U.S. Faster Payments Council Announces Inaugural Board Advisory Group

Aug. 17, 2020 – The U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC), a membership organization devoted to advancing faster payments in the United States, today announced its newly formed FPC Board Advisory Group, a standing body authorized by the FPC Board of Directors.

Members of the FPC’s inaugural Board Advisory Group include Tony Cook, FirstBank; Tim Dwyer, Nationwide Insurance; Brad Ganey, Catalyst Corporate FCU; Mary Gilmeister, MACHA; Rusiru Gunasena, Jack Henry;  Bridget Hall, ACI Worldwide; Charles Harkness, Corporate One Federal Credit Union;  Jorge Jimenez, Juniper Payments; Josh Karoly; Netflix; Jane Larimer, Nacha; Devon Marsh, Wells Fargo; Steve Mott, Better Buy Design; Gene Neyer, U.S. Bank; Judy Nguyen, American Express; Michael Sklow, Goldman Sachs; Connie Theien, Federal Reserve; Kevin Toner, MITRE Corporation; Steven Wasserman, Vments; and Laura Weinflash, Early Warning. 

“We’re pleased to welcome these incredible individuals to the inaugural FPC Board Advisory Group,” said FPC Board Chair Michael Bilski. “We thoughtfully selected this diverse group with industry experts from across the full spectrum of the payments ecosystem including financial institutions, payment network operators, technology providers, and business end users. They all share a common passion and interest in advancing the FPC’s mission and we look forward to their valuable contributions.”

The Board Advisory Group will advise the FPC Board of Directors and FPC Staff by providing additional perspectives outside those represented on the Board and assisting the FPC in capitalizing on and responding to trends in the faster payments market. 

“Our new Board Advisory Group brings together a dynamic group of leaders with extensive experience and unique perspectives on the current state of faster payments,” said FPC Executive Director Reed Luhtanen. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to work with such an accomplished Advisory Group and believe they will become a tremendous source of knowledge and guidance for the FPC as we progress along the path to ubiquitous, easy to use faster payments in the United States.”

The FPC prioritizes inclusion of diverse perspectives in tackling complex topics such as interoperability, identifying real-world solutions that can ease adoption of faster payments, managing security risks and fraud threats, addressing barriers to cross-border payments, and more, as the organization paves the way toward a future of faster payments for all. 

For more information on the FPC, its current work efforts or to join, visit FasterPaymentsCouncil.org.

Elizabeth Grice    
U.S. Faster Payments Council              

About the U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC)
The FPC is an industry-led membership organization whose mission is to facilitate a world class payment system where Americans can safely and securely pay anyone, anywhere, at any time and with near-immediate funds availability. By design, the FPC encourages a diverse range of perspectives and is open to all stakeholders in the U.S. payment system. Guided by principles of fairness, inclusiveness, flexibility and transparency, the FPC will use collaborative, problem-solving approaches to resolve the issues that are inhibiting broad faster payments adoption in this country. For more information, please visit FasterPaymentsCouncil.org. 

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