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

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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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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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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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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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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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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