POS Manager, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
With a career spanning 18 years in the petroleum payments space, Kara joined CITGO Petroleum Corporation in 2013 as the POS Manager. At CITGO, Kara manages the POS Team, PCI DSS, EMV as well as the POS strategy. Prior to CITGO, Kara worked with petroleum merchants at WorldPay US and managed card payments, branded contracts and relationships at Western Refining, formerly known as Giant Industries. Her in-depth knowledge and experience within the petroleum payments space makes Kara an industry leading expert in the field. Kara is a member of the U.S. Payments Forum Steering Committee and also Co-Chairs Petroleum Working Committee. Outside of this forum, she is also a Board of Advisors member and leads the Data Security Committee for Conexxus, the U.S. Petroleum Industry’s technology standards organization.