CANADA

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Meet the women who are giving back and paying it forward as the dedicated Committee members responsible for managing the Women in Payments Canada Awards.

CAROLYN ANDERSON

CAROLYN ANDERSON

Senior VP, Digital Distribution

Elavon

CAROLYN ANDERSON

As leader of the Elavon Digital Distribution teams, Carolyn is responsible for North American sales growth, through digitally-driven merchant acquisition strategies and customer retention and expansion programs. Previously, Carolyn led the Canadian tele-sales and customer account management teams at Elavon Canada.

Prior to joining Elavon, Carolyn held senior roles with multiple Canadian technology companies, responsible for sales, marketing and communications functions.

SHAUNA ARCHIBALD

SHAUNA ARCHIBALD

Client Delivery and Payment Solution Oversight

JP Morgan & Chase Co

SHAUNA ARCHIBALD

Shauna is Head of Client Delivery for Chase Merchant Services Canada. Her experience in the payments industry spans over 20 years having served on the merchant acquiring and card issuing sides of the industry.

She champions diversity and inclusion at JPMorgan Chase Canada in her roles as Executive Sponsor of Women On The Move and Co-Chair of the Black Organization for Leadership Development. Shauna is also a Certified ScrumMaster®.

JO CANNING

JO CANNING

Principal

EMA Partners International

JO CANNING

Jo is a Principal in the Toronto office of EMA Partners International, and has been in the search industry for thirteen years. She leads intermediate and senior searches for a number of financial, technology and consumer services clients in North America and in Europe.

She continues to meet the needs of a constantly changing market, and highly respected for her expertise in identifying strong talent.

JO CANNING

MONIQUE GARA

Sr. Director Payments Innovation & Partnerships

CIBC

MONIQUE GARA

In her role at CIBC, Monique leads the assessment and delivery of payments innovations that make it simple, fast and secure for clients to move money domestically and internationally. She also establishes partnerships that drive client acquisition and engagement.

SHELLEY MCMANUS

KIM KUZMAK

Vice President Client Management

American Express Global Merchant Services

KIM KUZMAK

Kimberly Kuzmak is a dynamic leader who champions innovation and drives growth. Leading her team with a keen focus, Kimberly plays a key role in developing and maintaining strong relationships with the company’s largest and most significant Canadian merchants. She oversees a dedicated team, focused on delivering exceptional solutions that enhance merchant operations and foster deep, lasting relationships.

SHELLEY MCMANUS

SHELLEY MCMANUS

Director, Enterprise Payments Industry Affairs

RBC

SHELLEY MCMANUS

Shelley McManus is a Director of Industry Affairs in the Enterprise Payments team at RBC. In this role, Shelley is the subject matter expert within RBC on all things related to Payments Canada – from governance to policy and rules. Working in collaboration with other members of the team, she also identifies and manages risks and issues within the Payments Canada portfolio.

SHAWNA MILLER

SHAWNA MILLER

Senior VP, Head of Marketing & Communications Canada

Mastercard

SHAWNA MILLER

Shawna leads the Consumer Marketing, Sponsorships, Product & Partner Marketing, and Communications disciplines for Mastercard in Canada. Her focus is on driving brand leadership through breakthrough campaigns, innovative thought leadership and solutions, and strong partner relationships.

She is an active member of the Canadian Leadership Team, and Executive Sponsor of the Mastercard Women’s Leadership Network Toronto Chapter.

VICTORIA PATTERSON

VICTORIA PATTERSON

Director, Global Solution Sales

Citi

VICTORIA PATTERSON

Victoria Patterson is a senior multi-lingual treasury and trade professional with over 18 years of experience managing Citi Canada's top Corporate relationships. This experience is augmented with over 15 years’ experience in capital markets specifically in fixed income with both Citibank and ABN Ambro. Victoria has demonstrated expertise in building effective client relationships and several industry specializations such as industrial and consumer names.

KASHMERA SELF

KASHMERA SELF

VP, Strategy & Innovation
Interac

KASHMERA SELF

Kashmera Self is an industry recognized, forward looking fintech executive with 20+ years of experience in corporate strategy, innovation, and product commercialization. She has a successful track record leading private/public sector stakeholder relations in emerging trends and technologies with a purpose-driven approach to innovating for social good through digital transformation.

KASHMERA SELF

SUMAN SIDHU

VP, Global Payments Engineering
Scotiabank

SUMAN SIDHU

Suman Sidhu, VP, Global Payments Engineering, leads delivery of strategic payments technology solutions. Her goal is to enable her teams to deliver innovation that positions Scotiabank as a modern, transparent, global payments industry leader.