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Kelly Mahon Tullier

Board Member

Vice Chair, Chief People and Corporate Affairs Officer, Visa

Kelly Mahon Tullier is vice chair, chief people and corporate affairs officer of Visa. Ms. Mahon Tullier serves as corporate secretary, and leads Visa’s people, communications, government engagement, inclusive impact & sustainability, transformation and corporate services functions, including real estate, aviation, security and global events.

Previously in her tenure at Visa, Ms. Mahon Tullier served as general counsel, leading the legal and compliance function for the Company. In that role, she was a key negotiator of Visa’s $23 billion acquisition of Visa Europe and has led the Company through a variety of complex legal, regulatory and compliance matters globally. Beginning in 2021, Mahon Tullier expanded her role to take on the additional responsibilities of stewarding the communications, corporate services and people organizations, and more recently, government engagement, inclusive impact & sustainability and transformation. In her current role, Kelly is responsible for driving an exemplary 360-degree experience to attract and retain top talent, while creating a safe and engaging physical environment that enables all Visa employees to thrive and grow, and enhancing Visa’s advocacy and external reputational initiatives.

Prior to joining Visa, Ms. Mahon Tullier worked at PepsiCo, Inc. as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. She also served as senior vice president and general counsel for PepsiCo’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa division, based in Dubai.

Previously, Ms. Mahon Tullier was vice president and general counsel for Frito-Lay, Inc. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at BakerBotts LLP and also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Ms. Mahon Tullier serves on the Cornell Law School Advisory Council, the Corporate Advisory Committee of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and on the board of directors of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). She has also previously served as a director on the boards of the Tahirih Justice Center and International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR).

Ms. Mahon Tullier received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and her juris
doctorate, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School