U.S. Payments Forum Elects 2018 Steering Committee & Recognizes Outstanding Contribution Members of 2017

The U.S. Payments Forum announced on Monday it has elected its 2018 Steering Committee. According to the organization, the Steering Committee manages the Forum and guides the priorities and plans of the organization and its working committees – ATM; Card-Not-Present Fraud; Communication and Education; Mobile and Contactless Payments; Petroleum; Testing and Certification; and Transit Contactless Open Payments.

Randy Vanderhoof, director of the U.S. Payments Forum, stated:

“Part of what makes the U.S. Payments Forum such a successful organization is the constant and active participation from our members representing all segments of the industry – issuers, merchants, acquirers, processors, domestic debit networks, industry suppliers and global payment networks,” said . “The Forum’s leadership is integral in guiding the success of the organization, and its diverse cross-industry makeup helps to give the Forum a balanced voice and allows us to better address the needs of the entire payments ecosystem.”

The Steering Committee members elected for 2018-2019 are:

  • Steve Cole, Vantiv
  • Kara Gunderson, CITGO Petroleum
  • Scott Haney, Woodforest National Bank
  • Kathy Hanna, Kroger
  • Art Harper, PSCU
  • Manish Nathwani, SHAZAM
  • Nick Pisarev, G+D Mobile Security
  • Joseph Vasterling, Best Buy

The full U.S. Payments Forum Steering Committee is:

  • Steve Cole, Vantiv
  • Jesse Lee, Wells Fargo – Vice Chair
  • Kristy Cook, Target – Chair
  • Oliver Manahan, Infineon Technologies
  • Karen Czack, American Express – Secretary
  • Manish Nathwani, SHAZAM
  • John Drechny, Walmart
  • Jesse Pamperin, McDonald’s
  • Melanie Gluck, Mastercard
  • Nick Pisarev, G+D Mobile Security
  • Kara Gunderson, CITGO Petroleum
  • Tom Pouliot, Unionpay
  • Scott Haney, Woodforest National Bank
  • JC Raynon, PayPal
  • Kathy Hanna, Kroger
  • Ellie Smith, Discover
  • Art Harper, PSCU
  • Jamie Topolski, Fiserv
  • Marie Jordan, TSYS
  • Joseph Vasterling, Best Buy
  • Linda Horwath, JCB
  • Bob Woodbury, FIS/NYCE
  • Simon Hurry, Visa Inc.
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