January 28, 2009

IAPP Announces New Appointments to 2009 Board of Directors

YORK, Maine — 28 January 2009 — The IAPP, the world's largest association of privacy professionals, today announced the appointment of three new directors to its board as well as the promotion of four current directors to leadership roles.  The IAPP board of directors now includes: Stanley W. Crosley, CIPP, chief privacy officer, Eli Lilly and Co.; Jeff Green, CIPP/C, vice president, global compliance & chief privacy officer, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC); and Brian Tretick, CIPP, executive director, Ernst & Young.  They join existing directors from Accenture, Deloitte & Touche, General Electric Company, Goodwin Procter, Google, IBM Corporation., Information Integrity Solutions, Intel, Kelley Drye & Warren, Nationwide Insurance Companies, Procter & Gamble, Schering-Plough Corporation, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, The Walt Disney Company and Wal-Mart.

"I'm proud to welcome these top privacy leaders to our board," said IAPP President Jonathan D. Avila, CIPP, vice president — counsel, chief privacy officer, The Walt Disney Company.  "Their input and insights will help us achieve our main goals in 2009: launching new international initiatives and serving the evolving needs of our membership and the privacy community on a global scale."

Crosley initiated Eli Lilly's global privacy program in 1998 and currently serves as chief privacy officer.  He also sits on the Institute of Medicine Medical Research and Privacy Committee and board of the Indiana Health Informatics Corporation, and sat on the State Alliance for eHealth Privacy Taskforce. He is a co-founder and Chair of the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium (IPPC).

Green is chief privacy officer for RBC, Canada's largest bank and one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies. Green is responsible for overseeing the strategic management of privacy and information risk on an enterprise-wide basis, as well as leading RBC's compliance management strategy and program for Global Technology & Operations and Global Functions.

Tretick is Ernst & Young's executive director for the firm's Privacy Advisory Services, a role he has performed for over a decade.  He also served on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Privacy Task Force.

Also effective immediately are the appointments of:

  • Jonathan D. Avila, CIPP, vice president — counsel, chief privacy officer, The Walt Disney Company, to serve as President
  • Nuala O'Connor Kelly, CIPP/G, chief privacy leader, General Electric Company, to serve as Vice President
  • Amy Yates, CIPP, director, privacy and data protection, Deloitte & Touche LLP, to serve as Secretary
  • David Hoffman, CIPP, director of security policy and global privacy officer, Intel Corp., will continue to serve as Treasurer
  • Sandra R. Hughes, CIPP, global ethics, compliance and privacy executive, The Procter & Gamble Company, has successfully completed a very full term as President, and will continue to serve as Past President.

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association of privacy professionals with more than 6,000 members across 47 countries.  The IAPP helps to define and support the privacy profession through networking, education and certification.  More information about the IAPP is available at


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Tammy Vigliotti
International Association of Privacy Professionals
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