|Monday, 15 October 2012 11:49
|Visa appoints head of government policy for the Americas
Alison Kutler has joined Visa Inc as head of government policy for the Americas.
In the newly created role, she will lead Visa’s government relations efforts in the United States, Canada and Latin America and will be responsible for developing and managing its legislative and regulatory strategy for these markets.
Kutler has over 20 years of experience in government affairs and public policy. Previously, she was VP, external affairs at Rio Tinto, where she oversaw federal and state advocacy and policy for the US and Latin America.
Before that, she held senior roles in government and the private sector including at the Export-Import Bank of the United States and US Department of Commerce.
Lisa Nelson, head of US government relations, Salvador Perez-Galindo, head of Latin America & Caribbean government relations, and Jay Dorey, head of Canada government relations, will all report to Kutler.
“Alison’s depth of experience developing public policy strategies at a US and a global level will be immensely valuable as we continue to enhance Visa’s engagement with governments and drive profitable growth,” said Joshua Floum, general counsel for Visa Inc.