U.S. Faster Payments Council Announces 2022 Board Advisory Group

For Immediate Release

Aug. 2, 2022 – 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 2022-2023 FPC Board Advisory Group, a standing body authorized by the FPC Board of Directors. The Board Advisory Group represents a broad range of payments industry professionals to ensure diversity of background, experience, and perspective.

New members of the FPC’s Board Advisory Group include Travis Dulaney, Timeis.io; Andrew Gómez, Lipis Advisors; Ronald Herman, Sionic; Laura Menken, Early Warning Services – Zelle; Sheila Noll, Midwest Independent BankersBank; Sam Pate, Citizens Bank & Trust; Rodman Reef, Reef Karson Consulting, LLC; Booshan Rengachari, Finzly; and Mike Shepard, First National Bank.

Returning Board Advisory Group members include Michael Black, iSoftware4Banks; Tony Cook, FirstBank; Tim Dwyer, Nationwide Insurance; Brad Ganey, Catalyst Corporate FCU; Mary Gilmeister, Macha; Scott Harkey, Endava; Jorge Jimenez, Juniper Payments; Vlad Jovanovic, PSCU; Josh Karoly; Netflix; Jane Larimer, Nacha; 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; and Steven Wasserman, Vments.

“We’re excited to announce this year’s FPC Board Advisory Group with several instrumental members returning to serve another term and nine new members who bring diverse expertise and strong business acumen,” said FPC Board Chairperson Michael Bilski. “The vast amount of knowledge these industry leaders contribute and passion for faster payments will help continue to fuel our organization and mission.”

Formed in 2020, 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 two years, the Board Advisory Group has offered insights on topics including new work group formations, diversity and inclusion, components of a payments ecosystem, barriers to adoption, and successful faster payments use cases.

“With broad and varied representation, our Board Advisory Group helps ensure we are always providing value to the industry and taking impactful steps to get us closer to our ubiquitous faster payments goal,” said FPC Executive Director Reed Luhtanen. “We deeply appreciate the Group’s commitment to the vision of the FPC, and their involvement, contributions, and input will help us power the significant work that will continue to move us forward.”

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 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 FasterPaymentsCouncil.org.

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