U.S. Payments Forum Announces 2023 Steering Committee

Committee comprised of payments leaders from top organizations will guide Forum priorities

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Payments Forum today announces its 2023 Steering Committee and Officers. The group serves as a leadership organization within the Forum, essential in enabling efficient, timely and effective implementation of emerging and existing payment technologies in the U.S. market and beyond. The group is comprised of payments leaders representing top global and domestic payment networks, merchants, issuers, acquirers and industry suppliers.

The following members have been elected as Steering Committee officers for 2023: 

  • Chair: Manish Nathwani, SHAZAM
  • Vice chair: Joe Vasterling, Best Buy
  • Treasurer: Keri Crane, Jack Henry™
  • Secretary: Itai Sela, B2 Payments Solutions

The newly elected and returning 2023 U.S. Payments Forum Steering Committee members are:

Maureen Elworthy, J.P. MorganPreeti Kanwal, American Express
Simon Hurry, VisaTrent Addington, Walmart
Roberto Cárdenas, Global PaymentsScott Haney, Woodforest National Bank
Manish Nathwani, SHAZAMRoberta Braum, Starbucks
Joe Vasterling, Best BuyNancy Morgan, The Kroger Co.
Brett Chemaly, Discover® Financial ServicesErica Humiston, Target
Mike Yu, UnionPayDeb Baxley, PayGility Advisors
Keri Crane, Jack Henry™Berke Baydu, Mastercard
Lillie Platko, FISTerry Mahoney, W. Capra Consulting Group
Sara Walsh, Bank of AmericaNick Pisarev, Giesecke+Devrient
Itai Sela, B2 Payments SolutionsHeather Hatch, PAX Technology
Chris Roberts, Wells FargoAndy Patania, Elavon

“Cross-industry cooperation and the acceleration of payments innovation are critical to our organization’s mission,” said Jason Bohrer, executive director of the U.S. Payments Forum. “Through their dedication and leadership, members of the Steering Committee enable the Forum to create educational resources, empowering stakeholders to embrace forward-looking payment technologies that make transactions more frictionless and secure. We are grateful to our new and returning Steering Committee members and officers for their commitment to the industry.”

The Steering Committee manages the Forum and guides the priorities of the organization and its working committees, including ATM, Communication and Education, Debit Routing, Electric Vehicle (EV) Open Payments, Mobile and Touchless Payments, Payments Fraud, Petroleum, Testing and Certification and Transit Contactless Open Payments. Some of the Forum’s activities include identifying and providing guidance on implementation challenges, developing best practices for the implementation of payments technologies, providing industry education and creating deliverables such as white papers and webinars for industry stakeholders.

Additional information about the Steering Committee is available on the U.S. Payments Forum website.

About the U.S. Payments Forum
The U.S. Payments Forum is a cross-industry body that brings stakeholders together on neutral ground to enable efficient, timely and effective implementation of emerging and existing payment technologies. This is achieved through education, guidance and alternative paths to adoption. The Forum is the only non-profit organization whose membership includes the whole payments ecosystem, ensuring that all stakeholders have the opportunity to coordinate, cooperate on and have a voice in the future of the U.S. payments industry. The organization operates within the Secure Technology Alliance, an association that encompasses all aspects of secure digital technologies.

About the Secure Technology Alliance
The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. Through its U.S. Payments Forum, Identity and Access Forum and its collaborative working groups, the Alliance fosters open dialogue among industry stakeholders to explore and develop secure technology innovations in the payments, identity and access markets. By collaborating on education and guidance, the Alliance helps enable efficient, timely and effective implementation of large-scale, disruptive technologies. For more information, please visit

Sherlyn Rijos-Altman
Montner Tech PR

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