WASHINGTON, April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Data Industry Association announced today that Francis Creighton has been named the association's new President and CEO, beginning May 15. Creighton currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at the Financial Services Roundtable where he leads a team advocating for the nation's leading financial services companies.
"We are pleased that Francis will be joining CDIA as President and CEO," said Rick Trainor, CEO of LexisNexis Business Services and Chairman of the Board of CDIA. "His experience and leadership skills will be a welcome addition to our team, and we look forward to working with him."
Creighton previously served in a number of senior roles on Capitol Hill and as the chief lobbyist of the Mortgage Bankers Association.
"I am excited for this opportunity, for the chance to help these great companies and for the trust the board has placed in me," Creighton said. "I look forward to working with CDIA's excellent team of professionals in the months and years ahead on a critical range of issues in Washington and around the country."
Creighton will succeed Eric J. Ellman, who has served as the interim president and CEO since September 2016. Ellman will resume his role as senior vice president for public policy and legal affairs at CDIA.
CDIA is an international trade association with more than 120 corporate members that strives to educate consumers, media, legislators and regulators about the benefits of the responsible use of consumer data. CDIA members provide businesses with the information and analytical tools necessary to manage risk and help ensure fair and safe transactions for consumers and facilitate competition to create opportunities for customers and the economy. CDIA member products are used in more than nine billion transactions each year, expanding consumers' access to a market which is innovative and focused on their needs.
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SOURCE Consumer Data Industry Association