Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions Elects 2016 Board of Directors

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Moneris Executive Chris Lee to Lead Organization as President

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The entire Board seeks to strategically enhance W.net’s vision through its services and programs, as well as help create greater opportunities for women in payments.

The Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net), the payments organization dedicated to women in payments, has announced its board of directors for 2016. The 15-member board will be led by Chris Lee, NA strategic partnerships, Moneris. Executive board officers include 2016 President-Elect Gloria Colgan, president, PYMNTS.com; Treasurer Theresa Gongora, head of corporate strategy & planning, TSYS; Secretary Carol Grunberg, head of payments partnerships, Google; and Immediate Past-President Linda Rossetti, president, Bluestone Payments, LLC.

The 2016 W.net directors include Carla Balakgie, president & CEO, National Automatic Merchandising Association; Jane Elliott, executive vice president and chief of staff, Global Payments; founder, Diane Vogt-Faro, president, National Benefits Program; Joan Herbig, chief executive officer, ControlScan; Christine Larsen, chief operations officer, First Data Corporation; founder, Linda Perry, consultant, Linda S. Perry Consulting; Deana Rich, president, Deana Rich Consulting, Inc.; founder Holli Targan, attorney and partner, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C; Kelly Tufts, vice president, portfolio marketing, Discover Financial Services; and Mary Uslander, senior vice president, product segment leader, First Data Corporation.

“As W.net president, my goal is to connect and empower women in our industry,” said W.net incoming president, Chris Lee. “The entire Board seeks to strategically enhance W.net’s vision through its services and programs, as well as help create greater opportunities for women in payments.”

“The Board’s strong leadership skills and knowledge of the payments industry will benefit the entire W.net membership,” said Shawn Taylor Zelman, W.net’s executive director. “I look forward to working with this talented group of professionals to advance W.net’s mission and vision in 2016.”

Whether new to the field of payments, an experienced payments professional or considering a career transition, W.net members benefit from unparalleled access to networking, mentoring, events, career development, educational programming and professional resources. W.net is the premier women’s leadership organization for the payments industry providing unparalleled networking, career development programming, mentoring and professional resources to women at all stages of their career.

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 1,000 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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