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Kelly Mahon Tullier

Board Member

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Visa

Kelly Mahon Tullier is the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer of Visa. In her role, Mahon Tullier oversees the legal and compliance functions of the company, as well as the global communication function and corporate services functions, comprising corporate real estate, aviation, security and global events.

During her tenure at Visa, Mahon Tullier has led the Legal and Compliance function for the company, transforming that organization into a very high functioning team. 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. In 2020, she took on additional responsibilities as interim lead of Visa’s HR function, providing strong leadership to the function and the Company through significant challenges arising due to the global pandemic and social justice movements across the United States.

Prior to joining Visa, 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, 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.

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).

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