ATPC Wraps 2023 with Series of Transaction Alley Events

The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) wrapped a busy 2023 with a packed and eventful series of programs on December 12th in Atlanta. This full day, spotlighting Atlanta’s “Transaction Alley,” featured several core programs and numerous chances for the payments community to engage and expand relationships.

Visa’s Midtown offices played host for the day, which kicked off with the final Future Leaders class of the year. This four-year-old ATPC program identifies and educates rising professionals primed to lead the payments processing industry across technological, institutional, business development, and workforce portfolios. The program includes multiple networking and educational activities designed to enhance the future success of ATPC member and sponsor company rising professionals. And it expands industry
knowledge, creates onramps to government and regulatory engagement, and develops personal leadership skills for participants.

This final class focused on talent management and included a “Mentoring Fireside Chat” with Worldpay’s Ernie Buday and industry veteran Sue Dumbauld. And Judy Mar, VP of Human Resources at Fiserv, led a discussion of the Talent Management continuum. Applications for the 2024 class are live here and due January 20th.

The last ATPC board meeting of the year included staff presentations on critical federal and state public policy issues, and a Cyber Council update. Board Chair Rob Morris (SVP Business Development, Fiserv) gaveled his last meeting to a close and challenged the industry to look to the future. The ATPC will heed that call with its Vision 2027 Committee (“V27”), which will make recommendations for optimizing payments trade associations and “going to where the industry will be, not where it is.” Recommendations are expected in Q2.

Nearly 125 people attended the Transaction Alley Town Hall, which immediately followed the Q4 board meeting. The program provided a chance for elected officials, policy dignitaries, and executives to discuss the future of payments and why Atlanta plays such an important role in the industry. Speakers included Visa executive Michelle Gethers, Atlanta City Council President Doug Shipman, and University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue. Metro Atlanta Chamber President & CEO Katie Kirkpatrick moderated an industry panel, which rounded out the program. Panelists included: Barry McCarthy, President & CEO, Deluxe; Diana Mehochko, ATPC Board Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer for Payment Solutions at NCR Voyix; Dave Schneider, President, Pulse Network, Discover; and Jamie
Walker, CEO, Elavon.

The ATPC’s annual holiday party capped a successful day and year.

The ATPC team would like to thank Kirk Stuart and Patrick Williams of Visa for hosting the program.