

Diana Greenhaw is Vice President, Global Payment System Risk and has been with Visa since 2006, She currently manages Global Ecosystem Data Security. The team is responsible for setting policy and managing programs to ensure external stakeholders maintain the security of the payments ecosystem. Additionally, she maintains responsibilities for expanding compliance with Payment Card Industry security standards and promoting the use of secure acceptance solutions.

Diana has more than 20 years of experience within various segments of the payment card industry and in management of compliance, data security, and risk mitigation initiatives. Diana also serves as a Visa representative on the PCI Security Standards Council and speaks frequently before industry and trade groups to promote global payment system security.

Prior to joining Visa, Diana was with Chase Paymentech and Fifth Third Bank, focused on client services and compliance management, respectively. Diana received a BA in Public Relations from Texas State University.

PCI SSC Board of Advisors

The PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors is composed of representatives of Participating Organizations. This cross-industry group is chartered to ensure that all voices are heard in the ongoing development of PCI Security Standards, with representation from across the payment chain -- merchants, financial institutions, processors and more -- as well as from around the world.

The 2021-2022 Board Members are listed below and may be contacted at boa@pcisecuritystandards.org

Sandro Bucchianeri

Marie-Christine Vittet

Mike Wadsworth

Peter Stone

Andy White

James Vale

Kathleen Patentreger

Glauco Luiz Cardoso Sampaio

Matt Fearin

Josh Knopp

Rodney Farmer

Pierre Chassigneux

Gert Huizinga

Louis Vale

Stacy Hughes

Zeal Somani

Steven Bowles

Michael Johnson

Nancy Zayed

Ashok Misra

Viswanath Krishnamurthy

Jason Hansen

Edward Mao

Angel Grant

Tomás Perlines

Todd Aument

Mike Dahn

Richard Agostino

Dave Faoro

Mike Cook

Tracey Long

Various Headshots taken by David Shopper Photography

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