San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
The Identity Theft Resource Center announced today the appointment of Eva Casey Velasquez as its new President/CEO. Velasquez most recently served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau, where she managed the Bureau’s operations department that supplies the core services of dispute resolution, arbitration, and pre-purchase information to the public. Prior to that appointment, she spent 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, with the last 11 of those years spent investigating and assisting in the prosecution of economic/financial crimes, with a focus on consumer protection issues.
Velasquez has more than 500 hours of specialized training in the investigation of economic crimes and has been a presenter at numerous conferences across the state, including the PACT (Professionals Achieving Consumer Trust) Summit, the California District Attorney’s Association Consumer Protection Conference and the California Consumer Affairs Association annual conference.
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with an organization that has been a part of the San Diego consumer protection landscape since 1999. I have always been impressed with the advocacy and pioneering work that the ITRC has accomplished on behalf of the victims of identity theft. I look forward to furthering this established mission and ensuring that there are NO victims of identity theft that are left to fend for themselves or are unaware of our resources.”
In addition, she served as the chairman of the Consumer Fraud Task Force for 13 years, was a past Vice President of the California Consumer Affairs Association, and most recently was a finalist in the 2012 San Diego Business Journal‘s Women Who Mean Business Awards.
“Eva’s leadership experience for the past five years at the Better Business Bureau combined with her strong passion for protecting consumers is a perfect fit for our next CEO/Executive Director at the Identity Theft Resource Center,” said Julie Fergerson, Vice President of Emerging Technology, Ethoca, and Co-founder of the Merchant Risk Council. “I am personally very excited for our organization. Through Eva’s leadership, the ITRC will be able to expand its national reach in helping consumers recover from identity theft as well as provide educational programs to help consumers minimize their risk of identity theft,” continued Fergerson.
About the ITRC
The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft. It is the on-going mission of the ITRC to assist victims, educate consumers, research identity theft and increase public and corporate awareness about this problem. Victims may contact the ITRC toll-free at 888-400-5530 or visit us online at http://www.idtheftcenter.org.