2017 U.S. Payments Forum Member Recognition

The U.S. Payments Forum working committees and steering committee make significant contributions to the payments industry–publishing educational resources and providing guidance on the implementation of new payments technologies. This work could only be accomplished through the tremendous commitment of the many individuals who participate in and contribute to Forum projects. The results of the Forum’s work are helping to drive implementation of EMV and other new payments technologies in the U.S.

Each year, the U.S. Payments Forum recognizes the top individual contributors and publishes the “honor roll”– the individuals who were leading contributors and participants in the Forum projects and activities. The 2017 Honor Roll was compiled based on committee leadership, project leadership, project participation and meeting contributions from January through December 2017.

The U.S. Payments Forum thanks all of our members for their contributions and for their enthusiastic participation in projects that make a difference for the industry. The Forum also thanks the member-elected committee chairs, who devote their time and expertise to lead Forum activities.

Click here to see the full list of published Forum resources.

ATM Working Committee

2017 Co-Chairs

  • Marcelo Castro, Diebold
  • Craig Demetres, JPMorgan Chase
  • Brenda Pino, BMO Harris Bank N.A

Top Contributors

  • Deborah Spidle, Paragon Application Systems
  • David Tente, ATMIA

CNP Fraud Working Committee

2017 Co-Chairs

  • Ben Dominguez, Visa
  • Malcolm Nunes, Fiserv

Top Contributors

  • Francine Dubois, NID Security
  • Anne Hagen, Wells Fargo
  • Janet LaFrence, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Leslie Pollard, UBS Bank

Communications and Education Working Committee

2017 Co-Chairs

  • Lori Breitzke, E&S Consulting
  • Mansour Karimzadeh, SCIL
  • Cynthia Knowles, FIS

Top Contributors

  • Scott Haney, Woodforest National Bank
  • Brian Russell, Verifone

Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee

2017 Co-Chairs

  • Deborah Baxley, PayGility Advisors
  • Bradford Loewy, Dover Fueling Solutions
  • Nick Pisarev, G+D Mobile Security

Top Contributors

  • Roberto Cardenas, TSYS
  • Steve Cole, Vantiv
  • Marianne Crowe, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Jackie Moore, Mastercard
  • Laura Townsend, Merchant Advisory Group

Petroleum Working Committee

2017 Co-Chairs

  • Kara Gunderson, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Tomas Levi, Gilbarco
  • Terry Mahoney, W. Capra Consulting Group

Top Contributors

  • Sharon Scace, Wex, Inc.
  • Linda Toth, Conexxus

Testing and Certification Working Committee

2017 Chairs

  • Cindy Kohler, Visa Inc.

Top Contributors

  • Kevin Emery, Discover Financial Services
  • Clyde Van Blarcum, American Express

Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee

2017 Co-Chairs

  • Jennifer Dogin, Mastercard
  • Joshua Martiesian, MTA
  • Nick Pisarev, G+D Mobile Security

Top Contributors

  • Amy Linden, MTA
  • Itai Sela, B2 Payment Solutions Inc.

U.S. Payments Forum Steering Committee

2017 Officers

  • Kristy Cook, Target
  • Karen Czack, American Express
  • Sarah Hartman, TSYS
  • Jesse Lee, Wells Fargo

Top Contributors

  • Charl Botes, Mastercard
  • Simon Hurry, Visa
  • Tom Rapkoch, Visa

U.S. Payments Forum Member Meeting

Top Contributors

  • Kristy Cook, Target
  • Melanie Gluck, Mastercard
  • Jesse Lee, Wells Fargo

U.S. Payments Forum Honor Roll

Over 120 members were recognized on the 2016 Forum Honor Roll for their contributions to Forum projects and member meetings. Click here for the full Honor Roll.

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