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NAOPP Announces New Leadership

Members of the National Association of Payment Professionals (NAOPP), a not-for-profit trade association for merchant level salespeople (MLSs), have elected a new Board of Directors.

The new officers and directors of NAOPP's board are:

  • President: Matthew Swinnerton, Austin, Texas
  • Vice President: Kathy Harper, Griffin, Ga.
  • Treasurer: Steve Schwimmer, Syosset, N.Y.
  • Secretary: Amy Garvey, Boiling Springs, S.C.
  • Vendor Director: Corey Saftler, Englewood, N.J.
  • MLS Director: Todd Sumrall, Milton, Fla.
  • MLSO Director: Ed Freedman, Basalt, Colo.
  • President Elect: Ken Hancock, Chicago

"I am really excited about working with this group of individuals," said Swinnerton. "We have such a diverse group on the board this time around. Everybody I have talked with on the new board has a 'get it done' kind of attitude, which is going to really help us accomplish our goals this year."

The NAOPP consists of MLSs from all over the United States. NAOPP Management Services mailed members a ballot, candidate biographies and a return envelope. During the election held Feb. 28 - March 10, 2005, members cast their votes with a paper ballot.

The newly elected officers and directors replace NAOPP's original board members, who were elected on an interim basis at NAOPP's kickoff meeting, held Oct. 10, 2003 in Orlando, Fla. (see "NAOPP Kickoff Event Scored!" The Green Sheet, Nov. 10, 2003, issue 03:11:01).

In less than two years as an association, NAOPP has made significant accomplishments. The organization has continued to increase its membership (it now boasts more than 275 members) and benefits for MLSs. NAOPP offers access to low cost legal consultation and representation, a 401(k) plan for all 1099 MLSs, and a health insurance plan available for one person or up to 100 people.

NAOPP's mission is to provide education, benefits, liaison, representation and certification for individuals selling in the payment processing industry.

For more information, visit www.naopp.com .

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