Mark Meissner

SVP, Education & Engagement, PCI Security Standards Council

Mr. Meissner leads PCI SSC’s global education and engagement efforts. In this role, Mr. Meissner works to develop education and engagement strategies that promote the PCI Security Standards and the priority initiatives of the Council globally and with a wide range of stakeholders. He leads a team that engages payment industry stakeholders to improve payment security globally by facilitating industry awareness, education, knowledge sharing and participation.

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 he 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, Mr. Meissner was the Founder and President of MJM Strategies, a strategic communications consulting firm.

Mr. 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. He 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”.

Mr. 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. He holds a Master’s Degree from The American University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University.

Mark Meissner's Events

Making the Payments Industry Stronger – A Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, September 14

Moderated by: Mark Meissner, SVP, Education & Engagement, PCI Security Standards Council

Panelists: Fernando Bucelli, Security Specialist, Cielo; John Elliot, Security Advisor, Jscrambler; Wenlock Free, Regional VP, North America, PCI Security Standards Council and Timothy Thomas, PCIP, Senior Product Manager, Bank of America N.A.

There are so many ways to engage with the PCI SSC. In this panel discussion, you will hear from PCI SSC Board of Advisors and Principal Participating Organization members about the various ways they have engaged with the PCI SSC and how payment stakeholders can have a voice in the development of standards and programs. You will also want to hear about the new benefits associated with being active with the PCI SSC and then make your plan to get more involved.