Partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Payments Advisory Council to serve as the educational clearinghouse and convener on topics influencing the financial technology and payments processing industry today, and in the future. The ATPC worked closely with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to create this platform in 2016.

  • Team Lead: H. West Richards, Executive Director, ATPC- Email









Cyber Council and Forum

The Cyber Forum was organized to bring together ATPC member companies, its CISOs and cybersecurity experts to increase industry cybersecurity resiliency by identifying areas of shared risk and sharing best practices needed to address the evolving cyber risk with a focus on the Transaction Alley’s ecosystem.

To support this goal, the ATPC Cyber Council was created to build a multi-year strategy to help strengthen the industry’s ability to address cybersecurity risks as well as share information to help prevent, detect, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks.

  • Chair: Michael Lashlee, Deputy Chief Security Officer, Mastercard
  • Team Lead: Norma Krayem, Cyber Council Director and Vice President & Chair, Privacy and Digital Innovation, Van Scoyoc Associates
  • “ATPC Hosts 2020 Transaction Cyber Forum”





Future Leaders

A young professional leadership program that identifies future payments stars who can contribute to the industry and organization and provides insights and tools that continue their progress. The Future Leaders program offers initiatives that expand industry knowledge, create an onramp to government and agency engagement, and provide basic leadership skill development.


COVID-19 Task Force

An initiative to bring together member companies’ CROs and COVID-19 response leaders to share best practices and industry concerns. The Task Force participants also regularly meet with policymakers, regulators, and cybersecurity and industry experts to learn more about the pandemic and how to respond.







An annual policy, technology and process meeting of the 20 most important people in the world of payments and head U.K. and U.S. government regulators, central bankers and political financial ministers. The meetings will rotate annually between London and the U.S. A program created by the ATPC in 2016 and turned over to a nonprofit management board in 2019.






FinTech Academy

A collaboration between Georgia’s Fintech industry and the University System of Georgia- Is a talent development initiative that gives learners the specialized educational experiences needed to enter the fintech sector regardless of where they live in the state or the college in which they enroll. The ATPC created the idea for this program in 2015 and supported the University System of Georgia’s efforts to flesh out the concept into its current robust format.







FinTech Atlanta

A coalition of companies (Fortune 500s to Startups) and other organizations working to cement Atlanta as the recognized global capital of financial technology. The group seeks to fund and fuel business and job recruitment, retention, and expansion across the fintech ecosystem in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. The ATPC partnered with the Technology Association of Georgia and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce to plan and launch this organization in 2015.