James Issokson

James Issokson

MEDIA CONTACT: VP, MasterCard Communications

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Jim Issokson serves as Senior Business Leader, Reputation and Issues Management for MasterCard Worldwide. He joined MasterCard in 2006.

Mr. Issokson has helped MasterCard establish a focus on reputation and issues management through a research-driven methodology. He counsels senior executives on reputational risks and challenges. Additionally, he is responsible for outreach to third-party stakeholders including the Industry Analyst community and is leading the company’s social media outreach.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. Issokson held senior positions at several PR firms, including SHIFT Communications in Boston where he worked with technology companies, and Edelman Worldwide in New York and Washington, DC, where he focused on government and corporate clients ranging from the American Automobile Manufacturers Associations and Nissan to the governments of Portugal and Chile. He was a leading member of the team that orchestrated the 1996 Presidents Summit For America’s Future which brought together all of the living Presidents to focus on volunteerism. Prior to joining Edelman, he was a Senior Associate with the Campaign Design Group, a political consulting firm.

Mr. Issokson has a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from The American University.

Email: james_issokson@mastercard.com
Phone: +1-914-249-6286

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First Data and MasterCard Partner to Advance Debit EMV in the U.S.

Atlanta and New York, April 3, 2014 – First Data and MasterCard today announced an agreement in which First Data’s STAR® Network will participate in MasterCard’s common U.S. Debit EMV solution. This agreement, combined with other recent industry announcements, provides a cost-effective solution and accelerates the ability for EMV functionality to be implemented across the …
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MasterCard to Participate in Barclays Conference

PURCHASE, N.Y. Mar. 12, 2014 – On Monday, March 24, Javier Perez, president of the Europe region for MasterCard (NYSE:MA), will present at the Barclays Emerging Payments Forum in New York. The discussion will begin at 10:10 a.m. Eastern Time and last for approximately 40 minutes. There will be a listen-only live webcast of the …
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MasterCard Incorporated Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Financial Results

Fourth-quarter net income of $684 million, excluding a special item, or $0.57 per diluted share Fourth-quarter net income of $623 million, including a special item, or $0.52 per diluted share Diluted EPS figures adjusted for the company’s ten-for-one stock split Fourth-quarter net revenue increase of 12%, to $2.1 billion Fourth-quarter gross dollar volume up 14% …
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MasterCard to Participate in KBW Conference

Purchase, NY, January 28, 2014 – On Monday, February 10, Martina Hund-Mejean, chief financial officer for MasterCard (NYSE: MA), will present at the KBW Cards, Payments & Financial Technology Symposium in New York. The discussion will begin at 1:40 p.m. Eastern Time and last for approximately 40 minutes. There will be a listen-only live webcast …
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MasterCard Assures Consumers with Security Tips

NEW YORK- Jan. 17, 2014- Safety and security of electronic payments is the fundamental promise that MasterCard delivers to our cardholders. MasterCard cardholders can feel confident they are protected by our zero liability policy which means they are not responsible for any fraudulent purchases. We always encourage cardholders to check their statements regularly and should …
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