Matt Cullina, Board Chair, is the Chief Executive Officer of CyberScout. He has more than 15 years of experience in insurance industry management, claims and product development. Cullina  as a nationally recognized as a champion on issues related to child identity theft, was recently recognized in Washington, D.C. by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) for his work in helping identity theft victims, and received a Communitas Award for his work in helping protect foster youth from identity theft. He is a frequent speaker on identity theft topics, and has participated in numerous industry conferences, including an FTC forum on child identity theft issues.


Paige L. Schaffer, Vice Chair, is President & COO of the Identity and Digital Protection Services Global Unit for Generali Global Assistance. Ms. Schaffer leads sales & marketing strategy and revenue growth initiatives, managing operations as well as global expansion. Schaffer began her tenure with Generali Global Assistance in 2007 and led North America Operations for both the emergent Travel Assistance business and the Medical Claims division, working with insurers, medical providers, and government contractors. Ms. Schaffer is a thought leader on identity theft protection, prevention and victimization, and frequently provides media commentary for insurance, financial, cyber, travel and employee benefits trade publications as well as industry analysts. Her passion for helping customers is demonstrated by the six Stevie awards for customer service that Generali Global Assistance has received under her leadership. In addition to serving on the board of the ITRC, Ms. Schaffer sits on the Boards of the University of Texas at Austin Center for Identity and SentinelMED, a medical transport company.


Matthew DonahueTreasurer, is the Director of Market Planning for the Tax and Revenue business unit at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.  His background is consulting for technology, security, privacy, and business strategy with experience in telecommunications, defense, and state government.  Mr. Donahue headed successful change management initiatives with federal and state government agencies and he takes great pride in being part of the team that started the ongoing Identity Theft program at the Department of Revenue in the State of Indiana.  He served his country as a communicator in the United States Army Special Operations. An Indiana native, Mr. Donahue earned both his MBA and bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.


Paul Bond is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, resident in its Philadelphia office.  Bond focuses his practice in the areas of data security, privacy and artificial intelligence. Paul helps clients make the best use of new technologies, including opportunities for automation, while identifying and managing the relevant risks.  He has helped defend clients from more than 75 putative class actions involving privacy and cybersecurity issues.  In addition, Bond teaches Privacy Law Essentials for Corporate Counsel at Rutgers Law School.


Mike Cook is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer and of XOR Data Exchange and has more than 25 years of experience building data sharing solutions for risk, operational efficiencies and compliance. In 2002, Cook co-founded ID Analytics, building it from concept stage into a high-growth, profitable company serving more than 280 enterprise clients, including five million consumers. He was also a member of the executive team which developed Consumer Credit Associates (now Innovis) into the “fourth national credit bureau” and he has held senior management roles with Experian, Early Warning Services and American Express.


Julie Fergerson, is the Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Ethoca and one of the industry’s foremost experts on internet payments fraud. Fergerson has 20 years of experience in the online payments and fraud management industry and holds patents for secure transaction order management processing and preventing fraudulent electronic transactions. She joined Ethoca in 2010 to help drive adoption of its collaborative ecommerce fraud prevention platform. Before joining Ethoca, Fergerson was Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Debix and Co-Founder and Vice President of Emerging Technologies at ClearCommerce. She is a co-founder and board member emeritus of the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) where she created and lead the Victim Assistance Program, a joint effort between the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance, the ITRC and Debix to provide notification and assistance to consumers whose identities have been compromised and found on crime servers by law enforcement. Fergerson contributes to industry journals, books, websites, and government publications; and speaks at such events as the International Association of Privacy Professionals, National Retail Federation, Electronic Transaction Association, Economic Crime Summit, Mastercard University, Merchant Risk Council, NACHA, NRF Loss Prevention and the National White Collar Crime Conference.

Biography of Susan Grant

Susan Grant is the Director of Consumer Protection with the Consumer Federation of America where she focuses on the issues of privacy, identity theft, telemarketing and other general consumer protection issues. Ms. Grant heads CFA’s Consumer Protection Institute, conducts CFA’s annual Consumer Complaint Survey, and is a recognized authority on combating consumer fraud and deception. Grant started her career in 1976 in the Consumer Protection Division of the Northwestern Massachusetts District Attorney’s Office and subsequently held positions at the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and National Consumers League before joining the CFA staff in 2008.

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Michele Johnson is Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at Synchrony. She is based in Washington, DC and represents Synchrony on Capitol Hill. Prior to joining Synchrony, Michele established her public advocacy career in financial services. Most recently, she represented credit unions for the Credit Union National Association. Earlier in her career, she served in the office of U.S. Senator Kent Conrad (D – ND) and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of North Dakota. Michele received her juris doctor and bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Dakota. She grew up on her family’s farm in eastern North Dakota and is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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James Lee is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Waratek, an Irish company that offers an application security solution that solves the most complex cybersecurity issues facing businesses today.  Lee also serves on Waratek’s Board of Directors as Company Secretary. A data protection and technology veteran, Lee served as Senior Vice President for Consumer & Public Affairs as well as Chief Marketing Officer for Atlanta-based data pioneer ChoicePoint. He also chaired two working groups for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on identity management and privacy. Prior to joining ChoicePoint, James served as a global public affairs and communication executive at International Paper Company (NYSE: IP). A life-long baseball fan (Let’s Go Nats!), an enthusiastic collector of pop culture and purveyor of useless facts, James lives in Washington, DC.


Stewart Roberts is the Vice President of Global Security for Qualcomm and manages the company’s brand protection and global security programs. Prior to Qualcomm, he was a Special Agent with the FBI for 27 years spending 20 years of his career in the San Diego Field Office where he specialized in White Collar Crime investigations. As a Supervisor in San Diego, he managed the Health Care Fraud Squad, the Applicant and Civil Rights Squad, and the Cyber Squad. He later served as a Unit Chief in the FBI’s Cyber Division where he was responsible for the national development of Cyber Task Forces and later investigative support for international cyber investigations. From 2009 to 2013, he served as the FBI’s Legal Attaché in Rome coordinating joint operations with Italian and Maltese authorities to counter cyber, national security, and criminal threats.


Robert Siciliano is the Chief Executive Officer of With more than 30 years of experience in this field, Siciliano’s media credentials include contributions to TIMEThe New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalUSA Today and Forbes, among others. He has appeared as a guest commentator on The Anderson Cooper ShowThe Today ShowCBS Early ShowGood Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Inside Edition, and Extra and has authored three books on the subject of identity theft.

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Jim Van Dyke is CEO of Futurion, with over 30 years of experience in business transformation related to digital identity, virtual commerce, payments security and financial services. Jim formerly founded and led the Javelin Strategy & Research team, and at Futurion he continues to help leaders achieve breakthroughs. At any given time, he could be leading the creation of a client’s long-term innovation plan, serving as an expert witness on a data breach case, advising an executive or board meeting, preparing for a keynote speaking engagement, or working hands-on with launch of a new technology innovation. Jim’s board experience includes the, Western Payments Alliance (of bankers and credit union executives), and a non-profit that works with local governments to encourage healthier transportation modes. Clients describe Jim as being unconfined to traditional approaches as he helps identify, assess, and implement transformative future plans.


Greg Young is the Sr. Director of PR/Content/Social/Internal Communications for Experian Consumer Services. In this role, he drives strategy around owned, earned and shared efforts, in addition to overseeing internal communications. Young works with his team to create integrated marketing campaigns that drive brand engagement and deliver on business KPIs. The team is responsible for internal communications, media relations, public affairs, crisis and reputation management, brand management, social engagement and content management for Experian’s consumer products.

Directors Emeritus

Ron Davis, Senior Director, Brand Protection, QUALCOMM Incorporated

Dr. Charles E. Nelson, Ph.D., Psychologist, Director of the Crime and Trauma Recovery Program, San Diego; Founder of Family Treatment Institute