IAPP Privacy Academy 2013
  • I learned something valuable at every session, the networking opportunities were fantastic, and the keynote speakers were really great too.
  • The entire structure of the program is outstanding. Good speakers, great networking opportunities and good exhibits. One of the best conferences.
  • Very well organized, privacy-specific education, and great networking opportunities. Great educational resource as well.
  • Valuable information.
  • Maybe one of the best [experiences] I’ve had. Great to see some prior colleagues, and meet some new ones.
  • Great format and content.
  • I enjoyed the diversity of the speakers’ topics and professional backgrounds.
  • Hard choice to make for breakout sessions.
  • Overall experience was great!
  • The breakout sessions I attended were informative and interesting.
  • Fantastic gathering of privacy professionals.
  • Great topic range, knowledgeable and skilled professionals, great networking.
  • Solid conference. Great content and networking.

JoAnn C. Stonier

EVP, Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer
MasterCard Worldwide

JoAnn C. Stonier is the EVP/Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer for MasterCard Worldwide.  She is responsible for worldwide privacy compliance and information governance for the enterprise.  Ms. Stonier is responsible for identifying MasterCard’s data strategy as an element of the company’s product and business strategy as well as for the management of privacy and data protection compliance and regulatory engagement on a global basis.  Ms. Stonier and her team of global professionals help business colleagues understand the opportunities  associated with MasterCard’s information assets as well as understand the risks and relevant legal requirements that need to be addressed related to the collection, use and disclosure of personal data.   

Prior to joining MasterCard in 2008, Ms. Stonier was the Chief Privacy Officer for American Express Company.  She also held various roles of increasing responsibility at American Express, including Chief Operating Officer, American Express Tax & Business Services; Vice President, Acquisition Integration; and Vice President & Assistant to the Chairman.  Ms. Stonier has worked at Waldenbooks, Inc., PepsiCo and started her career as an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Coopers. 

In addition to her work at MasterCard, Ms. Stonier is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute where she teaches business strategy and international business, in the Design Management Master’s program.  

Ms. Stonier received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University in Queens, and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College.  She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey.  Ms. Stonier has been recognized as an expert in the field of financial privacy, and was named as a fellow to The Aspen Institute’s First Mover Fellowship program.  She is a well-regarded speaker at industry events and often addresses the need for balancing information innovation and privacy.  Events have included: Amplify Festival 2013 Keynote Speaker, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium.

Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer