The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) today, announces the 2023 Future Leaders class, which kicks off in February with Payments 101. The 2023 class is the largest in the program’s four-year history and represents a cross-section of industry roles and ATPC member companies.

The ATPC Future Leaders program identifies and educates rising professionals primed to lead the payments processing industry across technological, institutional, business development and workforce portfolios. This yearlong program is comprised of multiple networking and educational activities designed to enhance the future success of ATPC member, and sponsor company rising professionals. ATPC is a government relations and economic development organization supporting payments processing industry visibility and growth. That’s why the Future Leaders Program expands industry knowledge, creates onramps to government and regulatory engagement, and develops leadership skills.

“The program has evolved so much since its early days when the COVID-19 Pandemic forced everyone into remote situations,” said Michael Mills, ATPC’s Chief Operating Officer and initiative leader. “The early Future leader participants helped shape the impactful program we offer now, which is brought to life by the payments process industry icons and leaders who present at each class; and we are grateful for their time and insights.”

Future Leaders includes four core courses: Payments 101 (February in Atlanta); Federal Government Relations 101 and ATPC Capitol Hill Fly-In (June in Washington); Leadership 101 (August in Atlanta); and Mentoring and Community Service (December in Atlanta). Participants are also invited to attend ATPC educational programs and receptions throughout the year. And the program offers opportunities for Future Leader alums to remain involved, from course planning to educational sessions and attending networking events.

“Future Leaders is one way we are supporting industry efforts to grow and diversify talent, while also building the next generation of payments processing government relations advocates,” said ATPC Executive Director H. West Richards. “We look forward to an exciting 2023 class, which includes 17 participants.”

The 2023 Future Leaders roster includes:

  • Aaron Arter, Director, APPS, Partner Management at American Express
  • Trevor Fraske, Sr. Dir., Financial Institutions Customer Management at Elavon
  • Meredith Blum, Integration Consultant Senior at FIS
  • Katy Carroll, Network Business Development Specialist at Fiserv
  • Jacob Guevara, Network Business Development Specialist at Fiserv
  • Scott Rivers, Director, Network Pricing at Fiserv
  • Francis Sheehan, Sr. Manager – Strategic Pricing at Fiserv
  • Piyush Verma, Data Scientist at Fiserv
  • Lexi Durant, Director of Product Development at InComm Payments
  • Karrea Kolb, Senior Project Manager at InComm Payments
  • Mary Reilly, Product Manager II at InComm Payments
  • Justin Sanders, Product Manager III at InComm Payments
  • Blynthia Hall, Supply Chain Manager, US at Ingenico, Inc.
  • Tim Reidy, Sales Executive, Retail Channel at Ingenico, Inc.
  • Jennifer Martinez, Executive Director, Solution Management at NCR Corporation
  • Adam Vicent, Risk Technology Solutions Manager at Payrix/FIS
  • Mia Chen, Fintech Business Development Manager at Visa

Sponsorship opportunities exist for each of the four courses. Please contact Michael Mills if you are interested in learning more.