KENT, Ohio – January 4, 2021 – The Women's Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet) today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously elected new leaders to its Board, Executive Committee, and President’s Advisory Council. Deeply committed to Wnet’s mission, the 2021 additions offer broad leadership representation, enabling Wnet to empower women from the payments and fintech industry at every level. The full roster is available below and on the Wnet website.
Wnet Selects Executive Committee; Fiserv’s Mary Uslander Named Wnet President
Wnet 2021 Executive Committee
As part of the Executive Committee’s seamless leadership transition, Fiserv Senior Vice President of Commercialization and Client Experience Mary Uslander, previously President-Elect of Wnet, moves into the role of President of Wnet. Kelly Tufts, Vice President, Credit Operations, Discover Financial Services, is now President-Elect; Kelly Beatty, Chief Transformation Officer, FIS, is now Treasurer; and Polly Van Duser, SPHR, Senior Partner - Payments & Fintech, Greenings International, is now Secretary.
“I am honored to begin 2021 serving the Wnet community, announcing our new leadership, and celebrating our 15th year anniversary as a world-class non-profit designed to foster gender inclusivity within the financial services and fintech industries,” said Uslander. “I am excited to engage and empower the entire Wnet community to increase the leadership opportunities for women and their advocates.
"On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome our newest Board Directors: JPMorgan Chase’s Dawn Delaney and Protiviti’s Laura Gibson. Additionally, I would like to sincerely thank Joan Herbig for her tireless efforts as President during the challenging year of 2020, and Immediate Past President Carol Grunberg, General Manager, Money Movement and Innovation, Northwestern Mutual, for her continued support of our mission to empower and invest in women. Their guidance and dedication have been instrumental in enabling Wnet to expand our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the payments industry.”
Uslander joins an experienced, varied and energetic group of leaders, including:
Founding Members: Diane (Vogt) Faro, Retired Chief Executive Officer, JetPay Corporation; Linda Perry, Founder, Wnet; and Holli Targan, Attorney and Partner, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
2021 Executive Committee:
Wnet 2021 President’s Advisory Council Reflects Leadership at Every Level
The Wnet President’s Advisory Council members bring distinctive knowledge and subject matter expertise to the Board. The Council has been expanded to more fully represents the diverse voices of women leaders and male advocates across the payments industry and includes:
"Our 2021 leadership represent Wnet's goal of creating more leadership positions for the talented women and male advocates across the payments industry,” said Wnet CEO Wendy Holliday. “Partnerships with our sponsors, ETA, EWPN, Money20/20, RSPA, and others, along with our 2021 programs, including PayTechWomenLive and the Wnet Leadership Summit, will provide our members lasting connections with professionals from the global payments ecosystem.”
The Women's Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet) – celebrating 15 years of empowering and investing in women – is the premier professional organization for women in payments, providing personal enrichment no matter what stage members are in their careers. The organization provides world-class national and regional programming, fosters networking and promotes mentoring to help members achieve greater personal success, influence and professional parity. Incorporated in late 2005 and launched in 2006, Wnet is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization serving thousands of women across the global payments industry annually. For more information about national and regional events and programming, or to become a member, please visit www.wnetonline.org.
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Source: Company press release.