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Southeast Acquirers Association is a not-for-profit, non-membership, independent association for all acquiring bankcard professionals. Founded in 2000, the SEAA was established to fulfill the education needs of the ISO and MSP community, providing economical access to the payment processing industry’s latest trends and regulatory changes. The mission of the SEAA is to provide a regional opportunity for training, education, and networking for the acquiring community.
Audrey is a Founder and serves as a Board Member. Audrey has more than 20 years in the payments industry with organizations such as First Data, Vantiv, POS Portal, and others. Audrey is currently the Director, Business Development with Worldpay. Married with 2 adult children, Audrey resides in CA. Audrey serves as a Child Advocate and volunteers with several community organizations.
Martin is the past president of the SEAA, and is currently on the Board of Directors. During his time on the board, Martin has been instrumental in helping manage registration, raising money for sponsorship, and selecting locations for SEAA events. From 2005 through 2007, Martin served on the SEAA Advisory Committee where he assisted with program content planning and speaker selection. Martin has over 17 years of experience in the payment processing industry which include working with Payment Gateway technology, Processors, and new cutting edge Payment Technologies. Martin currently works as EVP for USA ePay where he directs their reseller distribution channel and assists with key strategic initiatives that drive growth for the company. At this time, Martin resides in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with his wife, Cheryl, and his two children, Jillian and Ethan. During his spare time, Martin enjoys outdoor activities like skiing, fly fishing, ATV riding, Camping, and boating.
Judy is a Founder and serves as Board Member. Judy has been in the payments industry since 1990 selling merchant processing services to Atlanta based merchants. In 1998 Judy changed her career path and began selling hardware to ISO’s and FI’s. She has sold for several global hardware companies and is currently sells for the largest hardware manufacture in the world…Ingenico. She is single, and very career oriented. Founded the SEAA with fellow Board Members, John McCormick and Audrey Blackmon, and was founding President for the first 3 years. Active volunteer for Children in Crisis, a shelter that takes in abused and neglected children, and Feline Friends of Destin… a no kill cat shelter.
John is a Founder and serves as a Board Member. I spent 3 years with Arthur Andersen & Co. before returning to law school and joining General Credit Forms. Active with General Credit Forms since 1995, I have spent my time working on marketing and sales strategies with GCF, as well as assisting with the acquisitions of the McCormick Portfolio of Businesses. Married, to Stephane. His greatest acheivement is not killing Dee Karawadra while on the side of Kilimanjaro with him in January 2013.
joined the SEAA Board 2015, after serving on the Advisory Committee. Terry has been in the Payments industry since 1993. Terry began her career as a sales representative for Aurora Merchant Systems, selling credit card equipment and terminal repair services to ISOs and banks across the United States. In 2000 she became Director of Sales and a founding member of POS Portal, selling contract deployment services and a software management solutions to some of the industry’s largest acquirers. In 2011, Terry joined St. Louis based processor, Clearent as VP Business Development and she continues to work with ISO and agent offices nationwide. Terry and wife Kelle live in Sacramento, CA. Terry’s son, Austin (her pride and joy) attends college in WA state. Terry enjoys spending time with her family and friends, weekend getaways in northern California and travel to other parts of the world when time permits.
Derek is a past president and current member of the Board of Directors. Derek have been in the payments industry since 1997. He has worked for organizations such as NPC, Comdata, Bank of America, Payment Alliance and Planet Payment. He currently resides in Louisville, KY
Andrew is the Vice President of Business Development for Strategic Funding Source, a best in class/leading provider of small business funding. Since joining the industry in 2002, Andrew has been responsible for initiating and refining relationships with ISOs to drive business. Andrew has extensive experience in sales and sales management in merchant processing and related financial products as well. Andrew is a Certified Payment Professional (CPP) and serves as an Advisory Board Member for The Green Sheet.
Leah joined CoCard in 2006, originally as an administrative assistant and helping with sales support for CoCard’s 80+ Offices, nationwide. She worked to increase her knowledge of the processors and procedures and eventually took over the training and support for both new and existing CoCard Offices. In 2010 she became the Director of Business Development, focusing on training new offices, handling First Data Support and she also assists with recruiting efforts for CoCard. Leah and her husband Todd live in Richmond, VA, with their English Bulldog, Hemingway.
Jamie has been in the payments industry since 1995. Her path into this industry started by working part-time, while in college, at a call center for private label credit cards, and doing credit line increases for Discover card. In 1997, Jamie came over to the acquiring side and went to work for NOVA (now Elavon). From there she has worked in Account Management, Sales and Recruiting for various top processors and ISOs such as Global Payments, Comdata, FNBO/TSYS, TNS and Transfirst, to name a few. Jamie is currently working as Director of Partner Sales at Secure Bancard.
Andie has been in the payment solutions business since late 2003. In April 2011, she joined the NPC/Vantiv family. Andie is responsible for identifying and implementing sales opportunities within the company. Previously focused on the NPC ISO channel, Andie currently works with multiple partner channels within Vantiv to drive and implement business sales strategies. Prior to joining the Vantiv team, she served as a Regional Business Director at First Data. A die hard LSU Tiger fan, Andie and her husband have 2 children and live outside of Baton Rouge Louisiana. Along with being a past President’s Club recipient, Andie is a Certified Payments Professional, and holds membership in the Electronic Transaction Association, Vantiv Womens Business Network, W.net, Women Networking in Electronic Transactions. She is also a current member of the Greensheet Advisory Board.
Jill is an attorney and partner at Varnum LLP, she has been counseling ISOs, software companies, gateway companies, card brands and other payment system businesses for 12 years. She is passionate about her clients and their success. Jill and her husband Mike and daughter Kate live in Canton, Michigan.
John Shipley is an SVP of Operations with St Louis based processor, Clearent. Prior to joining Clearent he was Vice President of Operations for Payment Alliance International (PAI), the winner of the 2011 ISO of the Year award from the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). He’s been in the payments industry since 1992 and has held prior management positions at Comdata, Bank of America Merchant Services, National Processing Company, and Financial Alliance. He currently resides in Louisville, KY.
Sonny is Vice President for business development at National Benefit Programs, who supports the acquiring industry by offering one of the most robust savings programs available for small to medium merchants. Sonny retired from American Express in 2016 after 36 years. He was part of the team that brought the External Sales Agent (ESA) program to market in 1993. Again, Sonny was a leader for the development and launch of the OnePoint merchant acquiring program in 2008, and the newer OptBlue program in 2014. Sonny and American Express has been a founding and primary supporter of the SEAA since its original inception in 2001.
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