First Data in Atlanta has named retired JPMorgan senior executive Heidi Miller to its board of directors.

Miller joined First Data on Monday, the payments processing company said in a press release.

Miller brings "incredible knowledge and experience" along with cultural awareness that will be of great value to First Data's efforts to transform into a global firm, said Frank Bisignano, First Data chairman and CEO and former JP Morgan executive.

First Data's president Guy Chiarello also is a former JPMorgan Chase executive - he was chief information officer for almost six years. The company also hired several other top JPMorgan executives in quick succession, which led to a legal dispute with the bank.

Miller retired in 2012 as president of JPMorgan International, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co., after serving as CEO of JPMorgan Chase's treasury and security services and leading 35,000 people in 50 countries.

Prior to joining JPM, Miller held various executive posts at Bank One Corporation, Citigroup, General Mills and Progressive Corp.

"With her long list of accomplishments and keen insight into the effective management of global companies, we are extremely honored to have Heidi Miller join the board," said Henry R. Kravis, director for First Data and co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR). First Data was acquired by an affiliate of KKR and became a private company in 2007.

Miller's accomplishments have been recognized by, among others, American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking from 2003-2010 and Crain's list of the "50 Most Powerful Women in New York" in 2008.