Kelly Mahon Tullier is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Visa Inc. In her role, she leads the legal and compliance functions for the premier global payments technology company. Her responsibilities include leading the company’s global litigation, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate governance, and M&A matters related to Visa’s operations in over 200 countries.
Prior to joining Visa, Kelly worked at PepsiCo, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. She also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for PepsiCo’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa division, based in Dubai.
Previously, Kelly was Vice President and General Counsel for Frito-Lay, Inc. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at BakerBotts LLP and also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.
Kelly serves on the Cornell Law School Advisory Council, Tahirih Justice Center Board of Directors, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Board of Directors and Corporate Advisory Committee of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.
Kelly is the recipient of several awards including: 2016 San Francisco Business Times Most Influential Women Award; 2015 Most Powerful and Influential Woman of California by The National Diversity Council; Legal Momentum 2013 Aiming High Award, an award that acknowledges extraordinary achievement by women business leaders; and 2008 Best Corporate Counsel Award from the Dallas Business Journal for her achievements as an outstanding corporate attorney in the area of Diversity and Inclusion.
Kelly received her B.A. from Louisiana State University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School.