The Smart Card Industry Association (SCIA) announced yesterday that Dan A. Cunningham has been retained as an independent consultant to serve as SCIA president and CEO.
As president and CEO, Cunningham is charged with overseeing operations and guiding the association to the next level–realizing SCIA’s mission of promoting the adoption, use, understanding and innovation of smart card technology in the marketplace.
! “SCIA addresses the issues and demands of a burgeoning industry,” says SCIA Vice President Charles Cagliostro. “To continue to do so requires the attention of an industry expert.” Cunningham will work in concert with the SCIA Board of Directors, as well as Creative Marketing Alliance, Inc., which provides association management, marketing and public relations services, to meet SCIA objectives. “I’m excited about having the opportunity to lift SCIA to a higher level,” says Cunningham. “Membership continues to grow and we look forward to assembling a record number of members next month at our annual meeting during CTST.”
Cunningham previously was president of the SCIA Board of Directors and senior vice president, business development, at Phoenix Planning & Evaluation, Ltd. (Phoenix), a Rockville, Maryland-based consulting firm. “We are sorry to lose Dan’s full-time services,” said Phoenix President Gary Glickman. “However, I’m confident his dedication and knowledge will help realize SCIA’s mission. And, we look forward to continuing to work with Dan as a special consultant.”
Prior to joining Phoenix, Cunningham was president and CEO of Gemplus Card International, Corp. and has served on executive committees for the Board of Directors of the Smart Card Forum, the Electronic Funds Transfer Association and CardTech/SecurTech. He is a frequent speaker at industry events worldwide, including CarteS 97 in Paris and The International Card Manufacturers Association Expo `97 in London. He also is a contributing author of Smart Cards, Seizing Strategic Business Opportunities.
SCIA is a global trade association active in the smart card industry which strives to stimulate the adoption, use, understanding and innovation of smart card technology in the marketplace. SCIA is also a co-founder and sponsor of CardTech/SecurTech, the leading advanced card and security technology conference.
For more information, contact SCIA at 191 Clarksville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648; tel: (800) 848-7242 or (609) 799-5654; fax: (609) 799-7032; or access SCIA’s Web site at .