Twelve participants were selected for the program representing a breadth of roles and companies. Unfortunately, three class members subsequently dropped out of the program due to leaving their organizations in this competitive employee marketplace. Current class members include:

  • Bo Brown, Senior Practice Leader, Payments Management at NCR
  • David Gauer, Software Engineering Manager at NCR
  • Nick Hanson, Product Operations Manager, Contracts and Pricing, Banking Organization at Fiserv, Inc.
  • Joe Helmy, Director, Emerging Verticals at Mastercard
  • Kortney Miller, Data Analytics Manager, Payments at Deluxe Corporation
  • Pratima Neti, Director, Merchant & Product Partnerships, Global Merchant and Network Services at American Express
  • Jaclene Pettigrew, Product Manager at Elavon
  • Jennifer Reid, Head of NAR Supply Chain at Ingenico Group US
  • Joel Rivera, Director, Operations at Fiserv, Inc.

The 2022 Future Leaders program includes a new wrinkle recommended by program alumni; all four classes will take place across two days. And they will feature a reception or team dinner. The course topics and meeting dates take place as follows:

  • June 6-7, Payments 101 (Chicago)
  • Aug 16-17, Leadership 101 (Atlanta)
  • Sept 20-21, Federal Government Relations 101 and ATPC Fly-In (Washington)
  • Dec 13-14, Mentoring and Graduation (Miami)
  • The kickoff class in Chicago included the following topics and speakers

Day One

  • Four-Party Payments System: Jamie Walker, CEO at Elavon; and Adam Brault, SVP, Financial Services at InComm
  • Participant Introductions: Your Place in the Ecosystem (a group discussion)
  • Threats to the Industry: Digital Transformation and Regulatory Landscape: Rob Morris, SVP, Business Development, Fiserv; and David Schneider, President of PULSE at Discover
  • ATPC Q2 Board of Directors Reception at Smith and Wollensky

Day Two

  • Day One Debrief and 2022 Program group discussion
  • Future of Payments, Financial Inclusion and Cryptocurrency: Andrea Blinkhorn, Director Americas Public Policy at FIS; and Jaime Yeager, VP of Business Development at InComm
  • Special Issues, Macro Acceptance Trends: Joel Henckel, SVP, US Market Acceptance at Mastercard
  • Future Leader Speed Networking
  • Group Reflections: Future Leader discussion