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Trustee: Pamela A. Joseph

Spelman Trustee Pamela JosephFormer President and Chief Operating Officer, TSYS
B.A., University of Illinois
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2015
Vice Chair, Finance & Administration Committee

Pam Joseph joined TSYS as president and chief operating officer in May of 2016. Prior to joining TSYS, she served as vice chairman of U.S. Bancorp’s payment services division and chairman of Elavon from December 2004 to June 2015.

At U.S. Bancorp, Joseph had executive responsibility for all electronic payment product lines including consumer credit, debit, small business, prepaid, corporate, purchasing and fleet card programs and global acquiring. She has been recognized by Payments Source as one of the Most Influential Women in Payments and by the American Banker as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking.

Before joining Elavon in 1994, she served with Visa International as director over new market development.  Prior to her tenure with Visa, Joseph worked in the banking industry for more than eight years with Wells Fargo Bank.

Joseph became a member of the TSYS Board of Directors in March of 2016 and currently serves on the board of directors of TransUnion and Paychex and is Chairman of Women Leaders in Action, a nonprofit organization that helps educate young women in Africa.   She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois.