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

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

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 (EG America)
  • Richard Blake (Alon Brands, Inc.)
  • Liz Garner (Amazon)
  • Brent Scott (Aramark)
  • Joe Vasterling (Best Buy)
  • Dan Christian (GROWMARK, Inc.) 
  • John Robinson (IKEA) 
  • Nancy Morgan (The Kroger Co.)
  • Liz Oved (Louis Vuitton) 
  • Scott Calhoun (Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation)
  • Bryan Penny (Nordstrom)
  • James Chin (QVC)
  • Megan Stephens (QVC)
  • Sue Klein (SiriusXM) 
  • Dan Swislow (Square)
  • Kristy Cook (Target Stores)
  • Perry Starr (Target Stores) 
  • Reed Luhtanen (Walmart)
  • Ken Grogan (Wakefern Food Corp.)
  • Denis Bouchard (The Wendy's Company) 

Communications Committee

  • Responsible for promoting the mission and goals of the MAG.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the Newsletter Editorial Board and the Website Task Force

Communications Committee Roster

  • Chair:  Dean Sheaffer (Boscov's Department Store LLC)
  • Bill Harrison (Aaron's, Inc.)
  • Marie Pittmon (AMC Theatres)
  • Kelly Andrus (EG America)
  • Alok Mathur (Hughes Network Systems, LLC)
  • John Barbour (Phillips 66)
  • Joshua Hartinger (Unified Grocers, Inc.)
  • Toby Ann Young (Walgreen's)
  • Kara Kazazean (Walmart) 

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)
    • John Barbour (Phillips 66)
    • Alexandra Lara (The Walt Disney Company)
    • Dean Sheaffer (Boscov's Department Store LLC)

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 (EG America)
    • Erika Curtis (GROWMARK, Inc.)
    • Sonia Jain (Redbox Automated Retail, LLC)
    • Sue Knotts (Wakefern Food Corp.)
    • Alok Mathur (Hughes Network Systems, LLC)

Content & Engagement

  • The main responsibility of Content & Engagement Committee’s is to promote the mission and goals of the MAG through MAG conferences and education, as well as, to assist and advise in the planning, coordination and management of all aspects of the conferences, webinars and education sessions.

 Conference Committee Roster

  • Chair:  Barry Hanen (Walgreens) 
  • Erika Curtis (GROWMARK, Inc.) 
  • Robert Goldberg (Universal, Orlando)
  • Kathy Hanna (The Kroger Co.)
  • Harriette Hansell (L Brands)
  • Eric O'Brien (Dunkin' Brands, Inc.)
  • Chris Priebe (Southwest Airlines Company)
  • Rod Tos (Chevron Products Co.)

 Education Committee

  • Chair: Gina Powers (Dunkin' Brands, Inc.)
  • Nicole Auman (Sheetz, Inc)
  • Mitch Beining (Marathon Petroleum Company LP)
  • Tammy England (InterContinental Hotels Group)
  • Charles Ellert (Verizon Communications)
  • Peter Jessiman (7-Eleven, Inc.)
  • Alok Mathur (Hughes Network Systems, LLC)
  • Seth Pelletier (Aaron's, Inc.)
  • Dana Railsback (Giant Eagle, Inc.)
  • Dean Sheaffer (Boscov's)
  • Hannah Thurmond (FedEx)

Digital Commerce Committee

  • The Digital Commerce Committee has the primary objective to influence change in the paradigm of the past models (CP/CNP) towards a future roadmap that recognizes the convergence of in-person and remote payment experiences leveraging modern technologies and service models that offer a wealth of data points to better authenticate buyers.  In addition, the Digital Commerce Committee collaborates with industry partners to improve the customer payment experience within digital channels, address gaps in the rule sets required to support digital payment transactions, and reduce fraud and cost of payment acceptance for digital commerce.

Digital Commerce Committee Roster

  • Co-chair: Eric O’Brien (Dunkin' Brands, Inc.)
  • Co-chair: Alexandra Lara (The Walt Disney Company)
  • Marie Pittmon (AMC Entertainment Inc.)
  • Ann Rasco (AMC Entertainment Inc.)
  • Paula Weitzenberg (American Airlines, Inc.)
  • Diem Pham (Apple Inc.)
  • Brent Cirinelli (Barnes & Noble College)
  • Dee O’Malley (Best Buy)
  • Joe Vasterling (Best Buy)
  • Susan Edwards (Chick-fil-A, Inc)
  • Aly Lehmann (Chick-fil-A, Inc)
  • Tammy England (InterContinental Hotels Group)
  • Marc Black (Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.)
  • Troy Carrothers (Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.)
  • Rebecca Hoeft (Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.)
  • Nancy Morgan (The Kroger Co.)
  • Bill Hutchins (Lowe's Companies, Inc.)
  • Chris Sontag (Macy's)
  • Kate Erickson (McDonald's)
  • Jeff Hallenbeck (Nordstrom)
  • Matt Cogburn (Pilot Flying J)
  • Deirdre Harding (Ralph Lauren)
  • David Kelly (Ralph Lauren)
  • Stefan Jensen (Sephora)
  • Randy Gibbons (Southwest Airlines Company)
  • Elie Chemaly (Staples, Inc.)
  • Jeanne Keane (Staples, Inc.)
  • Elizabeth Ochoa (Universal Orlando)
  • Rob Stasiak (UPS)
  • Chris Youngblood (UPS)
  • Ken Grogan (Wakefern Food Corp.) 
  • Sue Knotts (Wakefern Food Corp.)
  • Barry Hanen (Walgreens)
  • Katie Franklin (Walmart)
  • Monica Galvan (Sears)
  • Denis Bouchard (The Wendy's Company)

Technical Task Force

  • To provide technical guidance under the overall direction of the Digital Commerce Committee.

Chair: Matt Detert (Bank of America Merchant Services)

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 Company)
  • Denis Bouchard (The Wendy's Company)
  • Kathy Hanna (The Kroger Co.)
  • Bill Hutchins (Lowe's Companies, Inc.)

Growth Committee

  • The Growth Committee is responsible for implementing strategies to lead the MAG to its membership and sponsorship goals.

Growth Committee Roster

  • Chair: Dee O’Malley (Best Buy)
  • Brent Cirinelli (Barnes & Noble College) 
  • Alok Mathur (Hughes Network Systems, LLC)
  • Gina Powers (Dunkin' Brands, Inc.)

Operations Committee 

  • The Operations Committee has responsibility to Identify, prioritize, and execute strategies to improve payments operational challenges relevant to merchant members through ongoing collaboration with stakeholders in the payments ecosystem including the network brands and acquirers.

        Operations Committee Roster

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