EVA VELASQUEZ  is the President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity and cybercrimes. Velasquez previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and spent 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. She is the author of numerous whitepapers, articles and research papers including a memoir: The Monster Inside, Architecting a Life of Resilience after Sexual Abuse.  She is recognized as a nationwide expert on identity crimes and is a recipient of the following awards: the National Crime Victim Service Award from the Department of Justice and OVC, the National Consumer League’s Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award, The Stevie® Award for Women in Business internationally and the San Diego Business Journal 2016 Women Who Mean Business Award.

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JAMES E. LEE is the Chief Operating Officer of the ITRC. A data protection and technology veteran, James is the former EVP & Company Secretary of Irish application security company Waratek and former SVP & Chief Marketing Officer for Atlanta-based data pioneer ChoicePoint (now LexisNexis). 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). He holds academic credentials from the University of Texas School of Information – Center for Identity, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Arkansas.

MONA TERRY is the vice president of operations of the ITRC. She holds a master’s degree in business administration. Mona oversees operations, finance and HR functions for the organization and works to improve operational systems, processes and policies in support of the ITRC’s mission. This includes developing and monitoring information flow and data quality as well as reporting and auditing existing efforts. Mona previously worked at the Better Business Bureau where she was responsible for managing and growing the complaint department and worked on outreach to military service members and high school students. Mona has a passion for consumer protection and continues to seek ways to make a positive impact on all stakeholders affected by identity theft and related issues.


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