Board of Directors

Meet USAT’s Board of Directors, the team helping to oversee the business on behalf of our shareholders. .

Ellen Richey

Director

Ellen Richey joined the board in April 2020. Ms. Richey brings over 40 years of legal and risk management experience, most recently serving as Visa’s vice chairman of risk and public policy. In that role, Ms. Richey was responsible for driving the future of payment security at the company, serving as its voice with legislators, regulators and clients on payment security, and leading similar initiatives combining risk, business and policy issues of strategic importance to Visa. Before assuming the role of vice chairman at Visa, Richey concurrently served as chief legal officer, chief risk officer, and a member of Visa’s executive committee. In those positions, she was responsible for the legal function as well as oversight of Visa’s compliance, audit and risk teams, including payment system risk, settlement risk and enterprise risk. Ms. Richey currently serves on the board of Green Dot Corporation (GDOT).

Prior to joining Visa, Ms. Richey worked at Washington Mutual Inc. as senior vice president of enterprise risk management and executive vice president of card services, and served as vice chairman of Providian Financial Corporation, where she had responsibility for the enterprise risk management, legal, corporate governance, corporate relations, compliance and audit functions.

Ms. Richey earned a B.A. in Linguistics and Far Eastern Languages from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford University, and served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court.

Member of the Finance Committee

Chair of the Compliance Committee

Member of the Audit Committee