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Lead Story

The patent quest

News

Industry Update

Studies point to shifting consumer card use

PCI 2.0 refines, clarifies compliance process

Global payments remain strong

Upward surge continues in electronic payments

Trade Association News

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Innovation in prepaid

David Parker
Polymath Consulting Ltd.

The low-fee future for prepaid

Views

A look at this season's payment data

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Counterparty risk: Keeping the discussion alive

Ken Musante
Eureka Payments LLC

Establishing your online identity

Nicholas Cucci
Network Merchants Inc.

Marketing with credibility and impact

Daniel Wadleigh
Marketing Consultant

Contactless taps new markets

Dale S. Laszig
Castles Technology Co. Ltd.

Company Profile

Impact Payments Recruiting

New Products

Real-time RDC

Deposit 24/7 remote deposit capture suite
Wausau Financial Systems Inc.

Inspiration

It's more than a numbers game

Features

ISOMetrics:
How much will consumers spend this holiday season?

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

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The Green Sheet Online Edition

November 22, 2010  •  Issue 10:11:02

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Trade Association News

W.net brimming with good news

#dcf_October 2010 was a banner month for Women Networking in Electronic Transactions (W.net). The organization - which is dedicated to fostering women's leadership in the payments industry through education, networking and mentoring - revealed the winners of its third annual DIVA Awards. It also brought in a new executive director and celebrated the national recognition of one of its co-founders.

The winners

Winners of W.net's DIVA Awards were fĂȘted during the organization's Career & Leadership Summit held Oct. 14 to 15, 2010, in La Jolla, Calif., directly following the Western States Acquirers Association's annual meeting. The winners follow:

New leadership

W.net welcomed seasoned nonprofit marketing and outreach executive Ellen J. Galant as its new Executive Director and bid a grateful farewell to outgoing Executive Director Michele Jerome.

"Ellen Galant's background is a perfect fit to propel W.net forward in this growing industry," said Joan Mitchell, W.net President and Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Moneris Solutions. "Her background working with C-suite executives will assist the organization in reaching out to our membership and the business community more effectively." Mitchell praised Jerome for focusing "the organization's resources on a growth path."

On Targan

Mitchell also gave kudos to W.net co-founder Holli Targan for being included for the second consecutive year in The Best Lawyers in America 2011. Targan, a partner in the law firm Jaffe Raitt Heuer Weiss, PC, chairs the firm's Finance Law Group and specializes in payments industry matters such as credit and debit card processing, stored value and merchant cash advance.

Targan is also the President of the Electronic Transactions Association and past President of W.net. "Congratulations to Holli Targan for her being honored by her peers as a best lawyer in this complex industry," Mitchell said. "She is one of the visionaries behind the creation of W.net and continues to be a driving force."

W.net was founded in 2005 by Targan, Mary Gerdts, Linda Perry and Diane (Vogt) Faro. The organization includes members from all walks of the payments industry, from newbies to seasoned chief executives.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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