PCI Security Council Chair Changes Hands

The PCI Security Standards Council has turned the chairperson role over to a Discover Financial executive.

Rob Tourt, vice president, Network Services at Discover Financial Services, will take over Jan. 1, replacing American Express' Seana Pitt, who has served as chair since the council's creation in September 2006. Per the Council's bylaws, the chairperson is rotated annually from each of the five payment card brands that make up the Council's Board of Directors: American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa.