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2017 Payments Management Conference
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2017 Payments Management Conference

May 10, 2017 to May 11, 2017


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Get the most up-to-date information on what's happening now and what the future holds for everything payments!

Join NEACH for the 2017 Payments Management Conference: Meet, Learn, Exchange – The Future of Payments and learn:

  • How faster payments will impact your day to day operations
  • How to mitigate cross-channel risk effectively – payments systems are converging and the need for controls has never been greater
  • What you need to stay operationally sound in all payment areas
  • Understand the technology and personnel challenges that make cyber security so difficult
  • How to drive revenue with all payment channels and internal departments working together
  • Where the ACH Network is going in 2017 and beyond



Each Attendee Registration Includes:

Entrance to all general & concurrent educations sessions, the exhibit hall, all meal functions and refreshment breaks.

Registration Fees:

$395       Early Bird Rate for NEACH members that register by March 6, 2017.
                This is the only discounted rate available for the conference and is available only to NEACH members.
$425       Member Rate: Available after March 6, 2017
$595       Non-Member Rate  

Cancellation Policy:

Written notice of cancellation received prior to close of business on April 24, 2017 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.



As the Payments industry continues to evolve, and the number of regulatory changes increase, the role of the compliance team has never been more important.  Financial Institutions must consistently assess and test the adequacy of its policies and compliance programs to ensure that rules and guidelines are being followed and risks are being mitigated appropriately.   This track will explore the rule changes, new guidance's and compliance challenges that your team encounters on a continuous basis. Sessions will focus on understanding new rules and regulations and implementing solutions to effectively address these challenges as we look to the future of payments.

Activity around the rapidly developing faster payments arena in the United States continues to accelerate. With this comes the need for up-to-date education and answers to your faster payments questions.  This track will focus on recent developments in the faster payments ecosystem with sessions that will concentrate on the initiatives, developments, challenges and opportunities of faster payments. You will gain an understanding of what faster payments means to your organization and how it will impact your institution now and in the near future.

Operations is the backbone of your financial institution and will continue to support your organization as the payments landscape continues to shift and change.   Having a comprehensive understanding of payments, from strategy to daily operation, strengthens not only your payments knowledge but the institution as a whole.  Sessions in this track will cover the latest innovative processes in ACH, ACH obstacles and how to overcome them, and the tools you need to position your organization for unparalleled success both today and in the future of payments.

The risk and fraud challenges faced by both financial institutions and their clients are unprecedented and will only grow as new payment mechanisms and channels are adopted. Financial institutions and their clients will be fending off threats from the existing payment systems as well as from newly adopted payment methods.  Sessions in this track will cover the latest trends in fraud and provide focused strategies and real world solutions to complex payment system risk challenges.  Learn what to expect as an institution and what you need to do to stay ahead of the curve today and beyond.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM


Pre-Show Workshop
The Building Blocks of Faster Payments


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 8:15  -10:30AM

8:15 -9:00AM Breakfast

9:00 -10:30AM Session

Leadership and Attacking Adversity

Eric Kapitulik, Founder & President, The Program
10:30 -10:45AM
 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:45 -11:45AM
Moving Government Payments Faster
Matt Helfrich, AAP, PMP, Senior Program Analyst, US Department of the Treasury

Risk Exposure Management: Best Practices and Survey Results
Peter C. Hohenstein, Senior Director – ACH Network Administration, NACHA

Remote Deposit Capture: The Next Generation
John Leekley, Founder & CEO,

Know Your Customers:  New Rules for Third Party Senders & Beneficial Owners
Sandy Gobin, AAP, CAMS, NCP, Director, Risk & Compliance
Chris Selmi, AAP, CRCM, President, WesPay Advisors

11:45 -1:45PM

Distributed Ledger Technology: What's Happening That Banks Should Understand?
James S. Cunha, Senior Vice President, Treasury and Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

1:45 -2:15PM
 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
2:15 -3:15PMConsumer Perspectives on Payment Speed and Security
Claire Greene, Payments Analyst, Consumer Payments Research Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston & Gregory Beckwith, Strategic Products Specialist, Business Development, COCC
Cross-Channel Risk: Lessons Learned in the Field
Traci Michel, CAPM, Senior Vice President, Operations, Metro Credit Union
Stacy Nascimento, AAP, VP, Product Manager Treasury & Payment Solutions, Webster Bank
Cecile Richard, AAP, NCP, Vice President | Project Management | Operations, PeoplesBank
Moderator: Liz Grayeck, AAP, Director, NEACH

Uncovering Your Internal Originators & The Risks They Pose
Jillian Landi, AAP, VP Deposit Operations, Needham Bank; Kathleen Shea, AAP, Director, Risk & Compliance, NEACH, Peter C. Hohenstein, Senior Director – ACH Network Administration, NACHA
The Art and Science of Check Return Codes
Jenny Johnson, NCP, Director, ECCHO
3:15 -3:30PM
 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:30 -4:30PM
Update on Faster Payments in the US
Marianne Crowe, Vice President of Payment Strategies, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Best Practices on Preventing Online Banking Fraud
Kevin Hamel, First Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, COCC

Retail Payment Applications - Schematics and the Need for Cross Channel Risk Controls
Sean Carter, AAP, NCP, President & CEO, NEACH
Navigating the FFIEC
Paul Carrubba, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP
Fred Laing, II, AAP, CCM, NCP, President & CEO, UMACHA; Mary Gilmeister, AAP, NCP, President, WACHA


Thursday, May 11, 2017


8:30 -9:00AM Breakfast

9:00-10:00AM Session

AAP & NCP RECOGNITION BREAKFAST & GENERAL SESSION - Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Same Day ACH Phase 2: Get Ready for Debits
Jane Larimer, EVP, ACH Network Admin. & General Counsel, NACHA
Tim Mills, AAP, Vice President, The Clearing House
Wendy Radford, AAP, Product Development Liaison, Strategic Business Relations and Outreach & International Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

10:00 - 10:15AM Break
10:15 -11:15AMDemystifying Faster Payments – Separating Hype from Reality
Nasreen Quibria, Managing Director & Founder, Q Insights; Joe Casali, AAP, NCP, Senior Vice President, Operations & IT, NEACH; Douglas Green, Director of Sales, Volanté

What Does Your Incoming Payments Activity Tell You?

Rayleen M. Pirnie, AAP, CEO, RP Payments Risk Consulting Services, LLC





Treasury and Operations Working Together to Drive Revenue
Michael Lenihan, President, TMXpart Group, LLC
Lisa Carbone, Senior Vice President, Eastern Bank
Lorraine Benoit, AAP, SVP, ETS Operations Director,  Eastern Bank

Assessing your Wire Transfer Risk: Wire Transfer Risk Assessment
Liz Grayeck, AAP, Director, NEACH; Mary Anne Ruisi, EFT Manager, Operations Officer, The Washington Trust Company
11:15 -11:30AM Break
11:30 -12:30PM
Business Considerations for a Real Time Payment System
Timothy Mills, AAP, Vice President, The Clearing House

Riding the Wave: Surfing the Mobile Channel
Jackson Schultz, Senior IT Audit & Security Consultant, OCD Tech

The Noise Around the ACH Rules

Sean Carter, AAP, NCP, President & CEO, NEACH; Joe Casali, AAP, NCP, Senior Vice President, Operations & IT, NEACH; Sandy Ortins, AAP, NCP, Vice President, Education, NEACH

Human Trafficking & Payments Compliance
Nancy Lake, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI, Director of Compliance Anchor, Atlantic Community Bankers Bank
Sandy Gobin, AAP, CAMS, NCP, Director, Risk & Compliance, NEACH

12:30 -2:00PM

Faster Payments and the Digital Revolution:  Fraud & Security Implications

Siva Narendra, Ph.D., CEO, Tyfone, Inc.
Sean Carter, AAP, NCP, President & CEO, NEACH

Hotel & Room Block

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

The original block of rooms reserved for a discounted rate of $139 per night is SOLD OUT.  NEACH has reserved an overflow block of rooms for $179 per night.  There are very limited rooms available.

Call 508.879.7200 or 800.325.3535 to make your reservations and reference "NEACH 2017" to receive the discounted group rate. Click here to make your hotel reservations online.


Below is a list with links to other Framingham area hotels.

Please note that NEACH does not have room blocks at these locations.

Residence Inn Boston Framingham - 400 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA 01702

Red Roof Inn Boston Framingham - 650 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA

The Verve Crowne Plaza Boston - 1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA

Magnuson Framingham Hotel - 130 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

Motel 6 Boston West - Framingham - 1668 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA


Exhibit / Sponsor

Reserve your space at New England's most exciting payments conference!

The NEACH 2017 Payments Management Conference is your one-stop-shop for meeting 275 - 300 New England payments industry decision-makers looking to evaluate products and services that can serve their financial institutions' ever-changing payments needs.



Join us in Framingham, MA on May 10-11, 2017 and you will meet:
    •    CEO's of community banks and credit unions;
    •    Payments strategists and senior payments executives;
    •    VPs, directors, senior managers with payments operations or line of business responsibilities;
    •    Compliance, risk management, and audit officers;
    •    Treasury and cash management managers;
    •    Corporate practitioners.

2017 Payments Management Conference Exhibitors and Sponsors will:

  • Gain credibility & build relationships and trust in the payments industry
  • Have exclusive access to mid- to senior-level payments professionals from New England financial institutions
  • Get recognized as a leading industry solution provider

Click here to see the 2016 Attendee Roster. 


Exhibiting Information & Rates

Exhibits will be open on May 10, 2017 only.
Exhibitor package includes:  1 6-ft skirted table with 2 chairs; company description, logo, email and web address in Exhibitor Directory of the Conference Program and on the conference website; logo on welcome signage onsite; 2 booth staff registrations; one-time use of pre- and post-show attendee mailing list (mailing addresses only).

$900       NEACH Associate Members                        
$1,500   Non-Members  

Sponsorship Information & Rates

Gold Level: Includes Exhibitor Package*

  • Present or moderate a 60 minute education session
  • Day 1 Welcome Breakfast General Session sponsor
  • Day 1 Luncheon General Session sponsor

$3,000   NEACH Associate Members                        
$3,800   Non-Members  

Silver Level: Includes Exhibitor Package*

  • Track sponsorship (4 available)
  • Attendee bag sponsor
  • Lanyard sponsor
  • Day 2 AAP/NCP Recognition Breakfast sponsor- SOLD
  • Day 2 Closing Luncheon sponsor

$2,000   NEACH Associate Members                        
$2,800   Non-Members  

*Bronze Level:

  • Refreshment Break sponsor- SOLD
  • Program Guide sponsor
  • Day 1 Reception sponsor
  • Signage sponsor
  • Registration sponsor

$750       NEACH Associate Members                        
$1,000   Non-Members  

Mobile App Banner Ad Sponsorship
Attendees can easily connect with you by tapping your banner ad and going directly to your website.  Banner ads are posted at the top of the screen and are displayed for 5 seconds before cycling.
$500 Members w/out an Exhibit Space
$750 Non-Members w/out an Exhibit Space
$100 Payments Management Conference Exhibitors

*Click here to download the Exhibitor & Sponsorship Prospectus for details and the complete list of benefits.

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors


COCC is an award-winning client-owned financial technology company servicing financial institutions throughout the Northeastern United States. Launched in 1967, COCC was founded by its clients. This unique cooperative structure has set COCC apart and is one of the driving forces behind their success. COCC is recognized as a leader in delivering innovation and quality service financial institutions demand and deserve. 
Email: Susan.salecky@cocc.comm


AAP & NPC Recognition Breakfast 

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.



Refreshment Break

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.


ACH Alert's Fraud Prevention HQ platform moves fraud monitoring out of the backroom of financial institutions into the hands of paying customers (business and consumer).  Modules include: Check positive pay, ACH positive pay for incoming and outgoing ACH transactions and voice biometric verification of suspect wires.  Ask for a demo!





Computershare and Georgeseon offer a diverse portfolio of solutions for financial institutions including information management, compliance services, customer communications and other business services.

Website: www.computershare/us 


ECCHO, the Electronic Check Clearing House Organization, is the source for everything check.  We provide image exchange rules, advocacy and education for our 3,000 members/owners.  The National Check Professional certification was launched in 2011 and currently there are over 600 NCPs.  ECCHO is a not-for-profit, mutual benefit, national clearinghouse.

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.

NEACH Payments Group brings 161 collective years of staff experience to every engagement, to help clients keep up with regulatory changes, satisfy increased regulatory scrutiny and operate successfully in a changing economic environment. Our experienced, trusted and objective advisors guide clients towards the success of their payments business with customized insights and best-practice recommendations, and are uniquely positioned to complete a financial institutions, originators, and Third-Party Senders annual audit. Learn more at .

EJack Henry & Associates' Payment Solutions are designed to improve the operating performance of financial institutions of all sizes. JHA offers a complete spectrum of transaction processing products including: ?ACH Origination and Processing, Commercial and Retail Remote Deposit Capture and consumer and business bill payment solutions. Visit us at

Shoreline, a Gemalto company, has offered card personalization solutions and assistance to the financial industry for more than 25 years. Shoreline is dedicated to providing superior customer service while remaining on the cutting edge of technology in the payment card industry through ATM, debit and credit card personalization and fulfillment.

Contact Us

Contact Sandra Savage for all questions regarding the Payments Management Conference.
Phone:  781-321-1011
Fax:  781-338-9627


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