Barclaycard US Appoints Managing Director of Communications
WILMINGTON, Del., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin M. Sullivan has been named Managing Director, Communications for Barclaycard US, the credit card business of Barclays PLC in the United States. In this newly created role, Mr. Sullivan will oversee media relations and employee communications, working in concert with the Barclaycard Global Communications team in the U.K. He will also serve on the Barclaycard US Executive Committee. Mr. Sullivan maintains 20 years of experience in the payments industry. He most recently served as Senior Director-Strategic Alliances at Barclaycard US, where he worked to create new co-branded credit card programs with financial institutions such as banks and brokerages. Prior to joining Barclaycard US in 2005, Mr. Sullivan spent eight years at JPMorgan Chase in a variety of senior relationship, sales and marketing roles in the Card Services unit. Prior to that, he helped to build new categories of credit card acceptance in the U.S. Merchant group of MasterCard International in New York. From 1989 through 1992, he worked in travelers cheque marketing at American Express in New York. Mr. Sullivan began his career in communications at an advertising agency in Hilton Head Island, S.C. and later worked at Doremus Porter Novelli, an investor relations firm in New York. "A clear and decisive communications strategy is critical for a growing organization like ours," said Lloyd M. Wirshba, CEO of Barclaycard US. "Kevin's hands-on experience in our strategic alliances team coupled with his background in marketing communications will enable him to communicate the Barclaycard US story to our many audiences." "We are experiencing rapid growth at Barclaycard US and find ourselves at a point in which we will benefit from an increased focus on our communications both internally and externally. There are many opportunities to ensure key constituents are aware of what's happening. I look forward to this new challenge and in helping the company sustain its momentum." About Barclaycard US Headquartered in Wilmington, DE, Barclaycard US creates customized co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail and financial institutions, including US Airways, Lufthansa, Barnes & Noble, Best Western, BJ's Wholesale Club, Travelocity and Carnival Cruise Lines. The company employs more than 1,200 associates, and was named a Top Employer in Delaware in 2007. For more information please visit http://www.barclaycardus.com. Globally, in addition to the US, Barclaycard provides credit cards in the U.K., Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Africa, India and the UAE. In South Africa, Barclaycard operates through ABSA and in the Nordic region, it operates through Entercard, a joint venture with Swedbank. Barclaycard is a division of Barclays PLC, a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries, employs 135,000 people, and services accounts for over 27 million customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit http://www.barclays.com
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