U.S. Faster Payments Council Announces 2021 Board Advisory Group

For Immediate Release

July 29, 2021
– The U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC), a membership organization devoted to advancing safe, easy-to-use faster payments in the United States, today announced its 2021-2022 FPC Board Advisory Group, a standing body authorized by the FPC Board of Directors. Formed in 2020, the Board Advisory Group represents a range of payments industry professionals to ensure diversity of background, experience, and perspective.

Members of the FPC’s Board Advisory Group include Michael Black, iSoftware4Banks; Tony Cook, FirstBank; Tim Dwyer, Nationwide Insurance; Brad Ganey, Catalyst Corporate FCU; Mary Gilmeister, MACHA; Rusiru Gunasena, Jack Henry; Scott Harkey, Levvel; Sri Iyer, FIS; Jorge Jimenez, Juniper Payments; Vlad Jovanovic, PSCU; Josh Karoly; Netflix; Jane Larimer, Nacha; Devon Marsh, Wells Fargo; Gene Neyer, U.S. Bank; Judy Nguyen, American Express; Jonathan Prendergast, TD Bank; Craig Ramsey, ACI Worldwide; Michael Sklow, Goldman Sachs Bank USA; Peter Tapling, PTap Advisory, LLC; Connie Theien, Federal Reserve; Pat Thelen, Ripple; Steven Wasserman, Vments; and Laura Weinflash, Early Warning.

On behalf of the entire FPC Board of Directors, I am thrilled to announce the members of this year’s FPC Board Advisory Group,” said FPC Board Chair Michael Bilski. “This dynamic group will provide the FPC with unique perspectives to help us achieve and further amplify our vision of ubiquitous and secure faster payments in the United States. We value the contributions these experts make to the FPC’s mission through their thoughtful examination of the faster payments landscape.”

The Board Advisory Group advises 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. Over the past year, the Board Advisory Group has offered insights on topics including diversity and inclusion, components of a payments ecosystem, barriers to adoption, and successful faster payments use cases.

“Our Board Advisory Group plays an important role in driving the conversations around what’s next within faster payments,” said FPC Executive Director Reed Luhtanen. “This important dialogue will not only ensure we get to faster payments in the United States, but that we address the different aspects of faster payments to ensure broad adoption and ubiquitous reach. We are grateful to all the members of the FPC Board Advisory Group for contributing their time and energy to our collective effort.”

The FPC prioritizes industry collaboration in tackling complex topics such as interoperability among faster payments solutions, identifying real-world solutions that can ease adoption of faster payments, managing security risks and fraud threats, addressing barriers to financial inclusion and 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 vision is 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 uses collaborative, problem-solving approaches to resolve the issues that are inhibiting broad faster payments adoption in this country. For more information, please visit
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