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Dwana joined MasterCard in 2007 as a Senior Software Engineer in web administration.  Within a year, she was promoted to Leader/Manager of the Internet Engineering – Web Administration Project Delivery Team, where she was responsible for leading the delivery of Internet infrastructure solutions for a variety of web-based products and services, including: administration, configuration, installation, security & audit compliance and troubleshooting.  During that time, Dwana was a founding member of MasterCard’s Leveraging Employees of African Descent (LEAD) Business Resource Group, serving on its steering committee from 2008 – 2011. In 2011, Dwana became Director in MasterCard’s Commercial and Emerging Solutions Organization, where she was responsible for providing management & strategic direction for the Global Data Repository development, Data Quality support and System & Quality Assurance testing teams.  Prior to joining MasterCard, Dwana held IT positions with IBM and the May Department Stores Companies.

Dwana holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from Purdue University, a Master’s of Information Management from Washington University, and a Certificate in Project Management from Washington University.

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