ATPC established an awards program in 2016, with the goal of celebrating the organization’s progress and the people who helped move the industry needle.
In its inaugural year, the ATPC presented four awards as follows:
- Congressman Tom Price received the first “Legislative Champion” award for his early and steadfast championing of the ATPC concept, related legislation, and well-being in Congress and among the industry ecosystem
- Georgia State Senator Brandon Beach received the ATPC “State Legislative Champion” award for leadership in pushing Senate Resolution 883 through the 2016 state legislative session, creating a Joint Study Committee on FinTech Incentives
- Worldpay US was presented with the “Transaction Alley Corporate Excellence” award for their leadership in driving innovation, talent development, and industry collaboration through their investments in the ATDC, and leading the in-town migration
- Mark Lytle received the “Transaction Alley Citizen Award” at the ATPC’s holiday reception in December for his leadership in the early development of a FinTech curriculum to strengthen the talent pool and payments ecosystem in Georgia