SAN DIEGO – Nov. 2, 2018 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity crime, recently announced six new board members to its Board of Directors, bringing its total to 13. New board members include Kevin Everhart, Experian; Michele Johnson, Synchrony; James Lee, Waratek; Mark Pribish, Merchants Information Solutions; Eric Trapp, Sempra Energy; and Jim Van Dyke, Futurion.

“I am pleased to welcome these six industry leaders to our board and look forward to working with them on how to best serve the victims of identity crime,” said Eva Velasquez, CEO and president of the ITRC. “The experience and skill set that each subject matter experts brings to the table is unparalleled and will ultimately strengthen our capabilities and understanding as we continue our mission of assisting victims of identity crime with remediating their cases.

The ITRC’s Board of Director’s consists of individuals from a myriad of backgrounds in the financial, cybersecurity, insurance, legal and utilities sectors. The responsibility of the Board is to provide insight, guidance and advice on the direction of the company in order to fulfill its mission.

“These new members will undoubtedly bring unique and valuable perspectives to the board,” said Matt Cullina, board chair for the ITRC and CEO of CyberScout. “I’m excited to work with these professionals to drive strategic direction for the organization in the coming years with such strong leaders at the helm.”

About Kevin Everhart
Everhart is the vice president of Brand, Marketing and Innovation at Experian Consumer Services. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and research and is responsible for advertising, consumer insight, marketing and brand strategy.

About Michele Johnson
Johnson is the senior vice president for government affairs at Synchrony. She represents the company on Capitol Hill. Previously, Johnson served in the office of U.S. Senator Kent Conrad (D – ND) and as an assistant attorney general for North Dakota.

About James Lee
Lee is the executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Waratek. Lee served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Atlanta-based data pioneer ChoicePoint. He currently serves on Waratek’s board of directors as company secretary.

About Mark Pribish
Pribish is the vice president and identity theft practice leader for Merchants Information Solutions, INC. He is currently a member of the Grand Canyon University Technology Advisory Board, Arizona FBI InfraGard Public Private Alliance and FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

About Eric Trapp
Trapp is the chief security officer at Sempra Energy and has responsibility for Cybersecurity, Physical Security, and Technology Risk Management for the company. He also has more than 25 years of technology and business leadership experience across multiple industry verticals.

About Jim Van Dyke
Van Dyke is the CEO of Futurion and has over 30 years of experience in business transformation related to digital identity, virtual commerce, payments security and financial services. He formally founded and led Javelin Strategy and Research team.

The ITRC would also like to thank XOR Data Exchange’s Mike Cook and Ethoca’s Julie Fergerson, who retired from the board last month, for their service. To see the full list of ITRC Board of Directors, click here.


About the Identity Theft Resource Center

Founded in 1999, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cybersecurity, scams/fraud, and privacy issues. Through public and private support, the ITRC provides no-cost victim assistance and consumer education through its call center, website, social media channels, live chat feature and ID Theft Help app. For more information, visit:

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