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International Director, PCI Security Standards Council
Mr. 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’s General Manager 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 all international markets, and 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.
Chief Operating Officer, PCI Security Standards Council
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, assessor quality management and training, 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.
CISSP, CISA, Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council
Mr. Leach partners with Council representatives, Participating Organizations and industry leaders to develop comprehensive standards and strategies to secure payment card data and its supporting infrastructure.
He is a subject matter expert on payment security and has testified on several occasions before various House and Senate Congressional committees. Mr. Leach also provides guidance and security expertise to a multitude of U.S. and international government entities as well as law enforcement. Mr. Leach serves on several advisory boards such as ANSI X9, Merchant Acquirer Committee and contributes to online communities such as BankInfoSecurity and CSO Online. Mr. Leach is often quoted in cybersecurity news stories and has been quoted by news organizations including the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
VP, Public Relations, PCI Security Standards Council
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, 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. He 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). He served as Campaign Manager for Representative Roemer’s successful 1994 re-election campaign. Mr. Meissner 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.
Senior Director, Data Security Standards, PCI Security Standards Council
With over 15 years of information security experience, Ms. Sutcliffe oversees a number of PCI Standards, including the PCI DSS and PA-DSS. She chairs PCI SSC’s Technical Working Group (TWG) and the Tokenization Working Group, where she works closely with the Payment Brands and Affiliate members to develop standards, supporting documentation, and guidance papers.