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Andy Barlow, AAP

Executive Vice President, Macha/PAR

Andy serves as the Executive Vice President at Macha, Everything Payments, Everywhere. In this role, he is responsible for retail payments compliance and emerging payment systems. Andy has been at Macha for 18 years working with financial institutions and corporations to find solutions for their payment compliance challenges.

 

Andy’s prior experience includes correspondent banking at community banks. He speaks frequently on payment system risk and compliance topics. He served six years on Nacha’s Rules and Operations Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

 

Day 2 | "Payments Risk and Compliance: Current Ponderings on Common Audit Findings" | Woodland CD | 10:50 - 11:40am

 

 

Bill Sullivan

Senior Director & Group Manager, Nacha

Bill is responsible for Nacha’s government relations and industry outreach in support of the organization’s strategic objectives for the ACH Network and national association, to benefit the Nacha membership and those who utilize the ACH Network. 

 

Day 2 | "Washington Insider: Payments Policy and Politics" | 1:15 - 2:15pm

 

 

Bradley Wilkes

CEO and Co-Founder, Open Payment Network (OPN)

Bradley Wilkes provides next-generation real-time payment for financial institutions and their customers. OPN is a founding sponsor of the US Faster Payments Council. Before founding OPN, Bradley founded ProPay, Inc., a registered ISO/MSP and third-party payment processor for payment card networks and their member Financial Institutions. He’s been awarded six payment-related patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He received an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University.

 

Day 1 | "Keynote: Don't Get Left Behind on Instant Payments Adoption" | 9:15 - 10:30am

 

David Rathke

Item Processing, Lockbox and Document Imaging Solutions Architect, FIS

David Rathke is a Pre-Sales Solution Architect for the Image Processing, Lockbox and Content Management products supporting the Community Bank and Large Financial Bank sales team. He assists the Account and Sales Executives with presentations and demos to highlight the capabilities of the Image Solutions product set. David joined FIS in 2017 as the Item Processing product manager before joining the sales team in 2019. Prior to joining FIS, he worked at a financial institution for 30 years in various roles including Item Processing Site Manager, Float Manager and Treasury Management Product Manager.

 

Day 1 | "Check Fraud" | Woodland CD | 10:40 - 11:30am

 

Debbie Smart

Senior Product Marketer, Q2

As a senior product marketer at Q2, Debbie Smart serves as the voice of the modern banking customer and the evolving financial services industry. With more than 40 years of banking and treasury management experience, Debbie works to deeply understand Q2’s existing and desired customers, leveraging market research and competitive intelligence to forge new partnerships and influence product capabilities across Q2’s business product suite.

 

Prior to joining Q2, Debbie served in multiple senior management roles in the financial services industry where she guided product development, payments innovation and more. She also spent many years at an FI managing the cash management department and operations for electronic payments.Throughout Debbie’s career in financial services, she has been a featured speaker at numerous industry-wide conferences and has served on multiple boards, councils and task forces, including the Association for Financial Technology Board of Directors, NACHA’s Payments Innovation Alliance, the Federal Reserve System’s Faster Payments Task Force and the U.S. Faster Payments Council.

 

In her free time, Debbie is an avid scuba diver and traveler. When she’s not out on an adventure, you can find her curled up with a good book at home.

 

Day 1 | "Keynote: Don't Get Left Behind on Instant Payments Adoption" | 9:15 - 10:30am

 

Jennifer Aguilar

Senior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP

Jennifer Aguilar is a senior associate in Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group. She counsels financial services clients on regulatory and transactional matters, with a focus on payments laws and network rules.

 

Jennifer advises clients on matters relating to the Nacha Operating Rules and Guidelines, card network rules, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), Truth in Savings Act (TISA), Expedited Funds Availability Act (EFA Act) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA),and a variety of state laws.

 

Before joining Alston & Bird, Jennifer was an associate at a law firm in a leading consumer financial services group, where she advised clients on requirements relating to consumer protection and disclosures, deposit products, payment cards, credit cards, checks, and installment lending. She also served as counsel at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), where she provided comprehensive compliance assistance on the federal consumer financial services regulations to the nation's credit unions.

 

Day 1 | "Fraud and Dispute Claims: Intake, Investigation, and Resolution" | Woodland CD | 2:30 - 3:20pm

 

Joni Hopkins, AAP

Vice President, Federal Reserve Financial Services

Joni Hopkins is a Vice President for the Federal Reserve’s Product and Relationship Management Group  based out of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Hopkins’ responsibilities include engaging and collaborating with community financial institutions throughout the United States to help define and prioritize system improvements that advance payment speed, efficiency, and security.   

Hopkins has been with the Federal Reserve System for over 25 years. Her background is rooted in advising community financial institutions across the United States related to payments.

 

In addition to her experience at the Federal Reserve, Hopkins has worked for two commercial financial institutions and a Payments Association. She was awarded the EPCOR Marquis Award for outstanding leadership, innovation and excellence in the development, implementation or advancement of electronic payments and risk mitigation solutions and is known as a champion for electronic banking services.

 

Day 1 | "Keynote: Don't Get Left Behind on Instant Payments Adoption" | 9:15 - 10:30am

 

Kevin Miyamoto

Co-Founder and COO, Identifee

Kevin Miyamoto is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Identifee, responsible for all operational and administrative procedures. Prior to working at Identifee, Kevin worked at Corporate Executive Board (now part of Gartner), and spent a number of years working in multiple roles in Wells Fargo’s Payments, Virtual Solutions, and Innovations Team. Most recently, Kevin was the Business Manager in Wells Fargo’s Sponsorship Team, managing over $850B of payment volume.

 

Day 2 | "Unlocking Efficiency in Banking: Levering AI for Streamlined Workflows" | Hearthside | 10:50 - 11:40am

 

Kevin Olsen, AAP, APRP, CHPC, NCP

The Payments Professor

Kevin Olsen is a renowned expert and educator in the field of payments. With over two decades of experience, he is known as the "Payments Professor" for his ability to simplify complex concepts and make them accessible to anyone.

As a speaker, Kevin has a unique talent for engaging his audience with his passion for the subject matter. He has been invited to speak at industry conferences, academic institutions, and corporate events around the world.

Kevin is highly respected in the payments industry for his insights on emerging technologies, regulatory issues, and consumer behavior. He has consulted for financial institutions and technology companies, providing strategic guidance on product development and market positioning.

Kevin holds a master’s in industrial organizational psychology from Liberty University that he uses to study trends and behaviors in electronic payments and as a professional coach and consultant. He is a frequent commentator in the media, appearing on television and radio programs to discuss payments trends and issues.
Kevin is an NCP (National Check Payments Certification) and an NCP Certified Trainer, in this capacity, Kevin provides education and support on electronic payments, instant payments and check processing as well as payments rules and regulations.

As an Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP), Kevin demonstrates and applies knowledge of risk management process, procedures and controls across multiple payment channels.

Kevin also has held Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications that have allowed him to gain expertise in the area of payments fraud and cybercrime.

 

Mary Gilmeister, AAP, NCP

President & CEO, Macha/PAR

Currently Mary is the President of Macha, and an Accredited ACH Professional and a National Check Professional (NCP). Mary has been President of WACHA/Macha for 28 years. Mary is also President of Payment Advisory Resource (PAR) a subsidiary of Macha. Mary has served on the Nacha, Marketing Committee, the Nacha Board of Directors and chaired a Nation Wide Direct Deposit Campaign in 1998 and participated on the Federal Debit Collection Improvement Act of 1996.

 

In addition, Mary has chaired many national rule making committees for Nacha and has served on many panels. Mary has participated in developing a program with the State Bar Association of WI and participated on a program for the state to change legislation on Financial Elder Abuse. She is actively working with the CFPB in establishing networks and speaking on Financial Elder Abuse.

 

Mary speaks nationally at the Nacha conference, and other conferences nationwide.

 

Day 1 | "Welcome" | 9:00 - 9:15am

 

Mike Reynolds

Vice President, Technology Management Resources (TMR)

Mr. Reynolds is a 30+ year veteran in the banking technology and payments industry. 

 

As a frequent speaker at industry payment conferences, Mr. Reynolds brings a broad understanding of the key business, technology and management drivers affecting the payments industry today.

 

He is currently Vice President at TMR Solutions, Inc. 

 

Day 1 | "Is Checkless Lockbox the Future" | Woodland AB | 10:40 - 11:30am

 

Nanci McKenzie, JM, AAP, APRP

Independent Consultant, Nanci McKenzie LLC

Nanci McKenzie is an experienced speaker and a recognized expert in the field of payment technology. She currently is an independent consultant. With over 38 years of experience in the payment technology industry, Nanci has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in payment processing, fraud prevention, and risk management. 

 

Prior to consulting opportunities, Nanci was with Affirmative Technologies. Nanci held senior leadership positions at financial institutions and payment technology companies, where she oversaw product development, strategic planning, and deposit operations. Her experience has provided her with a deep understanding of the payment technology landscape and the challenges that financial institutions face in this rapidly evolving industry. 

 

Nanci holds a B.S. in Business and Information Management from Seminole State College and a Juris Master's degree in Financial Regulation & Compliance from Florida State University College of Law. She is currently working toward her Master of Legal Studies from Thomas R. Kline College of Law at Drexel University in two concentrations, Financial Regulatory Compliance and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy. She is also an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and an Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP). 

 

Day 1 | "The Adventures of Being a Data
Detective: Locating and Evaluating Data
Soruces to Ensure Effective Transaction
Monitoring" | Woodland AB | 2:30 - 3:20pm

 

Norman Robinson

Retired, ePayResources

Norman is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS in Business Management and a minor in accounting. He served in the Army Reserve 1972-1979. He worked for the Richmond Federal Reserve 1973-1979, in a management training program with work in Check Collection, Staff Training, Float Analysis, and Internal Audit. He joined the Virginia ACH Association in 1979 as Executive Director, concurrently serving as Vice President of the Virginia Bankers Association. Served as President of the Commonwealth Assoc of Financial Professions. Certifications: Bank Management Certification, AAP, CTP.  Merged in WV, NC & FL changing the name to EastPay.  After 38 years leading the association as President & CEO of EastPay (now ePayResources) he retired in 2016 as President Emeritus.

 

Norman lives in Richmond, VA and is married to Joan (49 years) with four children and nine grandchildren.  In retirement, Norman earned a certification as a Master Gardener and always has his hands in the dirt.

 

Day 1 | "Payments Through Time: Reflecting on the Past and Charting the Future" | Hearthside | 10:40 - 11:30am

 

Paul Carrubba

Of Counsel, Adams and Reese, LLP

Paul is Of Counsel in the law firm of Adams and Reese LLP. His primary focus is on Banking Law and legal issues dealing with payment system laws and regulations and bank operations issues. He is a frequent speaker at industry trade organization events, vendor user conferences and Webinars on banking and banking law issues. He serves as litigation consultant and expert witness in matters dealing with banking procedures and has over 49 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before starting the practice of law, Paul was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Carreker Corp., Dallas, Texas. In this position, he had responsibility for the management of the P&L for the software business units. Prior to joining Carreker, Paul started a consulting firm and provided bank operations consultation to banks in the U.S., litigation support and expert testimony, and legal services to financial institutions.

 

Paul started his banking career at Deposit Guaranty National Bank in Jackson, MS where he worked for over twenty years. At the time of his departure, he was Senior Vice President and Manager of Operations, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southern Financial Exchange, was a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), a member of the Bank Administration Institute’s Council for Educational Services and the Operations and Technology Commissionand Chairman of the Operations and Automation Committee of the Mississippi Bankers Association. He is the author of six books including: Revised UCC Article 3 and 4, A Banker’s Guide to Checks, Principles of Banking, and Remote Deposit Capture Practical Considerations.

 

Day 1 | "Payments Through Time: Reflecting on the Past and Charting the Future" | Hearthside | 10:40 - 11:30am

 

Peter Tapling, APRP

Managing Director, PTap Advisory, LLC

Peter Tapling is an advisor, board member and investor at the intersection of payments, risk, and emerging technologies. Prior to founding PTap Advisory, LLC, Peter acted as CCO for Spring Labs, CRO for Early Warning Services, and was founding CEO for Authentify. Peter serves as a strategic advisor and board member for several technology companies. Peter serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Faster Payments Council, the Board of Regents for The Payments Institute, as a technology advisor to the Board of Directors for ePayResources and as a member of the Federal Reserve Scams Information Sharing work group. Peter is an Accredited Payments Risk Professional and a member of the Association for Financial Professionals. 

 

Day 1 | "Digital Assets: Beyond the Hype" | Hearthside | 2:30 - 3:20pm

 

Day 1 | "General Session: Ripped from the Headlines" | 3:45 - 4:45pm

 

Todd Koehn

VP Faster Payments Solutions, Bankers' Bank

Todd Koehn, VP Faster Payment Solutions at Bankers’ Bank, has more than 18 years of payments and financial industry experience, with past roles at payments providers and core processors, he has presented to over 250+ Community Banks on RTP/FedNow. Todd understands the technology needs of community banks to help them serve a diverse customer base while at the same time, making their processes more efficient and how to save money or make money with these new payment rails. Todd helps community banks better understand Real Time Payments/FedNow, how RTP/FedNow can help retain, attract and grow critical banking relationships and the benefits of adopting Bankers’ Bank’s Aite-Novarica awarding Funding Agent Solution with liquidity management to facilitate settlement.

 

Todd is a member of the Bankers’ Bank Strategic Planning Committee for all things payments, including instant payments, instant settlement and Crypto. He also works with community banks to create effective payments & technology strategies and seeks out new partnerships for Bankers’ Bank.

 

Day 2 | "Why Instant? Why Now?" | Hearthside | 9:45 - 10:35am