Tucker Foote heads the strategy creation and execution of all political and legislative engagements throughout North America for Mastercard. This includes leading, among other things, campaigns to protect and promote payment security, innovation, technology, antitrust, privacy, platform-based opportunities, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. Mr. Foote also leads the Mastercard’s global trade operations, where he advances strategies to open new markets around the world and protect existing operations.
At Mastercard, Mr. Foote has received numerous industry honors, including being recognized as a Top Lobbyist by The Hill every year since 2011; Power 100 from Washington Life (2013); and 40 under 40 from Washingtonian (2011).
Previously, Mr. Foote served on the staff of the House Financial Services Committee, ultimately leaving as Senior Professional Staff in 2005 to join Mastercard. His responsibilities on the Committee included oversight of regulated financial institutions and credit card industry practices, as well as expanding consumer access to credit, eliminating predatory practices in the lending industry, and evaluating money laundering legislation and terrorist funding mechanisms.
Mr. Foote is a graduate of Yale University where he majored in Economics.