Around the Fed, Event Summaries, Faster Payments, Payments Efficiency

Get Engaged with the Fed at Industry Events this Spring

The Federal Reserve, and specifically, Federal Reserve Financial Services (FRFS), is engaging with the payments industry at this spring’s conferences and webinars. These and other events will enable you to learn more about FRFS, including the latest about the FedNowSM Service to be launched in July and many other topics related to the exciting future of payments.

Most recently, the industry heard from multiple Fed speakers at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) (Off-site) Feb. 26 – March 2, ePayConnect (Off-site) March 12-14 and ICBA LIVE (Off-site) March 12-16. Conference attendees also visited the FRFS booth on the exhibit floors of both CUNA GAC and ICBA LIVE, where Relationship Managers and other FRFS representatives were on hand to discuss the FedNow Service (Off-site), FedPayments® Insights Service (Off-site), the Synthetic Identity Fraud Mitigation Toolkit (Off-site) and more.

Nacha Smarter Faster Payments 2023

Look for the Fed at Nacha’s annual in-person conference (Off-site) in Las Vegas April 16-19 and the Remote Connect (Off-site) event May 8-10, for thought-provoking discussions on advancing a safe, efficient and faster payments world.

A highlight of the Las Vegas conference will be the Federal Reserve Town Hall (Off-site) from 1:45-2:35 p.m. PT on Monday, April 17. The audience will hear perspectives from Fed leaders Cheryl Venable, chief of payments operations for FRFS; Shonda Clay, chief of product and relationship management for FRFS; Nick Stanescu, senior vice president and business executive for the FedNow Service; Nell Campbell-Drake, vice president of industry relations for FRFS; as well as Susan Foley, deputy director, Federal Reserve Board of Governors (photos below).

Cheryl Venable, Shonda Clay, Nick Stanescu, Nell Campbell-Drake, Susan Foley

FRFS speakers at Nacha also include:

  • Kandice Alter, vice president of payments improvement, will host a Topical Talk on how new models for money movement are shaping the payments ecosystem.
  • Dan Gonzalez, vice president and national account director, and Siobhan O’Malley, national account program manager, will lead a Topical Talk on working with service providers to prepare for the FedNow Service launch.
  • Guy Berg, vice president of payments improvement, will speak on the digital highway to transform business-to-business payments processing.
  • Mike Timoney, vice president of payments improvement, will discuss the future trajectory of remote authentication fraud.

For a full list of Fed speakers and topics at Nacha, including the ACH network’s current state and operations governance, financial inclusion, instant payments and central bank digital currency, visit our Events page and the Nacha website (Off-site). If you plan to attend the conference, be sure to visit us and speak with Fed representatives at booth #600 in the exhibit hall.

*Note that speakers and sessions are subject to change.