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Advisors

The MAC Board and Committees rely on the valuable insight, advice, and contributions of a talented group of industry leaders who augment MAC's ability to lead the organization and maintain high-quality programs.

MAC currently has three types of advisors:

  • Advisors representing major payment networks and standards organizations.
  • Board-appointed advisors
  • President-appointed advisors 

MAC also has an active group of past presidents who continue to contribute to MAC and comprise the Past Presidents Special Interest Group (SIG).

Advisors - Payment Networks & Standards

MAC and its members benefit from the participation of partners representing the payment networks, card brands and standards organizations as board advisors. These advisors are selected by their respective organizations.
Scott Arndt
Scott Arndt
Director, Processor Relations American Express
Advisor
Carrie Back
Carrie Back
Sr Associate Discover Financial Services
Advisor
Jordan Bennett
Jordan Bennett
Senior Director, Network Risk Nacha
Advisor
Jeanette A Fox
Jeanette A Fox
Sr. Dir., Risk Investigations Nacha
Advisor
J.J. Kieley
J.J. Kieley
Vice President American Express
Advisor
Troy Leach
Troy Leach
CTO PCI SSC
Advisor
David H Press
David H Press
Director - Franchise Management Program Mastercard
Advisor
Elizabeth Scofield
Elizabeth Scofield
Program Manager - Global Brand Visa
Advisor
Jonathan Trivelas
Jonathan Trivelas
Director, Customer Compliance Mastercard
Advisor

Advisors - Board Appointed

The MAC Board of Directors annually appoints up to four individuals to serve on the board in an advisory capacity. These individuals often chair current MAC committees and/or provide particular expertise or perspective currently sought by the board.
Christian Chmiel
Christian Chmiel
CEO Web Shield Ltd
Advisor
Kevin Lambrix
Kevin Lambrix
SVP, Merchant Acquiring Risk Leader KeyBank
Advisor
Alexis S Lichterman
Alexis S Lichterman
Founder Salus Payments
Advisor
Jennifer Maddux
Jennifer Maddux
Technical Compliance Manager Intuit Inc.
Advisor

Advisors - Presidential

Each MAC President selects up to three individuals as advisors. These individuals may advise the President directly or the Board more broadly, and may also serve as Committee Chairs.
Elaine Jamer
Elaine Jamer
SVP, Head of Sponsor Oversight Citizens Bank
Presidential Advisor
Tim Miller
Tim Miller
Senior Vice President - Risk Elavon
Presidential Advisor
Julie Schwartz
Julie Schwartz
Director WorldPay US, Inc.
Presidential Advisor

Past Presidents

MAC's Past Presidents may engage in MAC in an advisory capacity at the Board or Committee level. As part of its ongoing succession planning process, MAC established a Past President Special Interest Group to facilitate opportunities to engage and connect these leaders to current MAC governance.
Jeffry A Beene
Jeffry A Beene
SVP Global Merchant Risk Paysafe
President 1997 - 2003
Deana Rich
Deana Rich
Co-CEO and Co-Founder Infinicept
President 2007 - 2011
Richard Parrott
Richard Parrott
Vice President of Risk and Compliance Talus Payments
President 2011 - 2015
Georgia E Stavrakis
Georgia E Stavrakis
SVP/Head of Compliance Wells Fargo
President 2015 - 2020

Last Updated April 26, 2021