Martin Drake Appointed President of SEAA 2013 Conference

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Payments Industry Expert to Lead Acquiring Bankcard Professionals Event

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The SEAA is thankful for Martin’s continued participation as a Board Member for over five years, and we look forward to having Martin lead us at next year’s event.

The Southeast Acquirers’ Association (SEAA) is pleased to announce that Martin Drake has been elected President of the 2013 Annual Conference, taking place March 4-6, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Currently the EVP of Business Development at USAePay, Drake is a financial services sales and marketing professional based in the Western region.

The focus of the SEAA Annual Seminar is educating attendees and providing information on current issues concerning the “feet-on-the-street” sales agents in the electronic payments industry. The two-day seminar includes various networking opportunities with vendors and attendees. The exhibit hall will feature many of the leading credit cards payment processors, equipment manufactures, leasing companies, and other 3rd party vendors in the industry.

With over 10 years of experience in the payments industry, Drake’s career has led him everywhere from inside sales and channel management to business development, which have come to define him today as an accomplished payments expert. He has served on the board of the Southeast Acquirers Association since 2006.

“Martin Drake is an ideal candidate for President because he continually contributes knowledge of cutting edge payment trends and technologies, adding value to our events,” said SEAA Board Member Dee Karawadra. “The SEAA is thankful for Martin’s continued participation as a Board Member for over five years, and we look forward to having Martin lead us at next year’s event.”

Drake is recognized by industry leaders for his strength in development of sales channels through marketing, sales training, and sales program design and implementation. He is fondly known among other experts for his in-depth knowledge of financial institutions, credit-card transactional/Internet payment processing services, and relationship management.

About the Southeast Acquirers’ Association

Southeast Acquirers’ Association is a not-for-profit, non-membership, independent association for all acquiring bankcard professionals. Founded in 2000, the SEAA was established on the importance to educate 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. For more information please visit http://www.southeastacquirers.com/press/.

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