ATPC staff traveled to New York last week for a series of meetings with state legislators to introduce them to our industry, organization and member companies. The team, led by Chief Strategy Officer Michael Mills, met with New York State Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R-131) and State Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-56). Both legislators were new to their positions in the state legislature and demonstrated interest in learning about the industry, and the team discussed some of the most-relevant issues that were addressed in the 2021 session. Sen. Cooney offered to arrange meetings with his Albany colleagues for a larger ATPC state fly-in during the 2022 session.
The ATPC’s state expansion efforts are a critical platform in promoting and protecting the payments industry. State legislative decisions have a major impact on the industry and it is imperative that we educate state elected officials about the importance of the payments industry locally and nationally. The ATPC has led a robust state engagement strategy In Georgia since its founding, and also made inroads with Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, and now New York, legislatures the past few years.