W.NET Elects 2014 Board of Directors TNS - Executive Lisa Shipley to Lead Organization as President

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The Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net), the premier payments organization dedicated to women in payments, has announced its board of directors for 2014. W.net aspires to be the platform to drive parity for women in payments. Whether new to the field, experienced or considering a career transition, W.net members benefit from unparalleled access to networking, mentoring, career development and educational programming and resources.

Women's Network in Electronic Transactions

“As W.net president, my goal is to connect and empower women in our industry,” said Shipley.

The Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net), the premier payments organization dedicated to women in payments, has announced its board of directors for 2014. W.net aspires to be the platform to drive parity for women in payments. Whether new to the field, experienced or considering a career transition, W.net members benefit from unparalleled access to networking, mentoring, career development and educational programming and resources.

The 15-member board will be led by President Lisa Shipley, EVP & managing director, payment division for Transaction Network Services (TNS). Board officers include 2015 President-Elect Linda Rossetti, president, Bluestone Payments; Treasurer Chris Lee, president, North American strategic partnerships and emerging markets, Moneris Solutions; Secretary Gloria Colgan, managing director, Market Platform Dynamics; and Immediate Past-President Patty Vincent, group executive and chief financial officer merchant segment, TSYS Acquiring Solutions.

2014 W.net directors include Jane Elliott, executive vice president and chief of staff, Global Payments; Diane Vogt-Faro, president, National Benefits Program; Theresa Gongora, corporate strategy and planning, TSYS; Carol Grunberg, senior manager payments and head of strategic partner management, Google; Joan Herbig, chief executive officer, ControlScan; Peggy Bekavac Olson, founder and principal, Strategic Marketing; Christine Larsen, Chief Operating Officer, First Data Corporation; Linda Perry, consultant, Linda S. Perry Consulting; Stacia Smith, regional sales director for First Data Corporation; and Holli Targan, attorney and partner, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

“As W.net president, my goal is to connect and empower women in our industry,” said Shipley. “My goal is to make sure women in payments are represented equally,” adds Shipley. “The board’s strong leadership skills and knowledge of the payments industry benefit the entire W.net membership,” said Shawn Zelman, W.net executive director. “I look forward to working with this talented group of professionals to advance W.net’s mission and vision in 2014.”

About the Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net)
The Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net) is the premier professional organization for women in payments, providing personal enrichment no matter what stage members are in their career. The organization provides world-class national and regional programming, fosters networking and promotes mentoring to help members achieve greater personal success, influence and professional parity. Founded in 2005, W.net is a 501 (c) (3) non-for-profit organization serving more than 800 women in payments annually. For more information about national and regional events and programming, or to become a member, please visit http://www.wnetonline.org.

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