Board Of Directors


Audrey Blackmon, Co-founder of the Southeast Acquirers’ 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.





serves as Board Member.  Claudia Started in the industry in 1985 with Landmark Bank, moved to Ohio to start a merchant sales team for The Huntington Bank, next onto Gensar , followed by Chase Paymentech.  In 2006, decided to start MeritCard Solutions.  Greatest business decision of my life. Married to Steven Zane.  We have two grown daughters Sarah (Tom) Kincaid and Katherine.  And a very spoiled standard poodle; Jameson. Greatest accomplishment….  My daughters, starting MeritCard ; a completing the Dublin City Marathon. (in that order)




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serves as a board member. Derek has been in the payments industry since 1997. Derek has worked for organizations such as NPC, Comdata, Bank of America and Payment Alliance and held positions such as Director of Revenue and ISO Relations, Director of Relationship Management and Sales Support and Director of Portfolio Management





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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.





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.




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.




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.


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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,, Women Networking in Electronic Transactions. She is also a current member of the Greensheet Advisory Board.



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.


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Jill has been counseling ISOs, Software companies, gateway companies, card brands and other payment system businesses for 9 years.  She is passionate about her clients and their success. Jill and her husband Mike and daughter Kate live in Canton, Michigan.





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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 assists with recruiting efforts for CoCard. Leah and her husband Todd live in Fayetteville, AR with their English Bulldog, Hemingway.






Sonny has worked for American Express for 35 years, 30 years in the merchant acquiring business group. 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 new OptBlue program in 2014. Sonny and American Express has been a founding and primary supporter of the SEAA since its original inception in 2001.