APP Volunteer Awards

Since its founding, APP's existence was made possible by the contributions, achievements, and impact of individuals who volunteered their time, talent, energy, and resources to support APP's mission.  How can we resist acknowledging and celebrating our volunteers and members for their contributions?

This page serves to highlight our current Awards.  We are considering additional awards for the future.  If you would like to nominate someone for an award, or if there is an award category you think APP should develop, we would like to hear from you!

Current APP Volunteer Awards:

Starting in 2022, APP provides two awards each year.  The recipients of these awards will be announced at the Level Up event in March.
MAC Awards for Volunteering
Owl Award
The Owl Award recognizes the contributions of volunteers who have made an “above and beyond” contribution to APP's success or growth over the past two years. It may be awarded annually.

The selected recipient:

  • Is an APP volunteer in good standing, is not on the Executive Committee, and has not previously received the award.
  • Has made a recognized “above and beyond” contribution to APP's success or growth within the past 2 years.
  • Their leadership and/or service contributions helped APP (a) launch a significant new program; (b) renew/regenerate an existing program; or (c) move a portion of the strategic plan forward in a significant way.
Donut Award
The  Donut Award is reserved for outstanding volunteers who contribute to APP consistently over time.  It may be awarded to up to three individuals annually.

The selected recipient:

  • Intended to recognize those very select individuals who have gone above and beyond any reasonable expectation of service to APP and its mission again and again in a meaningful way. 
  • Is not on the Executive Committee or designated selection committee, and has not previously received the award.
  • Has made a recognized “above and beyond” contribution to APP's success or growth over 5 or more years.
  • Their consistent and repeated leadership and/or service contributions helped APP achieve its mission in a significant way over time.

 


Owl Award for Volunteering

The Owl Award recognizes the contributions of volunteers who have made an “above and beyond” contribution to APP’s success or growth over the past two years. It may be awarded annually. Established in 2022.
Jennifer Maddux
Jennifer Maddux
Technical Compliance Manager Intuit Inc. (805)952-3655
Award Recipient 2023
Julie Schwartz
Julie Schwartz
VP, Senior Compliance Officer Esquire Bank 516-615-1698
Award Recipient 2022

Donut Award for Volunteering

According to APP lore, in the early days of APP, members would meet in a café or donut shop to discuss current risks and trends in payment fraud and crimes. This award recalls that history, and reflects the values that have always been a part of APP: education, collaboration, and leadership. The Donut Shop represents the importance of a place to come together as a community. Donuts symbolize the way some volunteers keep coming back around again and again, like an endless circle, to make APP a successful and valuable organization and community for its members. Thus, the Donut Award for Volunteering is reserved for outstanding volunteers who continue to contribute to APP consistently over time. Established in 2022.
David Landis
David Landis
SVP of Sales Interim Member
Award Recipient 2023
Vadeene Sisk
Vadeene Sisk
VP of Global Disputes Interim Member
Award Recipient 2023
Georgia E Stavrakis
Georgia E Stavrakis
SVP/Risk and Control Director Wells Fargo
Award Recipient 2023
Jeffry Beene
Jeffry Beene
Chief Risk Officer - Payments Thread Bank
Award Recipient 2022
Adrienne Gray
Adrienne Gray
CPP SVP, Payments Risk & Compliance Commercial Bank of California
Award Recipient 2022
Aliki Liadis-Hall
Aliki Liadis-Hall
VP, Risk Strategy & Portfolio Analytics Elavon
Award Recipient 2022