USA

ADVISORY BOARD

Our Advisory Board brings together prominent female trailblazers in the American payments and fintech industry. This talented group of women provides guidance and input to the Women in Payments USA Symposium program and ensures the experience includes best-in-class keynote speakers, panelists and break-out session leaders.

DONNA ARLOTTA

MARY ANNE TATE

SVP- Client Relations & Retention Merchant Solutions for Financial Institutions

World Pay

MARY ANNE TATE

Mary Anne has over 30 years of experience in client-driven relationship management roles and joined FIS/WP in 2020 as a member of the NA Merchant Solutions team responsible for advance analytics team and accepting accelerated responsibility to lead Retention Strategies and SMB Retention teams. In February 2022, she accepted the role of Chief of Staff Global Operations teams responsible for client and colleague experience.

DONNA ARLOTTA

DONNA ARLOTTA

Director of Industry Strategy & Trade Development

American Express

DONNA ARLOTTA

As the Director of Industry Strategy & Trade Development at American Express, Donna leads a team focused on laying the foundation to strengthen relationships with the millions of merchants that currently accept American Express across the U.S. while also increasing the number of merchants that accept and welcome American Express as a form of payment.
KALYANI BHATIA

KALYANI BHATIA

Global Head of Payments & PMI Go To Market,Business Development

SWIFT

KALYANI BHATIA

Kalyani is the Global Head of Payments & PMI Go To Market in Business Development at SWIFT. Her team of payment and payment market infrastructure experts execute the SWIFT Strategy through data driven prioritization, standardized programmes and global expertise. She is responsible for supporting global business product programmes including gpi, ISO20022, transaction management, SWIFT GO and Instant payments.

SARAH BILLINGS

SARAH BILLINGS

Senior VP, Head of Payments

PNC Bank

SARAH BILLINGS

Sarah is Group Senior Vice President and Head of Payments and International for PNC Financial Services. Mrs. Billings has responsibility for Product Management, Operations, and Transformation of these enterprise functions. In her role, she leads a multi-disciplinary team committed to delivering innovative, market-leading solutions and transforming PNC’s core platforms.

ROB BROWN

ROB BROWN

Managing Director & Global Head of Client Service, Merchant Services

J.P. Morgan

ROB BROWN

Rob is responsible for the Relationship and Operational performance of the global Account Management and Issue Management teams in support of Merchant Services Clients, Bank Segments and Relationship Management partners. This includes a focus on the CIB, CCBSI, MMBSI, PayFac, and Payments 1st segments with special support of the Energy, Financial Institutions, Full Liability Submitter, Grocery, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment.

JANE LARIMER

NICOLE HILDEBRANDT

Managing Director and Partner

Boston Consulting Group

NICOLE HILDEBRANDT

Nicole is a Managing Director and Partner with the Boston Consulting Group, based in New York. She is a core member of the Financial Institutions practice, with a focus on Corporate and Commercial Banking. She works actively in the Wholesale Payments space, supporting banks on their payments strategy, pricing, and other strategic initiatives.

JANE LARIMER

JANE LARIMER

President & CEO

Nacha

JANE LARIMER

Jane is President and CEO of Nacha, which governs the modern ACH Network, the payment system driving nearly 29 billion safe, fast payments annually. She was named one of the Most Influential Women in Payments in 2021 by PaymentsSource, which cited the “key payments milestones” she has helped Nacha achieve and her work to advance the ACH Network, among other factors.
GONCA LATIF-SCHMITT

GONCA LATIF-SCHMITT

Managing Director - Global Commercial Card Business Head Treasury & Trade Solutions

Citi

GONCA LATIF-SCHMITT

Gonca is a Managing Director within Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi based in New York. She is a member of the Treasury and Trade Solutions Executive Committee as the Global Head of Commercial Cards. In this role, Gonca leads a global organization that spans product management, market management, sales and account management for clients across the corporate, financial institution and public sector client verticals.

GONCA LATIF-SCHMITT

SHERRI NOBLE

Managing Director & Regional Head of Product Delivery

HSBC Bank USA

SHERRI NOBLE

Throughout her 36 years with HSBC Bank USA Sherri has held a variety of leadership roles in and around Global Payment Solutions (GPS). Sherri’s career has allowed her to experience the GPS business from many vantage points including Client Implementation and Servicing, Project Management, Cash Management Sales, e-Commerce, and Product Management.

KIM OSBORN

KIM OSBORN

Chief of Staff, Head of Employee Experience

Elavon

KIM OSBORN

As chief of staff, Kim Osborn is responsible for planning and directing key initiatives on behalf of the Elavon CEO and managing communication within the senior leadership team and the broader organization. In addition, Osborn leads the employee experience and enterprise change management teams at Elavon, focusing on creating a highly engaged global workforce.

KIM OSBORN

SARAH PHELPS

Senior VP

Wells Fargo Card and Merchant Services

SARAH PHELPS

Sarah Phelps is a 25 year veteran of the payments industry and a Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo. In her current role, Sarah leads the Cards and Agile Transformation function, responsible for the Cards investment and delivery plan for new products, services and experiences to uplift and grow the consumer and business cards portfolios.

BUNITA SAWHNEY

BUNITA SAWHNEY

Global Head of Consumer Products and Processing

MASTERCARD

Bunita Sawhney is executive vice president, U.S. Financial Institutions, leading the company’s relationships with largest institutions such as Bank of America, Capital One, Wells Fargo, and US Bank as well as the community institutions and credit unions nationwide. In this role, she is responsible for continuing to grow the consumer, small business and commercial business through strong partnerships, innovation and thought partnership for today’s most relevant topics.

BUNITA SAWHNEY

JILL SHECKMAN

VP Chief Credit Officer

PayPal

JILL SHECKMAN

As Global Chief Credit Officer at PayPal, Jills focus is on developing next-generation credit products and managing credit performance across multiple geographies while driving strategic growth. With decades of international experience, Jill guides financial services, manages risks, and boosts outcomes for consumer and B2B markets. Throughout her career, Jill has led global teams, partnered with executives, worked with regulators, and advised startups.

ROSSANA THOMAS

ROSSANA THOMAS

VP, Product Management, Enterprise Payments Platform

Fiserv

ROSSANA THOMAS

Rossana Thomas leads the Product Management organization for Enterprise Payments Platform at Fiserv, and has over 30 years of strategy, product development and executive leadership experience within the Financial Services industry. Rossana is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), an established payments industry leader and a member of multiple industry initiatives including NACHA.

ELENA WHISLER

ELENA WHISLER

Chief Client Officer

The Clearing House

ELENA WHISLER

Elena is Senior Vice President of Sales and Relationship Management at The Clearing House. Elena is currently responsible for overseeing the customer relationship, sales and marketing teams to manage and expand its client base across The Clearing House’s core payments products. Elena also serves on multiple industry councils such as the P20 Board, the Women in Payments Advisory Board as well as the Girls on the Run Central Ohio Board.