The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) held their third Future Leaders meeting of the year on November 3rd at FIS’ Atlanta offices. The program featured real world best practices for team management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, while also covering career planning and leadership tools.

The program kicked off with a welcome from ATPC Executive Director H. West Richards, who expressed appreciation for FIS hosting the program at their Atlantic Station offices. American Transaction Processor Coalition Chief Strategy officer Michael Mills led a group exercise on “workplace communication. Mills pulled from his 25-plus year career in PR and public affairs with companies like Wal-Mart and agencies like Golin to provide lessons into effectively engaging and interacting with company leadership, colleagues, and direct reports.

Andrew Mobeley, Senior Director, Business Unit Manager at FIS Banking Solutions provided insights into teamwork and collaboration, sharing a process used at his company for optimal performance. Scott Sanchez, Vice President and Product Innovation Officer at Deluxe shared insights into how innovation and an “end-user” mindset leads to optimal outcomes in leadership and product development.

Jennifer Frasier, Senior Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity at FIS returned for her second year of lectures at Future Leaders. She covered the basics of inclusive workplaces and offered tolls for immediate deployment for Future Leaders in their workplace. The ATPC regularly brings lecturers from outside the industry to the program, which this class included Ryan Tucker, Co-Founder and CRO at Hakkoda. Ryan spoke about his “six rules of leadership” and talked about career trajectories, which led him to co-found Hakkoda earlier this year. Hakkoda’s mission is to ignite the power of data and embolden the changemakers to create a better world through implementation of Snowflake technology.

The program concluded with a group discussion about lessons learned, key takeaways and a Q&A.

The ATPC young professional leadership program identifies future Payments Processing stars who can contribute to the industry and organization and provides insights and tools that continue their progress. The ATPC is a government relations and economic development organization supporting payments processing industry visibility and growth. Therefore, the Future Leaders program offers initiatives that expand industry knowledge, build connectivity between colleagues working in different enterprises, create an onramp to government and agency engagement, and provide basic leadership skill development.

The second cohort of ATPC Future Leaders will participate in a “Technical Expertise” program December 8th in New York City, followed by a graduation celebration. This last course provides deep insight into the payments processing industry and future trends.