About the Alliance : Management

Co-Chairs, Secure Technology Alliance Board of Directors

Jack Jania, Co-Chair

Jack Jania is Vice President of Product Management and Innovation at CPI Group. He consults with the financial industry on best business strategies to employ mobile payment, smart card payment and data security solutions. In addition to supporting CPI’s innovation and security objectives, Jack is committed to consumer education and digital security advocacy. In addition to his position as co-chair of the Alliance, Jack has chaired the Payments Council for several years.

Oliver Manahan

Oliver Manahan is Director of Business Development for Infineon Technologies. Prior to his current role, Oliver was Vice President of Emerging Payments with MasterCard, where he spent 10 years managing MasterCard’s EMV chip, contactless and transit programs for North America. Oliver started his career in the Information Technology field, working with companies such as Mercedes-Benz and Pepsi. Oliver has long been involved with the Secure Technology Alliance and its predecessor, Smart Card Alliance, serving the board in numerous roles. He has also chaired various councils and working committees for both the Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum.

Executive Director

Jason Bohrer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 949.439.3870

Jason Bohrer has served as the Executive Director for the Secure Technology Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum since December 2020.  Prior to joining the Alliance and the Forum, Mr. Bohrer cultivated a successful 27-year career in domestic and global roles focused on sales, operations and product innovation at companies such as: CPI Card Group, HID Global and Motorola, Inc.  He has been actively involved with several key technology transitions across multiple industries including the contact and contactless EMV transitions in the U.S. payments industry and the adoption of smart card and mobile technologies in the global access and identity market.  He has a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and was also an inaugural member of the University of Chicago Executive Institute.

Jason Bohrer

Board of Directors

2021-2022 Executive Committee

  • Co-Chair: Jack Jania, CPI Card Group
  • Co-Chair: Oliver Manahan, Infineon Technologies
  • Treasurer: Brent Bowen, G&D Mobile Security
  • Assistant Treasurer: David Dekozan, Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Secretary: Megan Heinze, IDEMIA
  • Assistant Secretary: Elinor Smith, Discover Financial Services
  • Technology Vice Chair: Thomas Lockwood, NextgenID

2021-2022 Directors

  • Reena Abraham, Gemalto
  • Ryan Ahern, Ingenico
  • Tim Baldridge, U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Brent Bowen, G+D Mobile Security
  • Lisa-Marie Braun, Mastercard
  • David Dekozan, Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Megan Heinze, IDEMIA
  • Linda Horwath, JCB International
  • Simon Hurry, Visa Inc.
  • Jack Jania, CPI Card Group
  • Preeti Kanwal, American Express
  • Thomas Lockwood, NextgenID, Inc.
  • Oliver Manahan, Infineon Technologies
  • Brin Owen, Jacobs CH2M
  • Elinor Smith, Discover Financial Services

Alliance Staff

Deb Feril

Debra (Deb) Ferril

Director, Membership & Marketing

[email protected]

Debra (Deb) Ferril has served as Director of Membership and Marketing for the Secure Technology Alliance and US Payments Forum since June 1, 2021. Prior to joining the Alliance and Forum, Ms. Ferril built a successful 40-year career in sales, product management, marketing, and operations. Beginning in the computer industry with secure communication systems, the past 30 years she has been involved in the card, identification, and security industries at IdentiSys and Datacard. With extensive experience in channel, partner, and alliance management, she has been actively involved in creating and implementing multi-application smart card, access control, card and identity lifecycle management, and identity access management solutions in the U.S. and globally. Following undergraduate studies in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and Business Administration at Capella University, she has a Master’s degree in International Business from Cumbria University, and Executive Education Certificates in Strategy & Innovation and Management & Leadership from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.