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 and managed card payments, branded contracts and relationships while at Western Refining (acquired by Tesoro and recently by Marathon Petroleum). Her in-depth knowledge and experience within the petroleum payments space makes Kara an industry leading expert in the field. Kara is a PCI Professional. She is the Chair of the Conexxus Data Security Standards Committee and is a member of the Conexxus Board of Advisors. Kara also Co-Chairs the U.S. Payments Forum Petroleum Working Committee and is a member of the U.S. Payments Forum Steering Committee.