The Merchant Risk Council - The Leading eCommerce Industry Association Elects Regional Advisory Boards

SEATTLE, July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Merchant Risk Council's (MRC) Americas Advisory Board (AAB) and the European Advisory Board (EAB) today announced the election of nine new board members, five on the AAB and four on the EAB. The new members include fraud and payments professionals from merchants and service provider companies, including CardinalCommerce, Epoch, Experian – 41st Parameter, GoPro, Groupon, Odigeo, Ticketmaster and TravelPlanet24.

"Ecommerce is evolving at a significant rate. It is vital that the MRC continues to promote excellence throughout our membership and it begins at our board level," said Rossini Zumwalt, MRC Global Board of Directors Chair. "These new members will have the ability to impact the efraud and epayments industry in a beneficial way."

The MRC's regional boards are designed to address the emerging risks and the questions of its contingency within their respective geographic areas. MRC's membership brings together a group of senior professionals from key online and multi-channel merchants, solution providers, law enforcement agencies, issuers and credit card brands, all committed to making ecommerce more safe, efficient and profitable. Members of the MRC Advisory Boards represent a broad cross-section of its members.

ABOUT THE MRC: The MRC is the principal not-for-profit, global forum for ecommerce fraud and payments professionals. With its vision, "Making Commerce Safe and Profitable Everywhere", the MRC provides proprietary education and training, advocacy, as well as a forum for timely and relevant discussions. Today, membership includes nearly 400 of the world's most prominent merchant companies, more than 60 category leading solution providers, including the major card brands, and 1500 professionals. Members represent 95 percent of the top 20 ecommerce companies in the world, over 82 percent of the top 50 and over 60 percent of the top 100. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the MRC's European office is located in Madrid, Spain. Learn more at

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Bill Myers TELEPHONE: +1 206.364.2789 ext. 155 EMAIL: bill@merchantriskcouncil.orgSource:Merchant Risk Council