James Issokson
James Issokson

James Issokson

MEDIA CONTACT: SVP, MasterCard Communications

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Jim Issokson serves as Group Head, North American Communications. In this role, he is responsible for leading all corporate, issuer and merchant communications initiatives across external, digital/social and internal for the North American region.

As the company drives its business performance and reputation in North America, Issokson and his team are responsible for delivering integrated communications solutions around the introduction of new products and solutions, partner engagements and industry thought leadership. This includes high profile product launches including Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Prior to the joining the North American region, Mr. Issokson helped MasterCard establish a focus on reputation and issues management through a research-driven methodology. He counseled senior executives on reputational risks and challenges. Additionally, he was responsible for outreach to third-party stakeholders including the Industry Analyst community. Additionally, he handled all corporate media relations including quarterly earnings results and executive media outreach. He has been with MasterCard since 2006.

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.

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

Recent Posts

Expanded partnerships continue benefits for AAdvantage® members  FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines and its partners in the AAdvantage® credit card program announced new agreements today to extend their relationships and continue providing AAdvantage® miles and other benefits to customers. American has entered into new agreements with both Citi and Barclaycard US. The agreements will …
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Purchase, NY, April 5, 2016 – MasterCard today announced the appointment of Raj Seshadri as president, U.S. Issuers.  In this new role, she will be responsible for managing and expanding the company’s partnerships with banks and credit unions across the U.S. market. “Raj brings a unique balance of analytical thinking and business-building creativity,” said Craig …
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The process of selecting a credit card has been simplified. This month, MasterCard and CreditCards.com joined to bring consumers and small business owners an improved way to find the right credit card for them. With as little as one click on the MasterCard website, consumers are provided with a selection of cards that deliver the features and benefits they …
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40 Percent of Credit Cards With Chip Show Migration Well Underway Purchase, NY, September 30, 2015 — With just hours before the October 1 liability shift, new data from MasterCard reveals that 40 percent of all U.S. MasterCard-branded consumer credit cards feature EMV chip technology. According to a Payments Security Task Force forecast announced earlier today, the number …
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Issuers from the Payments Security Task Force Confirm Nearly All U.S. Payment Cards to Feature Chip Technology by 2017 New York, September 30, 2015 — The Payments Security Task Force (PST) today shared the latest in a series of updates from payment card issuers, acquirers, and merchants on the U.S. move to chip technology. The …
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Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal last week, MasterCard has committed $230,000 to the World Food Programme and Mercy Corps to assist with the support and resources that will be needed for recovery in the days and months ahead. MasterCard will double-match employee donations to American Red Cross, Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Food Programme …
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Citi to Align Majority of Consumer Proprietary Credit and Debit Portfolios to MasterCard New York, NY and Purchase, NY – March 4, 2015 – Citigroup (NYSE: C) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) announced today that the companies have signed a new and expanded 10-year agreement. Citi will begin aligning the company’s consumer proprietary credit and debit …
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Today, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) announced the Compass Guide to Payroll Cards, a tool defining industry-wide best practices and product features for high-quality payroll cards. It follows MasterCard’s introduction last year of payroll card standards designed to help employees take full advantage of the benefits of having their paycheck electronically deposited onto …
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Arlington, Va. (November 10, 2014) –NAFCU Services Corporation announced today that MasterCard has become the newest Preferred Partner to join the program serving the credit union community. The partnership was approved following a rigorous RFP process and voting by NAFCU’s three panels of credit union CEOs. Through this partnership, credit unions will have access to …
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Key Facts: FIS now provides access to MasterCard EMV technology to thousands of NYCE Network card issuers, merchants and ATM deployers in all 50 U.S. states and territories. The agreement furthers goals of the U.S. payment industry regarding widespread EMV adoption and reduction of losses attributable to card-based fraud. Jacksonville, Fla. and Purchase, N.Y., June …
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