MOBILE, Ala., Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) announced today that Terry Pefanis accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer and Mary Hyland was promoted to Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer. In addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer, Pefanis will serve as a Vice President and the Chief Compliance Officer at SSI. Pefanis was previously the Chief Financial Officer for Healthtech Holdings, Inc., where he was responsible for financial operations. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Big Idea, an animation studio, from February 2003 until January 2008. Pefanis held various operating and financial positions, including Chief Financial Officer of the Creative Content Division of Gaylord Entertainment Company and related entities from 1994 to 2002. He also worked for Price Waterhouse from 1983 to 1994. Hyland has worked at SSI since 2001 and previously served as Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer. Prior to joining the company, she worked for over 20 years in healthcare management in various administrative roles for hospitals, health plans and as a healthcare consultant. She received an Associate of Science in Registered Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of West Florida and obtained a Master of Business Administration from Regis University. During her tenure with SSI, Hyland has led privacy, security and compliance initiatives and other regulatory initiatives for state, regional and federal agencies and programs. She coordinates certification initiatives for EHNAC, SAS 70 and CORE/CAQH and developed SSI's Quality Assurance Department and Education and Training Division. Hyland serves on the Board of Directors for the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange and previously served on the Boards of HIMSS/Medical Banking Project and the Association for Electronic Health Care Transactions (AFEHCT). She currently chairs the HIMSS Corporate Special Interest Group and serves on various committees on ICD-10, Privacy and Security for WEDI, HIMSS and the Cooperative Exchange. Hyland is the recipient of WEDI's Award of Merit, WEDI Distinguished Service Award, as well as distinguished service as Chair and committee participation for HIMSS.