The U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC) leadership includes the acting executive director and Board of Directors. As a principles-based organization, its structure, operations and activities are designed to adhere to the fundamental values of inclusiveness and fairness; flexibility and responsiveness; and transparency in decision-making. The FPC Board of Directors is comprised of voting members that represent the six membership segments.

Executive Director

Kim Ford

U.S. Faster Payments Council

Business End-Users

John Drechny

Merchant Advisory Group

Reed Luhtanen

Walmart Inc
FPC Secretary/Treasurer

Perry Star

Target Corporation

Consumer Organizations

Cathy Mansfield

National Consumer Law Center

Adam Rust

Reinvestment Partners

Financial Institutions

Michael Bilski

North American Banking Company FPC Chairperson

Roy DeCicco*


Mark Keeling

The Bankers Bank

Robert L. Palmer

Community Bankers Association of Ohio


Susan Doyle


Jim Kaitz*

Association for Financial Professionals

Steve Kenneally

American Bankers Association

Jane Larimer


Payment Network Operators

Matt Friend

Global Real-time Payments, Visa

Andrea Gilman


Steve Ledford

The Clearing House

Technology Providers

Gene Neyer

Icon Solutions

Deborah Phillips

Jack Henry & Associates Inc.
FPC Vice Chairperson

Pat Thelen*


*At – large member