8/10/09

Merchant Risk Council Hires New Education Program Manager

Bill Briggs , Senior Editor

Furthers Commitment to Merchant Education of Fraud Risk, Security Risk and Online Payments Issues

(Seattle, WA-August 4, 2009)
The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a merchant-led trade association focused on electronic commerce risk and payments globally, is pleased to announce the hiring of Rowena Jackson as the MRC’s new Education Program Manager.

Ms. Jackson will be leading the MRC’s expanding educational content for Fraud Risk, Security Risk and Electronic Payments issues. Since its inception in 2001, the MRC has facilitated on-line merchants in collaborating and sharing information in order to prevent fraud. Today, the MRC not only serves the rapidly changing needs of e-Commerce and multi-channel merchants, but is working on educating all participants of the electronic payments ecosystem, including: payment processors, law enforcement agencies, risk management solution providers, alternative payment providers and card issuers, as well as all the major payment card brands.

Throughout 2009 and 2010, the MRC will provide merchant members and industry stakeholders with a wide range of new payments and security-related educational opportunities, trainings and papers. These include special conference sessions, hosted webinars, regulatory change updates, reports on alternative payment strategy trends, as well as security and fraud prevention certification programs. Ms. Jackson will also be a key leader in all future MRC conferences and events.

Prior to joining the MRC, Ms. Jackson was an Enterprise Learning Training Consultant for Washington Mutual. She holds a Masters Degree from Seattle University in Adult Education and Training, and has worked in the training and education field for over 20 years.

The next major educational event for the Merchant Risk Council is the 2009 Semi-Annual Platinum Meeting in San Jose, CA, September 30-October 1, 2009.

About the Merchant Risk Council
The Merchant Risk Council (MRC) is a merchant-led trade association focused on electronic commerce risk and payments globally. The MRC leads industry networking, education and advocacy programs to make electronic commerce more efficient, safe and profitable. Today, with the power of its member-base, the MRC is the leading trade association for managing payments, preventing online fraud and promoting secure e-Commerce. The MRC is dedicated to working with e-Commerce and multi-channel merchants, payment processors, credit card issuers, credit card companies, alternative payment providers, risk management experts, and law enforcement to make the Internet a safer and more profitable place to do business.

The MRC Board of Directors and Advisors includes: Accertify, Adobe Systems, Inc., Apple, Bill Me Later, Chase Paymentech, CyberSource Corporation, Dell, Inc., Discover Network, Expedia, Inc., Gap, Inc. Direct, GlobalCollect, Linden Lab, Microsoft, Neiman Marcus Direct, Trustwave, Visa, Inc. and Wal-Mart. The MRC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jordan Rubin
TELEPHONE: 206.364.2789
EMAIL: jordan@merchantriskcouncil.org

Topics:

Commerce, credit card, Electronic commerce, Merchant services, Payment

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