Atlanta Spotlight: Joan Herbig

ControlScan CEO Joan E. Herbig has been elected to the 2013 board of directors for the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the trade association of the global electronic payments industry. The appointment leverages Herbig’s strong leadership skills and unique payments industry perspective to help ETA extend its reach into new areas of dialogue and collaboration.

A longtime contributor to the technology startup community, Herbig became CEO of Atlanta-based ControlScan in 2007, where she successfully transitioned the company into its present role as an expert provider of payment card industry (PCI) and data security solutions for small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers serving them. Prior to joining ControlScan, Herbig spent three years as CEO of Cambia Security, Inc., an industry leader in configuration management tools for compliance with PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, SOX and other regulatory standards. Herbig also previously served as CEO of mobile device systems management firm XcelleNet, Inc.

From an organizational perspective, ControlScan is dedicated to supporting the payments industry through ETA’s business and education initiatives. The company recently established a formal in-house program to encourage staff participation in the ETA Certified Payments Professional (CPP) program. In addition, executives from several of the company’s business units serve ETA members’ interests at the committee level.

“ETA meets a fundamental need within the payments space. Leaders representing all areas of our industry recognize the association’s influence and its value as a forum for networking, education and idea exchange,” said Herbig. “I am continually impressed by ETA’s strong sense of community and volunteerism, as well as its willingness to showcase new technologies and disruptive business models.”

“The composition of the ETA board of directors is a strategic endeavor and Joan Herbig is an important addition from a thought leadership standpoint,” said Jason Oxman, CEO of ETA. “As we look ahead to the coming year and beyond, we couldn’t be more pleased with each of the industry professionals who have been elected to serve on this leadership team.”

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security services designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them. The company’s flexible solutions, easy-to-use online tools and personalized support significantly simplify PCI and security for its clients. In addition, as an Approved Scanning Vendor and a Qualified Security Assessor, ControlScan is positioned to help merchants meet compliance requirements and maintain secure business environments for their customers.

The Electronic Transactions Association is an international trade association representing more than 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services. ETA’s mission is to advance the payments industry profession by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.

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