The MAG has many opportunities for members to get involved by joining a committee. Committees typically meet once a month or more often as needed. 

If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the MAG.

Administrative Committee

  • The Administrative Committee shall be composed of the Chairman of the MAG, who will serve as Chairperson, and a minimum of two additional members.
  • The Administrative Committee is responsible for promoting the mission and goals of the MAG.
  • Administer Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Supervise Board Nominations & Elections
  • Oversee Legal Policy and issues

Administrative Committee Roster

  • John Drechny (Wal-Mart)
  • Kathy Hanna (The Kroger Co.)
  • Alok Mathur (Hughes Network Systems, LLC)

Advocacy Committee:

  • The Advocacy Committee will oversee the MAG’s advocacy goals and strategies.  Responsibilities include interfacing with merchant trade associations and media, promoting awareness on initiatives to members and sponsors, and possibly representing the MAG at industry events.

Advocacy Committee Roster

  • Chair:  Kelly Andrus (Tesoro)
  • Richard Blake (Alon Brands, Inc.)
  • Denis Bouchard (Sears) 
  • Scott Calhoun (Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation)
  • Dan Christian (GROWMARK, Inc.) 
  • Kristy Cook (Target Stores)
  • Ken Grogan (Wakefern)
  • Reed Luhtanen (Wal-Mart)
  • Nancy Morgan (The Kroger Co.)
  • Bryan Penny (Nordstrom)
  • Joe Vasterling (Best Buy)

Communications Committee

  • Responsible for promoting the mission and goals of the MAG.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the following task forces

Communications Committee Roster

  • Chair:  Dean Sheaffer (Boscov's Inc.)
  • Kelly Andrus (Tesoro Refining and Marketing)
  • Kara Kazazean (Walmart) 
  • Alok Mathur (Hughes Network Systems, LLC)
  • Greg Pellegrino (Phillips 66)
  • Seth Pelletier (Aaron's) 

Education and Webinar Task Force

    • Responsible for providing informative Webinars and Seminars to MAG members on a monthly basis.  To educate merchants and their industry partners about the impact and implications of industry practices in the payment ecosystem

Education and Webinar Task Force Roster

    • Chair: Troy Carrothers (Kohls)
    • Mitch Beining (Marathon Petroleum Company LP)
    • Dan Christian (GROWMARK, Inc.)  
    • Tammy England (InterContinental Hotels Group)
    • Jeanne Keane (Staples) 
    • Alok Mathur (Hughes Network Systems, LLC)
    • Seth Pelletier (Aaron's)
    • Dana Railsback (Giant Eagle)
    • Hannah Thurmond (FedEx)

      Newsletter Editorial Board
    • The Editorial Board is responsible for the approval of the articles for the quarterly newsletter and website.

Newsletter Editorial Board Roster

    • Scott Calhoun (Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation)
    • Kara Kazazean (Walmart)
    • Greg Pellegrino (Phillips 66)
    • Ann Schmitt (The Walt Disney Company)
    • Dean Sheaffer (Boscov's Inc.)

Website Task Force

    • To provide guidance, mindshare and ideation on the MAG website under the overall direction of the Communication Committee.

Website Task Force Roster

    • Chair: Randy Gibbons (Southwest Airlines Company)
    • Kelly Andrus (Tesoro)
    • Erika Curtis (GROWMARK, Inc.) 
    • Sonia Jain (Redbox Automated Retail, LLC)
    • Sue Knotts (Wakefern Food Corp.)
    • Alok Mathur (Hughes Network Systems, LLC)

Conference Committee

  • Main responsibilities are to promote the mission and goals of the MAG through MAG conferences.  Assist and advise in the planning, coordination and management of all aspects of the conference.

 Conference Committee Roster

  • Chair:  Barry Hanen (Walgreen's) 
  • Erika Curtis (GROWMARK, Inc.) 
  • Kathy Hanna (The Kroger Co.)
  • Eric O'Brien (Dunkin' Brands, Inc.)
  • Chris Priebe (Southwest Airlines)
  • Rod Tos (Chevron Products Co.)

Finance Committee

  • The Finance Committee shall be composed of the Treasurer, who will serve as Chairperson and a minimum of two additional members. 
  • The Committee is responsible for review of all financial records. It makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on issues of finance. The Committee will supervise MAG policies for Accounts Payable, Audit and Investment.
  • The Committee oversees the work of the MAG's administrative services provider. The Committee is responsible for drafting a budget and presenting it to the Board for approval on an annual basis.
  • The Committee is responsible for promoting the mission and goals of the MAG.
  • The Committee shall validate financial statements and audits.

Finance Committee Roster

  • Chair: Chris Priebe (Southwest Airlines)
  • Bill Hutchins (Lowe's)
  • John Unger (Guitar Center)
  • Gavin Waugh (The Wendy's Company) 

Membership-Sponsorship Committee

  • Responsible for implementing a membership-sponsorship strategy to lead the MAG to its membership and sponsorship goals.

Membership Committee Roster

  • Chair: Dee O’Malley (Best Buy)
  • Lori Doria (Southeastern Grocers, LLC)
  • Alok Mathur (Hughes Network Systems, LLC)
  • Jordan Navarro-Abreau (Microsoft)
  • Gina Powers (Dunkin Brands)
  • Robert Ritchie (Toys R Us)