Donna Embry of PAI among 20 'Most Influential Women in Payments'
Electronic payment processor Payment Alliance International announced today that senior vice president of strategic development Donna Embry, has been named as one of the Most Influential Women in Payments. Embry is one of 20 women to be recognized with the inaugural reward, which is based on achievements, leadership and promotion of innovation in the payments industry.
Award winners were selected by PaymentsSource and were recognized yesterday during the 25th Annual Card Forum & Expo in Boca Raton, Fla. Honorees represented a wide range of payment constituencies.
"I am truly honored to be recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Payments," said Embry in a statement. "I respect each and every one of the women selected and feel privileged to be standing alongside such a brilliant group of female payments professionals."
Following are the names of all award winners (in alphabetical order):
- Ann Cairns (MasterCard)
- Ranjana Clark (PayPal/eBay)
- Joyce Cook (International CyberTrans)
- Donna Embry (Payment Alliance International)
- Janet Estep (NACHA)
- Kim Fitzsimmons (Cynergy Data)
- Annmarie "Mimi" Hart (MagTek)
- Lynn Heitman (U.S. Bancorp)
- Julie Joseforsky (Fifth Third Bancorp)
- Pamela Joseph (U.S. Bancorp)
- Laura Kelly (American Express)
- Deborah McWhinney (Citigroup)
- Cynthia Murray (Bank of America)
- Diane Offereins (Discover)
- Barbara Pacheco (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)
- Linda Perry (independent consultant)
- Diane Reyes (HSBC)
- Ginger Schmeltzer (Fiserv)
- Jennifer Schulz (Visa)
- Secil Watson (Wells Fargo)
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Companies: Payment Alliance International