PUBLIC RELATIONS

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EVA VELASQUEZ is the President/CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center. Velasquez previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. She is a recognized expert who has been featured on CNBC Nightly Business Report, CBS Morning News, NBC Nightly News, Huffington Post Live, Forbes, Bloomberg, Kiplinger’s and numerous other media outlets. Eva is a recipient of the National Crime Victim Service Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Consumer League’s Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award. Eva is a published author, a member of the advisory board of The Knoble, and is regularly invited to speak at industry and policy events including the Center for Evidence Based Policy at George Mason University, and the ABA Financial Fraud Prevention, Strategy, and Investigation Symposium, and briefing events for the FTC, CFPB, IRS, DHS, PRAC, and the US House of Representatives.

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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.