Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President and CEO to Keynote “Faster Payments Imperative: Transforming the Market” on Oct. 6 in Chicago

Posted August 12, 2015

Esther L. George to discuss the Fed’s approach to driving improvements to the U.S. payments system at symposium presented by NACHA and PYMNTS.com

HERNDON, Va., August 12, 2015 – Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City president and CEO Esther L. George will serve as the opening keynote speaker for the “Faster Payments Imperative: Transforming the Market,” a one-day symposium presented by NACHA—The Electronic Payments Association® and PYMNTS.com. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago.
The symposium will provide an opportunity for dialogue for more than 200 senior executives -- representing financial institutions, solution providers, innovators and corporate end-users -- on decisions impacting the advancement of faster payments in the U.S. Registration is now open.
Esther George will deliver the event’s opening keynote, “Improvement through Collaboration: The Federal Reserve’s Perspective,” during which she will share insight on the Fed’s approach to working with the private sector to create meaningful, coordinated improvements to the payments system as an operator, overseer and catalyst for change.
“As the executive sponsor of the Fed’s payment system improvement initiative, Esther George will provide a visionary perspective on why instilling ubiquitous faster and secure payment capabilities is critical to the vibrancy of the U.S. payments system,” said Janet O. Estep, president and CEO of NACHA. “Her opening keynote will provide a solid foundation for the executive learning and conversation planned for the symposium as we discuss the continuous evolution of the payments ecosystem.”
The symposium also will feature a diverse set of industry authorities driving the faster payments discussion, including David Evans of the Global Economics Group; Mike Kennedy of clearXchange; Steve Kirsch of Token; Cynthia E. Murray of Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Anita Stevenson Patterson of Cox Enterprises Inc.; Michelle A. Sirpak of Kabbage Inc.; and J. Christopher Ward of PNC Bank, among others.
Additionally, NACHA’s Estep; Steve Ledford, senior vice president, Product and Strategy at The Clearing House; and Sean Rodriguez, the Fed’s Faster Payments Strategy Leader and senior vice president, Payments Industry Relations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will serve as panelists for the “Igniting Ubiquitous Faster Payments in the U.S.” session.

To learn more about the symposium program and to register, visit www.fasterpaymentsimperative.com.  
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