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2015 Women in payments®
distinguished payments professional award recipient
Ellen
Richey
Vice Chairman
Risk and Public Policy, Visa Inc.
Ellen Richey is Vice-Chairman, Risk and Public Policy at Visa, the global payments technology company. She is an industry leader widely known for making security a strategic priority for corporations. In that role, she has delivered testimony to Congress and has been sought out as an expert commentator on cybersecurity for CNBC, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal

Ellen has had a diverse and far-reaching payments career over a number of years following her graduation from Stanford Law School, including serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell and as a partner in a San Francisco law firm. She then moved to the private sector with responsibility for enterprise risk management at Providian Financial followed by Washington Mutual. Ellen joined Visa in 2007. She is responsible for public policy as well as Visa’s compliance, audit and risk teams, including payment system, settlement and enterprise risk.

WHY THE AWARDS COMMITTEE SELECTED HER NOMINATION


Ellen was the unanimous choice of the nominating committee for this Award. The supporting letters from her Visa and industry colleagues stressed her outstanding work overseeing the security of the world’s largest payments network. But as importantly, Ellen shares her knowledge through Congressional testimony, industry events and is sought out as a cybersecurity expert by the media. She also takes the time to mentor other women and is active in the Girl Scouts of America. .

With this commitment to payments risk innovation and the industry, the judges were in full agreement to present the Women in Payments Leadership Award to Ellen Richey, Visa’s Vice Chairman for Risk and Public Policy.
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