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Executive Committee

Discover's executives are among the most experienced in the financial services industry.

  • David W. Nelms

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
     

    David W. Nelms was elected chairman of the board in 2009. He has served as chief executive officer since 2004, and was president and chief operating officer from 1998 to 2004. Prior to joining Discover, David worked at MBNA America Bank from 1991 to 1998, most recently as a vice chairman. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Nelms was a senior product manager for Progressive Insurance. From 1986 to 1990, Mr. Nelms was a management consultant with Bain & Company. He holds a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

  • Roger C. Hochschild

    President and Chief Operating Officer
     

    Roger C. Hochschild has served as president and chief operating officer since 2004, and was executive vice president, chief marketing officer from 1998 to 2001. From 2001 to 2004, Roger was executive vice president, chief administrative and chief strategic officer of Morgan Stanley. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

  • R. Mark Graf

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Financial Officer
     

    R. Mark Graf joined Discover in 2011 as executive vice president, chief financial officer. Prior to joining Discover, Mark was an investment advisor with Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investments in the financial services industry. Prior to that, he was a partner at Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital from 2006 to 2008. Mark was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Fifth Third Bank from 2004 to 2006, after having served as its treasurer from 2001 to 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Kelly McNamara Corley

    Executive Vice President,
    General Counsel and Secretary
     

    Kelly McNamara Corley has served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary since 2008. Kelly previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary since 1999. Prior to becoming general counsel, Kelly was managing director for Morgan Stanley's global government and regulatory relations. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

  • Steven E. Cunningham

    Senior Vice President,
    Chief Risk Officer
     

    Steven E. Cunningham has served as senior vice president and chief risk officer since May 2013. He is also responsible for Discover's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review and Resolution Planning program offices. Steve joined Discover in 2010 as senior vice president and treasurer. Prior to joining Discover, Steve held senior management roles with Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Capital One Financial and the FDIC. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and a master's degree from The George Washington University.

  • Carlos Minetti

    Executive Vice President,
    President - Consumer Banking
     

    Carlos Minetti has served as executive vice president, president of consumer banking since February 2014. He was appointed to oversee consumer banking products in 2006 and led cardmember services from 2001-2006. Prior to joining Discover, Carlos worked in card operations and risk management for American Express from 1987 to 2000, most recently as senior vice president. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

  • Diane E. Offereins

    Executive Vice President,
    President - Payment Services
     

    Diane E. Offereins was named executive vice president, payment services in 2008 with responsibility for Discover Network, PULSE and Diners Club International. She was executive vice president and chief technology officer from 1998 to 2008. She has overseen the PULSE Network since 2006. From 1993 to 1998, Diane was at MBNA America Bank, most recently as senior executive vice president. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Loyola University.

  • James V. Panzarino

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Credit and Card Operations Officer
     

    James V. Panzarino has served as executive vice president and chief credit and card operations officer since February 2014, after serving as chief credit risk officer since 2006. He was senior vice president of Cardmember Assistance from 2003 to 2006. Prior to joining Discover, Jim was vice president of external collections and recovery at American Express from 1998 to 2002. He holds a bachelor's degree in business management and communication from Adelphi University.

  • R. Douglas Rose

    Senior Vice President,
    Chief Human Resources Officer
     

    Doug Rose joined Discover in April 2013 as senior vice president, chief human resources officer. Prior to joining Discover, Doug was vice president, human resources at United Airlines. He was also senior vice president, human resources at Capital One and a human resources consultant for Hewitt Associates. Doug holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Glenn P. Schneider

    Senior Vice President,
    Chief Information Officer
     

    Glenn Schneider joined Discover in 1993 and is senior vice president, chief information officer. Prior to being named CIO in 2008, he was responsible for Application Development and Marketing Applications. Prior to joining Discover, Glenn worked for Kemper Financial Services as a Programmer. He holds a bachelorís degree in economics and computer science from Northern Illinois University.

  • Harit Talwar

    Executive Vice President,
    President - US Cards
     

    Harit Talwar was named executive vice president, card programs and chief marketing officer in 2008. He was executive vice president, Discover Network from 2003 to 2008. From 2000 to 2003, he was managing director for Discoverís international business. Previously, Harit held positions at Citigroup from 1985 to 2000, most recently as country head of the consumer banking division in Poland. He holds a B.A. Hons degree in economics from Delhi University in India and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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