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ETA Announces 2017 Board of Directors

2017 Board Members and Officers Lead the Payments Industry through Unprecedented Industry Growth

WASHINGTON, DC ─ The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, announced today the election by the ETA membership of six Directors to two-year terms of service on its Board. ETA also announced its 2017 Officers and appointments to the Presidential Advisory Council of the ETA Board.

“ETA’s 2017 Board of Directors reflects our broadened membership, which includes the world’s largest payments and technology companies, and amplifies ETA’s leadership position as the voice of the payments industry,” said Jason Oxman, CEO of ETA. “Our Board includes leaders from financial institutions, merchant sales organizations and processors, technology companies, and networks – the entire payments technology ecosystem. These top executives will serve our membership well as ETA grows our industry through world class events like TRANSACT, education and credentialing programs, and policy advocacy.”

“I am thrilled to begin my term as the Chairman of the Board of ETA during this transformative time in our industry,” said Jeff Sloan, CEO of Global Payments and ETA’s 2017 Board Chairman and President. “I look forward to working with my fellow Board Members and the talented ETA staff to grow our industry through this great trade association.”

Six directors were confirmed by member vote to a two-year term on the board:

  • Sarah Arvin, SVP Chief Marketing and Product Officer, WorldPay
  • Eric Dunn, CEO, Quicken
  • Eric Hoffman, Director of Internet Software and Services, Apple
  • Kevin Jones, President and CEO, Anovia Payments
  • Chris Lee, President, North American Strategic Partnerships, Moneris Solutions
  • Julie Pukas, Head of US Bankcard and Merchant Solutions, TD Bank

The ETA Board of Directors also elected its Officers for 2017, who are:

  • Jeff Sloan, CEO, Global Payments – Chairman and President
  • Chuck Harris, President, NetSpend, a TSYS Company – President-Elect
  • Jennifer Miles – Treasurer
  • Tim Tynan, CEO, Bank of America Merchant Services – Secretary
  • Greg Cohen, Chief Operating Officer, iPayment – Immediate Past President

Also serving on the 2017 Board as Directors are:

  • Dan Charron, EVP Global Business Solutions, First Data
  • Guy Harris, President North America, Elavon
  • John Priore, President & CEO, Priority Payment Systems
  • Steve Klebe, Business Development, Google

Sloan announced appointments to the Presidential Advisory Council, whose members hold non-voting seats on the

ETA Board:

  • Souheil Badran, President, Americas, Ant Financial (Alipay)
  • Royal Cole, Group President, Merchant & Financial Institution Services, Vantiv
  • Reetika Grewal, Head of Payments Strategy & Solutions, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Joe Kaplan, CEO, Total Merchant Services
  • Dan Rosen, General Partner, Commerce Ventures
  • Drew Soinski, Executive Director, Global Enterprise Solutions , JP Morgan Chase & Company
  • Ben Volk, Director, Global Payment Acceptance & Experience, Amazon

Joining the ETA board as ex-officio members are the following representatives of the major payment networks:

  • Jan Estep, President & CEO, NACHA
  • Josh Goines, Senior Director for Global Business, PayPal
  • Sameer Govil, SVP, Global Merchant Core Products, Visa
  • Joel Henckel, Senior Vice President – Group Head for Emerging Verticals and Acceptance, MasterCard
  • Ed Jay, Executive Vice President for Merchant Services – Americas, American Express
  • Ricardo Leite, Vice President of Acquirer Relations, Discover Financial Services

For media inquiries, contact Meghan Cieslak, 202-677-7406, mcieslak@electran.org.

About ETA

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $7 trillion in purchases in the U.S. and deploying payments innovations to merchants and consumers.


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