BITS Hires Greg Williamson as SVP, Fraud Reduction

Washington, D.C. — BITS, the technology policy division of BPI, announced today that Greg Williamson will join the team as senior vice president, fraud reduction. Greg will lead BITS’s fraud prevention and mitigation initiative and develop advocacy positions that align regulatory expectations with industry best practices. His most recent role was with PNC Bank where he served as head of digital identity product and strategy.

“Greg brings with him over two decades of experience executing fraud prevention programs at the world’s leading financial institutions, which will serve as a significant benefit to both BPI members and policymakers,” stated Chris Feeney, BPI Executive Vice President and President of BITS. “His fraud and technical expertise in identity and authentication will be invaluable as industry works hand-in-hand with regulators to protect consumers against fraud and promote public trust in the financial system.”

Before joining PNC, Greg was vice president of fraud mitigation and cyber security at Prudential. He also served as executive director, digital authentication at JPMorgan Chase and as V.P., senior business leader, identity product innovation with MasterCard. His responsibilities in these previous roles included designing and executing fraud prevention controls, creating and deploying multiyear anti-fraud roadmaps and leading teams to develop authentication procedures for major product lines.

In addition to leading BITS’ fraud prevention initiatives, Greg will engage in trend forecasting and spearhead solutions to address emerging threats, such as identity and authentication fraud, check fraud, scams and related challenges. This work will lead to the development of policies and recommendations that will promote collaboration and help guide the outcomes of key external stakeholders, including technology service providers and market participants, law enforcement agencies and federal regulators.

Greg earned two degrees from Utica University: A Bachelor of Science in Economic Crime Investigation and a Master of Science in Economic Crime Management.

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