The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) selected 11 participants from six member companies to participate in the 2021 Future Leaders program. Class participants represent a breadth of experience and roles, and the following ATPC member companies: NCR; FIS; Deluxe; Elavon; SpeedChain; and Fiserv. The class includes the following members:

  • Christen Blom, Chief of Staff for Debit Networks in Card Services, Fiserv
  • Amanda Bond, Senior Business Process Analyst, Payment Solutions at FIS
  • Beth Bourgoin, Product Manager, Integrated Receivables at Deluxe
  • Drew Cryster, Chief of Staff, SpeedChain
  • Ryan Halleran, Business Process Manager, FIS
  • Jakob Harrison, CardPro Director of Business Operations, FIS
  • Damodar Mahajan, Product Strategist, Fiserv
  • Kathryn Mattson, Business Systems Analyst, FIS
  • Dipti Muni, Data Scientist, Business Intelligence, Card Services at Fiserv
  • Kim Osborn, CEO Chief of Staff, Head of Employee Experience at Elavon
  • Charles Woodall, Software Engineering Manager, NCR

The Future Leaders Program identifies and educates rising professionals primed to lead the payments processing industry across technological, institutional, business development and workforce portfolios. This year-long program is comprised of multiple networking and educational activities to enhance future success of ATPC member and sponsor company young professionals. The ATPC is a government relations and economic development organization supporting payments processing industry visibility and growth. That’s why the Future Leaders Program expands industry knowledge, creates onramps to government and regulatory engagement, and develops leadership skills.

The ATPC will expand the Future Leaders curriculum this year to four classes taking place over six months. The first class will take place in Atlanta this August and will cover the “Art of Mentoring.” Participants will learn best practices for identifying and leveraging mentors. The second class, “Government 101,” will take place in September as part of the ATPC’s annual Capitol Hill Fly-In and Q3 Board of Directors meeting. Participants will learn how government impacts the payments process industry and best practices for participating in legislative and regulatory dialogues. Future Leaders will join ATPC members the next day, as we educate members of Congress and regulators about the positive impact our industry has on the American economy.

The “Leadership 101” class will follow in November, offering participants insights into the tools and resources necessary to grow within their companies and the industry. Topics covered will include: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; business ethics; workplace communication; and project management (among other topics). The final class, “Technical Expertise” will explore how the industry functions today and into the future. A graduation ceremony will follow the last program in December.