SPRINGFIELD, Va. – For over 13 years, Hope For The Warriors has been dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families. Each year, under the leadership of trusted board members, the national nonprofit aims to provide support through a variety of programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.
JoAnn C. Stonier recently joined the 12-member Hope For The Warriors board of directors after serving on the nonprofit’s board council for four years.
Stonier is the chief data officer for Mastercard, previously serving as the chief privacy officer responsible for worldwide privacy compliance for the enterprise. As the chief data officer, Stonier and her team of global professionals help Mastercard innovate with data to develop a range of commercial and social impact products and solutions while navigating data risks.
“I am honored to continue to serve Hope For The Warriors,” said Stonier. “My time serving the organization has brought me a keen appreciation for the services the organization provides to our military service members and their families. It is my pleasure to continue to work with Robin, the executive team and the other board members to continue to execute on the organization’s vision and mission.”
Before joining MasterCard in 2008, Stonier was the chief privacy officer for American Express Company. She also held various roles of increasing responsibility at American Express, including chief operating officer, American Express Tax and Business Services; vice president, Acquisition Integration; vice president and assistant to the chairman; director and assistant to the general counsel; and senior manager, Financial Re-engineering. Prior to this, she worked at Waldenbooks, Inc., PepsiCo and started her career as an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
Stonier is a recognized as an expert in the field of data innovation, management and governance as well as financial privacy and is a member of data expert groups hosted by the World Economic Forum, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
“JoAnn has been an active and trusted member of our board council for many years,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “Therefore, we are beyond thrilled to have her leadership and expertise as a member of the board of directors. We look forward to continuing to work with her to serve veterans, service members and military families across the U.S.”
Stonier received her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University in Queens, and her Bachelor’s of Science from St. Francis College. She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey. She currently resides in Westchester County just outside of New York City.
About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 30,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded 150 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of over 27,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.