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NACHA Announces Call for Nominations for 2013 Payments System Awards


Awards Recognize Individuals and Organizations Advancing Electronic Payments

(PRWEB) January 14, 2013

NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association announces a call for nominations for its 2013 Payments System Awards. The awards, which include the George Mitchell Payments System Excellence Award, the Kevin O'Brien ACH Quality Award, and the NACHA PayItGreen Award, recognize both individuals and organizations that lead, innovate, and excel in developing, implementing, promoting or advancing electronic payments. NACHA is accepting award nominations through February 15, 2013. Award recipients will be announced at the Payments System Awards Luncheon, sponsored by TD Bank, during the PAYMENTS 2013 Conference. PAYMENTS 2013, the annual conference for the payments industry, will be held April 21 – 24 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

“NACHA's Payments System Awards present an important opportunity to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of those individuals and organizations advancing electronic payments,” said Janet O. Estep, president and CEO of NACHA. “It is an honor to be able to recognize those who have been instrumental in creating opportunities and solutions in payments, and shaping the future of the industry.”

The George Mitchell Payments System Excellence Award, named after the former vice-chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and early proponent of electronic payments, honors an individual or organization that has shown superior leadership in developing, implementing, or advancing electronic payments. The Kevin O'Brien ACH Quality Award, named in honor of the late Kevin O'Brien, NACHA's 1999-2000 Board Chair, recognizes best practices in ACH participants' efforts to maintain or improve the quality of ACH services and/or the integrity and reliability of the ACH Network. The NACHA PayItGreen Award honors individual or organizational leadership, vision, and innovation in the education and promotion of electronic payments, statements, and billing, to reduce environmental impact.

Last year's award recipients included: J. Steven Stone, AAP, senior vice president, Treasury Management Division, PNC Bank; ACH Alert, LLC; and Cigna Global Health Benefits.

All payments industry participants are invited to submit nominations for the 2013 Payments System Awards. NACHA is accepting nominations through February 15, 2013. For more information about the awards and to access the nomination form and submission guidelines, please visit

About PAYMENTS 2013
PAYMENTS 2013, taking place April 21 – 24 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., features more than 130 educational sessions and workshops with renowned speakers from financial institutions, companies, government agencies, legal and regulatory bodies, consulting and research firms, service providers, and more. Sessions are organized along eight tracks — Automated Clearing House (ACH), card solutions, corporate payment solutions, global focus, healthcare opportunities, mobile banking and payments, risk & compliance, and payments biz – to address the topics of pivotal importance to payments professionals. Conference threads weave hot topics across tracks and emphasize the most significant developments in legal/regulatory, corporate account takeover, remote deposit capture/remotely created checks, community banks/small business/local government opportunities, and NACHA Operating Rules and initiatives. In addition, a dynamic exhibit of nearly 100 industry leaders features today's top products and services.

To learn more about PAYMENTS 2013 sessions, workshops, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors, or to register, visit

NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association
NACHA manages the development, administration, and governance of the ACH Network, the backbone for the electronic movement of money and data. The ACH Network provides a safe, secure, and reliable network for direct account-to-account consumer, business, and government payments. Annually, it facilitates billions of Direct Deposit via ACH and Direct Payment via ACH transactions. Used by all types of financial institutions, the ACH Network is governed by the fair and equitable NACHA Operating Rules, which guide risk management and create payment certainty for all participants. As a not-for-profit association, NACHA represents more than 10,000 financial institutions via 17 regional payments associations and direct membership. Through its industry councils and forums, NACHA brings together payments system stakeholders to foster dialogue and innovation to strengthen the ACH Network. To learn more, please visit,,, and

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