NACHA President and CEO, Janet Estep, Named One of the Most Influential Women in Payments

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

NACHA The Electronic Payments Associations President and CEO, Janet O. Estep, has been named to PaymentsSources list of the Most Influential Women in Payments. Estep was awarded this honor by the editors of PaymentsSource for her significant achievements, exceptional leadership, and promotion of innovation in the payments industry.

Jan’s leadership, passion, and dedication have resulted in the continued development and growth of the ACH Network, said Colleen Taylor, executive vice president, Treasury Management, Capital One, and NACHA Board Vice Chairperson. It is no surprise that she was awarded this prestigious designation. It is a testament to her vision of the future and commitment to industry collaboration to identify opportunities to move the ACH Network and payments industry forward.

A total of 20 payments executives, representing a wide range of payments constituencies, including issuing banks, payments networks, merchant acquirers, and payments technology companies, among others, were named to the 2013 Most Influential Women in Payments list. The honorees included: Ann Cairns, MasterCard; Ranjana Clark, PayPal/eBay; Joyce Cook, International CyberTrans; Donna Embry, Midwest Acquirers Association, Payment Alliance International; Kim Fitzsimmons, Cynergy Data; Annmarie “Mimi” Hart, MagTek; Lynn Heitman, U.S. Bancorp; Julie Joseforsky, Fifth Third Bancorp; Pamela Joseph, U.S. Bancorp; Laura Kelly, American Express; Deborah McWhinney, Citigroup; Cynthia Murray, Bank of America, and NACHA Board Member; Diane Offereins, Discover; Barbara Pacheco, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Linda Perry, independent consultant; Diane Reyes, HSBC; Ginger Schmeltzer, Fiserv; Jennifer Schulz, Visa; Secil Watson, Wells Fargo.

I am humbled to be recognized alongside such remarkable women, said Estep. Making an impact in the ever-changing payments industry is not an easy feat, and these women have been able to accomplish much to drive our industry forward. This designation is truly an honor.

As president and CEO of NACHA, Estep guides NACHAs daily operations and rulemaking processes, and works to encourage the development, promotion, and use of electronic payment solutions such as Direct Deposit via ACH and Direct Payment via ACH. Her responsibilities include ensuring that the ACH Network remains a safe, high-quality payments system, though enforcement of the fair and equitable NACHA Operating Rules, which govern the Network and guide risk management and create certainty for all participants.

Estep also leads NACHA in industry collaboration, education, and dialogue to support the development of innovative payment solutions, thereby strengthening the Network and the payments industry.

Prior to joining NACHA, Estep served as executive vice president of U.S. Banks Transaction Services division.

About NACHA The Electronic Payments Association

NACHA manages the development, administration, and governance of the ACH Network, the backbone for the electronic movement of money and data. The ACH Network provides a safe, secure, and reliable network for direct account-to-account consumer, business, and government payments. Annually, it facilitates billions of Direct Deposit via ACH and Direct Payment via ACH transactions. Used by all types of financial institutions, the ACH Network is governed by the fair and equitable NACHA Operating Rules, which guide risk management and create payment certainty for all participants. As a not-for-profit association, NACHA represents more than 10,000 financial institutions via 17 regional payments associations and direct membership. Through its industry councils and forums, NACHA brings together payments system stakeholders to foster dialogue and innovation to strengthen the ACH Network. To learn more, please visit,,, and

Related Federal Reserve Press Releases

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.

CIGI Experts Outline Prescriptions for Cannes Summit and Beyond in Special Report on G20 Issues

Waterloo, Ont. (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 With a possible euro zone collapse and Greek insolvency likely to dominate the upcoming [...]

Pathways Home Health and Hospice Satu Johal Receives CFO of Year of the Year Award; Silicon Valley Business Journal Honoree

Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Satu Johal, CFO at Pathways Home Health & Hospice, received the Silicon Valley Business [...]

Latest Financial Regulation News

Working Together Towards Better Financial Regulation and Stability in Asia Image by Asian Development Bank Tellers attend to clients in [...]

European financial regulation – 4 questions to Olivier Garnier (Societe Generale)

Olivier Garnier, Chief economist at Societe Generale Group, expresses his view on European financial regulation and its reform. Video interview [...]

AMS Health Care Mortgage Corporation Provides Debt Service Savings to Hospitals Utilizing FHA 242 Mortgage Insurance Program

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 An oft-overlook and relatively unknown federal program for hospitals seeking capital for needed and [...]

Vermont’s Captive Insurance Industry Off to Best Start Since 2005

Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) April 16, 2012 First quarter licensure of new captive insurance companies is off to a strong start [...]