Eva Velasquez is the President/CEO at the Identity Theft Resource Center. Eva 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 has a passion for consumer protection and educating the public about identity theft, privacy, scams and fraud, and other related issues and is recognized as a nationwide expert on these topics. Eva has been featured on such outlets as the CNBC Nightly Business Report, Huffington Post Live, Forbes, Bloomberg, Kiplinger’s and numerous other outlets. She is the driving force behind the first free ID Theft Help App and the ITRC Hands-On Privacy Program which aims to empower our community to protect their mobile data. Eva is regularly invited to speak at events nationwide and has recently had the privilege to present at such forums as the National Cyber Security Alliance's Data Privacy Day at Twitter, the Victims Of Crime Act (VOCA) National Training Conference, the Privacy Xchange Forum, and multiple events with the Federal Trade Commission. As the head of The Identity Theft Resource Center, she has co-hosted events with Google and Lexis Nexis. Eva is a recipient of awards such as The Stevie® Award for Women in Business recognizing women internationally and the 2016 Women Who Mean Business Award for her contribution to San Diego’s business, civic and cultural landscape.

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Mona Terry is the Vice President of Operations at the ITRC. Terry previously worked at the Better Business Bureau for ten years. As Director of Operations at the BBB she was responsible for managing and growing the complaint department and worked with military service members and high school students, educating them on spending wisely, scams, and risk factors for identity theft. Terry has a passion for consumer protection which she cultivated at the BBB and looks forward to growing with the ITRC. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Nikki Fiorentino is the Senior Director of Communications at the ITRC. Since joining the ITRC in 2010, she has built the organization's communications presence into what it is today. She manages much of the organization's public outreach, including its online presence and social media. Fiorentino continues to build the ITRC's reach through media relations and collaborative partnerships in addition to her daily activities of managing content creation, strategy and distribution. She has a true passion for helping people and enjoys knowing her work has a positive impact on people's lives. In the past, she has served as the Communications and Outreach Specialist for the USAID Access to Justice Program in Iraq and she holds a Master of Arts in Central and Eastern European Studies.

Karen Barney is the Director of Program Support at the ITRC. She is directly involved with most of the public output of the ITRC and many of the collaborative efforts of the Center. Barney joined the ITRC in 2002 and has since done an extensive amount of research and writing in creating consumer documents for the ITRC website. She oversees the day-to- day updates of the ITRC Breach Report, getting first hand awareness of the data breach activity as it occurs. In addition, she is an active participant in most of the ITRC partnerships on cyber-security efforts, at both the local and national level. Barney is committed to public education and often presents to civic and community organizations throughout San Diego County.

Kelly Dwyer serves as the Director of Communications at the ITRC. She oversees the success of the ITRC’s communication plans and social media strategies in addition to branding, media outreach, and public relations. She manages the onboarding of new sponsors as well as sponsorship fulfillment of existing sponsors and supports the company’s mission of broadening awareness by educating the public via in-person presentations on the topic of identity theft and related issues. Previously she provided coaching and guidance to 50+ C-level executives across the country and served as a public relations professional.


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