PCI Security Standards Council®


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

PCI SSC Senior 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.

Mauro Lance
SVP, Operating Officer

Mr. Lance is responsible for the day to day operations, business strategy, investments and growth of the Council. He leads the creation and implementation of programs and world-class processes for certification and assessor quality management, critical to the Council’s mission of increasing payment card security globally through adoption of the PCI Security Standards.

Most recently, Mr. Lance held leadership positions at the MIT Media Lab and the World Wide Web Consortium, and was a founding director of the Web Foundation. He is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso. Mr. Lance has lived and worked in Chile, China, France, and the United States.

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, 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.

Gill Woodcock
VP, Global Head of Programs

Gill Woodcock is VP, Global Head of Programs for the PCI Security Standards Council. Her role encompasses operational management of the Council’s existing programs (including QSA, PA-QSA, ISA, ASV, PFI, PCIP and QIR) as well as developing new certifications programs. Ms. Woodcock works closely with the Standards Development, Training and Assessor Quality Management teams within the Council. Ms. Woodcock has been with PCI SSC since February 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in payment cards and information security.

PCI SSC Executive Committee

Robin Trickel
American Express

Robin Trickel is Vice President, Industry Engagement, Regulation, Marketing, & Global Network Policy for the American Express Global Network. Ms. Trickel leads a team of professionals who create and maintain payment standards, manage regulatory impacts, support marketing and develop policy (operating rules) for American Express’ network business. She leads American Express’ relationships with important industry organizations, including U.S. Payments Forum, EMVCo, PCI Security Standards Council and W3C.

Ms. Trickel joined American Express in 2014 from Heartland Payment Systems, where she led the Product Compliance division. Ms. Trickel has almost 20 years of payment industry experience, holds a BBA in Accounting from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Ed O'Neill

Ed O’Neill is currently Director of Payments Security for Discover where he leads the emerging payments protection, data security compliance, data compromise investigation and fraud prevention programs.

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

Mr. de Veyra is responsible for JCB's global fraud 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 23 years of experience in the payment card industry, in various roles and disciplines including security, risk, compliance, card issuance, merchant acquiring, finance and business planning. Mr. de Veyra holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Bruce Rutherford (Chairperson)

Bruce Rutherford is Senior Vice President, Security Standards & Solutions at Mastercard. He is responsible for the evolution and deployment of industry terminal and data security standards including the PCI Standards, tokenization and encryption, card manufacturer security evaluation, security R&D and evaluations through the Mastercard DigiSec Lab, and product management and related operations for Holograms. In addition, he oversees the fraud intelligence, analytics and reporting function for Mastercard. Mr. Rutherford represents Mastercard on the executive committee of the PCI Security Standards Council and also represents Mastercard on the executive committee and tokenization working group of EMVCo. He is also a member of the board of directors of Brighterion, Inc., a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence technology software firm whose products are integrated with MasterCard risk product offerings.

Mr. Rutherford's extensive experience in product management and the development and evolution of industry security standards gives him unique insight into the challenges and opportunities of deploying emerging technologies to help Mastercard customers and merchants reduce their exposure to fraud and other financial risks.

Mr. Rutherford joined MasterCard in 1997 and has had previous roles within the Mastercard Advanced Technology and Payment System Integrity organizations where he managed internet and data security initiatives. His prior experience includes senior management responsibilities associated with the product management and service development of voice telephony initiatives for major telecommunications carriers including AT&T and MCI.

Mr. Rutherford is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree.

Diana Greenhaw
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 2019-2020 Board Members are listed below and may be contacted at boa@pcisecuritystandards.org

Sandro Bucchianeri

Marie-Christine Vittet

Mike Wadsworth

Andy White

James Vale

Kathleen Patentreger

Glauco Luiz Cardoso Sampaio

Matt Fearin

Jodie Kelley

Josh Knopp

Rodney Farmer

Pierre Chassigneux

Gert Huizinga

Louis Vale

Stacy Hughes

Steven Bowles

Michael Johnson

Rama Shunn

Mathan Babu Kasilingam

Sam Gabbai

Angel Grant

Ji Xuan

Todd Aument

Andy Kirkland

Richard Agostino

Amanda Andrews

Dave Faoro

Mike Cook

Tracey Long

Various Headshots taken by David Shopper Photography

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