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APP has four major types of committees.  There is often overlap and collaboration that happens among committees.  

Committees of the Board

Member Engagement Committees

Advocacy Committees

Program Committees

Strategic Interest Groups (SIGs) are another great way for members to get involved. 

Committees of the Board

Committees of the Board are restricted to voting board members and, in some cases, may include invited advisors with specific expertise.  These committees carry the highest level of fiduciary responsibility for APP.  All other committees within APP are Committees of the Organization, which means they may contain voting members who are not members of the Board.  These are working committees, showcasing our ability to deliver programs and services to members.   

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Executive Committee
The Executive Committee (EC) maintains the integrity of the Board’s process. It ensures that the Board and its Committees behave consistently with its own rules and those legitimately imposed upon it from outside the organization. The EC is authorized to make decisions on behalf of the Board between Board meetings.
Finance Committee
The Finance Committee oversees the financial health of the organization and keeps the Board informed of its financial performance and risk. The Committee directs the development and monitoring of APP's budget and investment activities.
Governance Committee
The Governance Committee focuses on the stability, viability, and effectiveness of APP's governance. The committee monitors the performance of the association's governance structure, including the Board, and its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in its governance documents and practices.

Subcommittees of the Board

These Committees are intricately linked to Committees of the Board and allow members not on the Board to support critical board functions related to managing investments, succession planning, and DEI.

Leadership Development Committee

The Leadership Development Committee's primary purpose is to identify and cultivate leaders to advance APP's vision, mission, and strategic direction.  The Committee oversees the nominations and elections process for the Board and works to strengthen APP's succession planning practices.

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee supports the Finance Committee by recommending investment policies and actions, monitoring adopted investment policies for compliance, and evaluating adopted investment actions for effectiveness.

DEI Committee

Newly formed in 2023, this Committee is taking a leadership role in defining and monitoring APP's efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion, and serving as a central point of advocacy for this topic within APP.  

Member Management Committees

These Committees are focused on management activities related to the membership and volunteers. While there may be programmatic elements within these committees, their primary focus is ensuring that the core membership and volunteer functions are working effectively within APP.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee oversees all major activities related to membership outside of programs. They manage the processes for vetting and approving new members, membership renewals, answering membership questions, evaluating and recommending changes to member dues and benefits, and ensuring all members adhere to APP's membership policies including the Code of Conduct.

More Information on Membership

Volunteer & Member Engagement Committee

As a volunteer-driven organization, APP depends upon volunteers to meet our members' needs and expectations. The Volunteer and Member Engagement Committee provides an essential function by coordinating volunteer recruitment and orientation, creating and implementing engagement plans for the membership, and recognizing volunteer contributions.

More Information on Volunteering

Advocacy Committees

The primary focus of advocacy committees is to enhance the reputation and visibility of APP to multiple stakeholder groups that exist largely outside of APP itself.

Many of our SIGs also involve advocacy efforts and contribute content expertise and networking in focused areas.

 Communications Committee 

In 2023, APP restructured its Advocacy Committees to better serve the needs of the organization.  The Communications Committee serves as a creative resource group and supports the preparation and dissemination of marketing collateral and public relations messaging. The Committee also evaluates how the website can be made more useful and user-friendly for members, volunteers, and other constituencies.

Program Committees

These committees monitor and execute the primary areas in which MAC delivers products and services to its members. They oversee the design, execution, and quality of APP's products and services and collaborate to deliver successful, relevant, and valuable member experiences.

Education Committee

As a direct reflection of APP's mission in action, the Education Committee focuses on offering continuing education and educational resources for all aspects of the payment ecosystem. The Education Committee sets the direction and guides both the short- and long-term goals and objectives for APP's educational programs.

More on Upcoming Education Webinars

Events Committee

The Events Committee works with staff and other committees to ensure that APP’s conference experiences meet attendees' needs and expectations and contribute positively to APP's financial health.  These events include virtual, hybrid, and physical event formats.

See the Full Event Calendar

Agenda Committee

The Agenda Committee identifies, recruits, and selects presenters for participation in APP events, such as Level Up, Tech Days, and Regional Meetings. The Committee ensures that a well-balanced, high-quality program is organized and presented at each event.

Learn About Speaking Opportunities

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee focuses on developing relationships that yield sponsorship and support of APP by creating opportunities for sponsors to engage and communicate with members through events and other formats. APP greatly values its sponsor partners and their role in making programs and benefits possible for members.

Join Our Valued Partner Community

Committee Chairs

APP's Committees are led by an outstanding cadre of volunteers. All are leading efforts to support APP's mission, to make the Association of Payment Professionals a better organization, and to deliver value to our members. We are always looking for more volunteers to help out and become volunteer leaders for APP. Committee chairs are invited to attend board meetings in a non-voting capacity and as advisors.

Education Committee chair is currently vacant.
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    Kevin Lambrix
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    Chair - Board Finance Committee
  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith
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    Chair - Investment
  • Heather Randall
    Heather Randall
    Chief Compliance Officer Sphere
    Chair - Board Governance Committee
  • Jacinthia Lawson
    Jacinthia Lawson
    Founder/Managing Partner Risk3-INC
    Chair - DEI
  • Stephen Prince
    Stephen Prince
    CPP Payments Consultant Villa Payments Consulting
    Chair - Leadership Development
  • Julie Schwartz
    Julie Schwartz
    VP, Senior Compliance Officer Esquire Bank
    Chair - Event Logistics
  • Jennifer Maddux
    Jennifer Maddux
    Technical Compliance Manager Intuit Inc.
    Chair - Education
  • Alexis S Lichterman
    Alexis S Lichterman
    Founder Salus Payments
    Chair - Sponsorship
  • Adrienne Gray
    Adrienne Gray
    CPP SVP, Payments Risk & Compliance Commercial Bank of California
    Chair - Membership
  • Diane Driscoll
    Diane Driscoll
    ETA CPP™ Director of Compliance & Risk US Alliance Group
    Chair - Volunteer & Member Engagement
  • Erin Johnston
    Erin Johnston
    ETA CPP Client Experience Manager Chesapeake Bank
    Chair - Communications