Meet the women who are giving back and paying it forward as the dedicated Committee members responsible for managing the Women in Payments USA Awards.
Chair of Women in Payments Awards Committee, Head of Payments for FSO Americas
Ernst & Young LLP
Industry veteran. Payments trailblazer. Visionary strategist. Driven innovator who holds several patents. Passionate about the future of payments and a globally connected ecosystem, Jennifer has more than 25 years of experience in payments and financial services technology, driving digital adoption and growth. An innovator who previously led the payments strategy at a large US bank, she applies that mindset to help organizations achieve resiliency and set a course forward.
Managing Director Industry Head – Technology, Media, and Telecom
Jennifer is a Managing Director and the Industry Head for the Technology, Media and Telecom sector of Large Corporate Treasury Services at JP Morgan. Jennifer manages the sales strategy and execution of a team that serves the large, global and complex needs of these corporate clients. She is also Co-Chair for Women-on-the-Move across the JP Morgan Payments franchise and remains passionate about advancing career mobility and diversity across the business.
Vice President, Federal Reserve Financial Services
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Senior Director, Product Management
Laura is a Senior Director, Product Management in the Enterprise Payments Solutions division at Fiserv. She’s the North America Payments, Product Line Manager with more than 25 years of experience in financial services.
Passionate about payments and payments evolution, she is an Accredited ACH Professional and has served on several industry work groups and councils. She currently serves on the Business Payments Advisory Committee of the Nacha Payments Innovation Alliance.
Executive Vice President, Product and Engineering North America
Silvana Hernandez is Executive Vice President, Product and Engineering North America for Mastercard. In this role, Silvana leads the go-to-market strategy and execution in North America for Mastercard’s products and services including Digital, Installments, Open Banking, Debit, Push Payments, Cross-Border Payments and Bill Pay.
Global Head of Digital Assets
Treasury and Trade Solutions
Ryan currently is the Head of Digital Assets for Citibank's TTS business. The TTS team helps enable their global clients by simplifying the management of treasuries, payments and commerce on a day-to-day basis. The client base is broad and diverse; 18,000 clients operating across 95 countries, covering more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies with diverse needs, which includes their journey into digital assets. Ryan is responsible for the strategy and execution of Citi's TTS Digital Asset business.
Elavon U.S. Bank Corporate Payment and Treasury Solutions
As the Head of Product and Strategy for U.S. Bank Corporate Payment and Treasury Solutions, Nicole is focused on strategy and innovation aimed at digitizing business-to-business payments, driving scale, monetizing new solutions, and leading investment decisions including acquisitions. Across Payments and U.S. Bank, Nicole works as an enterprise advisor for emerging payment use cases. In 2018 and 2021, Nicole was named Most Influential Women in Payments by Payments Source.
Director Product Innovation
The Clearing House
Tammy is the Director of Product Innovation at The Clearing House where she works with financial institutions and partners to develop innovation concepts and industry initiatives. Prior to joining The Clearing House, she held product leadership positions with financial technology firms Jack Henry and Computer Services (CSI).
Tammy has also been active in several industry groups such as the Faster Payments Council and NACHA’s Payments Innovation Alliance and Communication.