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2016 Payments Management Conference
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2016 Payments Management Conference

May 11, 2016 to May 12, 2016









 Join NEACH at the

2016 Payments Management Conference

This must-attend event provides targeted content for Payments Executives, Strategists, Managers, Consultants, Analysts, Technologists and Payments Professionals.

This year’s conference features 4 NEW learning tracks offering enterprise-wide education relevant to payments professionals focused on operations, risk management, retail payments, fraud mitigation, and rules changes.

Click here to download the conference brochure.


Compliance Track

Due to the increasing number of regulations and need for operational transparency, financial institutions need to ensure that they do not cross the lines drawn by legislators, regulators or its board of directors. The role of the compliance team has never been more important as it is now in order to assess and test the adequacy of the financial institution policies and equipment, such as security and risk assessment tools. This track is aimed to assist the compliance team design and implement solutions to address any identified risks, develop compliance programs for new regulations, and oversee employee training programs.


Faster Payments Track

Faster Payments in the United States is trending, but what does that mean to you. This track will focus on recent developments in the Faster Payments ecosystem and identify key factors driving the movement. Sessions will concentrate on initiatives, solutions, tools, and the players and drivers of faster payments.  You will gain an understanding of what faster payments means to your organization now and in the near future.


Operation & Quality Track

Operations is the heartbeat of a financial institution. Having a comprehensive understanding of payments, from strategy to daily operation, strengthens not only payments but the institution as a whole. Sessions in this track will provide you with the information you need to stay ahead of the recent rule changes and to help your institution embrace the power of payments.


Risk & Fraud Track

The payments industry seems to be evolving daily. With this evolution, the importance of risk mitigation, fraud deterrence and recognizing red flags becomes even more instrumental in the daily operations of your financial institution. This track will focus on helping your institution mitigate the risk of fraud across various payment channels while continuing to embrace the changing landscape of the payments industry. You will gain an understanding of various categories of fraud and examine effective strategies for mitigating risk.



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

 AAP Same Day Round Table Pre-Con Workshop
Sandy Ortins, AAP, NCP, Senior Director, Education, NEACH

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 8:15  -10:30AM

8:15 -9:00AM Breakfast

9:00 -10:30AM Session

The Future of Payments: The View from Key Payments Trade Associations

Jane Larimer, EVP, ACH Network Administration, NACHA
Glen Sarvady, Senior Payments Expert, Best Innovation Group
Cary Whaley, AAP, NCP, Vice President, Payments & Technology Policy, Independent Community Bankers of America
David Walker, President & CEO, ECCHO
Moderator:  Ray Graber, Founder, Graber Associates LLC

10:30 -10:45AM
 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:45 -11:45AM
Consumer Challenges in Payments: An Overview of the CFPB's Vision of Consumer Protection in New Faster Payment Systems
Gary Stein, Deposits Markets Program Manager, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Covering Your Bases: The State of EMV & Beyond
Billy Tran, EMV Marketing Specialist, Shoreline, A Gemalto Company

The Payments Court: Judge Carrubba Presiding
Mary Gilmeister, AAP, NCP, President, WACHA
Paul Carrubba, Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP
Fred Laing, II, AAP, CCM, President & CEO, UMACHA

Same Day Origination-Decisions, Decisions, Decisions as the Network Prepares for Phase 1
Stacy Nascimento, AAP, VP, ACH Product Manager, Webster Bank
Cecile Richard, AAP, NCP, Vice President - Projects, PeoplesBank
James Rusiecki, Jr., CTP, Director of Payment Services, Union Savings Bank

11:45 -1:45PM

If You Build it, They Might Not Come

Neil McHugh, CTP, CPCP, VP, Emerging Payments Segment Manager, TD Bank

Sponsored by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

1:45 -2:15PM
 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
2:15 -3:15PMNeed for Speed – The Reality of Real-Time Payments in the U.S.
Nasreen Quibria, Managing Director & Founder, Q Insights
Managing KYC with the Shift to Same Day ACH
Jane Hennessy, Head of External Alliances, G2 Web Services
ACH Rules, Lets Debate
Jennifer Wasmund, AAP, NCP, Vice President of Education and Compliance, UMACHA
Sean Carter, AAP, Senior Vice President, Payments Strategies, NEACH

Returns, Adjustments, and Warranties—Oh My
Jenny Johnson, NCP, Director,  ECCHO
3:15 -3:30PM
 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:30 -4:30PM
Federal Reserve Bank Faster Payments Taskforce Update
Joseph Caputo, Vice President, State Street Bank & Trust Co.
Barbara Heinemann, EVP, Enterprise Risk Management, Eastern Bank
Timothy Mills, AAP, Vice President, Customer Relationship Management, The Clearing House Payments Company;
David Walker, President & CEO, ECCHO
Moderator:  Peter Gordon, Head of Enterprise Payment Strategy, Santander

ACH Credit Risk:  The Credits, The Debits and The Same Day ACH Effect
Jennifer Wasmund, AAP, NCP, Vice President of Education and Compliance, UMACHA
NIST and FFIEC: Harmonizing the Assessment of Cyber Risk
Doug Johnson, Senior Vice President, Payments and Cybersecurity Policy, American Bankers Association

I Have to do What with My Third Parties?
Karen Sylvester, AAP, CRCM, NCP, Director, Risk and Regulatory Compliance, EPCOR

Thursday, May 12, 2016


8:30 -9:00AM Breakfast

9:00-10:00AM Session

Mobile Payment Awakens
Richard Crone, CEO & Founder, Crone Consulting, LLC
Heidi A. Liebenguth, Consulting Partner and Research Director, Crone Consulting, LLC

10:00 - 10:15AM Break
10:15 -11:15AMSame Day ACH: ACH Operator Collaboration & Support
Alex Romeo, Vice President & EPN Product Manager, The Clearing House Payments Company
Brian Egan, SVP, RPO Operations and Customer Service, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
RDC Risk Management—Past Present and the Future
Andy Barlow, AAP, NCP, Executive Vice President WACHA
AAP and NCP: Power Up with Payments Power
Jenny Johnson, NCP, Director, ECCHO
Mary Ann LaRocque, AAP, Collector, Claremont Savings Bank

Vendor Management - The Essentials To A Good Program
Adam Cravedi, CISA, CISSP, VP Information Security Practice, Executive IT Auditor, Partner, Compass IT Compliance, LLC
11:15 -11:30AM Break
11:30 -12:30PM
Real-Time in the Present Time
Timothy Mills, AAP, Vice President, Customer Relationship Management, The Clearing House Payments Company
The Anatomy of Wire Transfer and Payments Fraud
Nathaniel Gravel, Director - Information Security Practice, GraVoc Associates, Inc.

Embracing the Power of the ACH Rules
Sandy Ortins, AAP, NCP,  Senior Director, Education, NEACH
Elizabeth Grayeck, AAP, Director, NEACH

Preventing Financial Exploitation of Elders
Mary Gilmeister, AAP, NCP, President, WACHA
12:30 -2:00PM
Securing Payments: Payments Tokenization in Primetime

Susan Pandy, Ph.D., Director, Payment Strategies
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


The 2016 Payments Management Conference will meet the needs of the following payments professionals:

  • Payments Executives
  • Compliance, Audit, and Risk Management Officers
  • Analysts, Strategists, and Technologists
  • Risk and Operations Managers
  • Corporate Practitioners
  • Consultants
  • Technology and Solutions Providers



Education Session

Shoreline is a leader in card production, personalization and fulfillment services. For more than 25 years, we have offered community banks and credit unions the most effective and innovative solutions for payment cards. Shoreline is part of Gemalto, the global leader in EMV technology. Gemalto has partnered with more than 3,000 financial institutions across 180 countries and has issued 3+ billion EMV cards worldwide.


Day 1 Lunch


The Federal Reserve carries out the nation's monetary policy guided by the goals set forth in the Federal Reserve Act, namely "to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates." The Federal Reserve collects regulatory and supervisory reports from financial institutions and other entities to carry out its various responsibilities. The Federal Reserve Banks provide financial services to depository institutions including banks, credit unions, and savings and loans, much like those that banks provide for their customers.


Attendee Bags


COCC is an award-winning client-owned financial technology company focused on providing outstanding technology services to financial institutions throughout the Northeastern United States. COCC is the fastest growing financial data processing company in the United States and recognized as a leader in delivering innovation and quality service financial institutions demand and deserve. Our integrated mobile and online banking platform delivers features, efficiency and security that take our clients' online banking products to the next level.  That, with the integration of core system applications, give our clients the widest range of choices to meet business and operation needs.  COCC offers all clients on-site training and support of all products so everyone from the President to the customer service coordinator can best service the customer.  



Refreshment Breaks


NACHA serves as trustee of the ACH Network enabling payments such as Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH. As a self-governing, collaborative rule maker and educator, NACHA helps to expand and diversify electronic payments, ensuring the Network remains universal and secure, creating value and enabling innovation for all participants.




ECCHO (Electronic Check Clearing House Organization) is the source for everything check.  We provide rules for private sector image exchange for our 3,000+ owner/members, advocacy and education for the ever-changing check industry.  A new certification program for check experts—NCP—was launched in 2011.  ECCHO is a not-for-profit, national clearinghouse.
Contact: Scott Miller at 406.442.4994

Fairfax Imaging’s Quick Modules is an integrated receivables solution capable of processing full page forms and multiple payment types through a single workflow.  This solution includes modules for processing remittance, lockbox, factoring, internet/credit card, cashiering, remote/branch and mobile payments.  A consolidated dashboard monitors all payment streams simultaneously.


The Federal Reserve Banks operate the largest ACH, Funds and Securities Transfer, and Check Clearing networks in the United States. For over 100 years, the Reserve Banks have supported the modernization of the nation's payment systems. Today, we're leading the transition to electronic payments, while ensuring integrity, efficiency, and accessibility for all participants.

Mavro Imaging is a proven leader in developing innovative Payment Processing, Data Capture, and Document Management solutions. Mavro offers the most advanced solutions across a wide variety of industries including Lockbox, Utilities, Insurance, Nonprofits, and Government. Our team excels at fully understanding all project requirements and then collaborates closely with customers to implement the best possible solutions.

NEACH Payments Group provides risk management, compliance, and consulting services to financial institutions and businesses of all sizes, including: ACH Compliance Audits; Third-Party Sender Audits; ACH Risk Assessments; RDC Risk Assessments; and Payments Consulting.  Our staff of accredited payments experts and our consultative approach set us apart from other organizations offering similar-sounding services.    
Contact: Larry Pirri at 781-321-1011/

OCD Tech’s Financial Services Practice has been involved in the industry for over 20 years. Our team has global experience with banking and related IT controls with a strong focus on regulatory compliance areas.  At OCD Tech, IT Audit & Security Assurance is all we do. Our team reviews actionable intelligence and changes to regulatory bodies to bring the most relevant and timely recommendations to our clients.
Contact: /


ProfitStars is an industry leader in ACH processing, risk management and transactional analysis. Our applications are core-independent so you can choose which best suit your needs  Ask us about our NACHA award winning solution, Smart Sight.




NEACH's 2016 Payments Management Conference:  Embracing the Power of Payments attracts Payments Professionals you want to meet!

The 2016 Payments Management Conference is where you can reach approximately 200 - 250 payments professionals from financial institutions all across New England looking for solutions to their payments management challenges.  Showcase your products and services to industry decision-makers looking to embrace the power of payments.

Click here to download the 2016 Exhibit & Sponsorship Guide.


Contact Sandra Savage at / 781-321-1011 x 305



Written notice of cancellation received prior to close of business on April 25, 2016 will entitle registrant to a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are allowed. No-shows are responsible for entire conference fee. Please send notification of cancellation or substitution to Registrants are responsible for cancellation of their own hotel reservations.


If you are disabled, require other special services, and/or have medical or religious dietary restrictions, please email a written description of your needs.


Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Road • Framingham, MA

The Payments Management Conference discounted room block has sold out, but there are a limited number of rooms still available for $199/night.  You may contact the Missy Penedo at the Sheraton Framingham at to reserve an overnight room at this rate.

NEACH does not have room blocks at these local hotels.  You are welcome to contact them directly if you would like to make a reservation.

Residence Inn Boston Framingham
Less than 5 minutes to/from the Framingham Sheraton.
400 Staples Dr, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 370-0001

Magnuson Hotel Framingham
Approximately 11 minutes to/from the Framingham Sheraton.
130 Worcester Rd., Framingham
(508) 872-8811

Crown Plaza Natick
Approximately 20 minutes to/from the Framingham Sheraton.
1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA
(508) 653-1708

Motel 6 Boston West – Framingham
Less than 5 minutes to/from the Framingham Sheraton.
1668 Worcester Rd., Framingham         
(508) 620-0500

Red Roof Inn Boston - Framingham
Approximately 15 minutes to/from the Framingham Sheraton.
650 Cochituate Rd., Framingham
(508) 872-4499

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