Kriss Cloninger III

Lead Independent Director

Kriss Cloninger III is the lead independent director for Global Payments. He also serves as a director of Tupperware Brands Corporation and is Chair of its Compensation Committee. He served on the board of TSYS from 2004 and as lead independent director of TSYS since 2017 until the closing of the company’s merger with Global Payments in September 2019. He also served on the board of Aflac Incorporated from 2001 to 2017.

In 2017, Mr. Cloninger retired as President of Aflac Incorporated, an insurance holding company, where he was responsible for capital and strategic planning, as well as helping the company grow the business while ensuring solid profitability. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Aflac from the time he joined the company in 1992 until 2015, and he served as a principal with KPMG LLP. 

Mr. Cloninger is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.