Robert F. Nelson is chairman of Consumer Data Industry Association

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Global information solutions provider Experian Group Ltd. said company general counsel Robert F. Nelson has been elected chairman of the Consumer Data Industry Association board.

Mr. Nelson was elected to a one-year term at the January CDIA board of directors meeting.

Mr. Nelson will lead the 21-member board of directors of the CDIA, a Washington-based international trade association comprising more than 300 consumer data companies.

The CDIA represents the consumer credit reporting information industry before state and federal legislative and regulatory bodies, in addition to voicing industry positions before the media in consumer credit reporting matters.

Mr. Nelson said he felt feel privileged to receive such an honor and said that the CDIA plays a vital role in representing the consumer data industry and will continue to take the lead in shaping standards and policy that will govern future practices and advance the mission of the industry.

As general counsel of Costa Mesa, CA-based Experian, Mr. Nelson oversees global legal, information security and risk assurance, as well as government affairs and regulatory compliance functions in North America.

Prior to joining Experian in 2002, Mr. Nelson was deputy general counsel of Banc One Corp., the predecessor to Bank One Corp. in Columbus, OH. He previously served as general counsel of the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Bank One, Dallas.

Mr. Nelson has more than 25 years of combined business, banking and legal experience, is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and earned his Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio.

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