Association of Payment Professionals Announces Board Transitions

Posted By: Stephen Prince APP Dispatch, People News,

Association of Payment Professionals Announces Board Transitions

As the fiscal year draws to a close for the Association of Payment Professionals (APP), it is a time of heartfelt thanks and fresh beginnings within our Board of Directors. This annual transitional period welcomes new faces to the leadership team while honoring the significant contributions of departing Board members whose terms are ending.

Gratitude for Dedicated Service

Our community owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Gerald Lannan (Fortis) and Liz Pike (Green Rhino Recruitment), whose terms on the Board are concluding at the end of May. Their dedication and leadership have been instrumental in steering our organization towards its goals. Both have left an indelible mark on our Board, and while their presence will be missed in board meetings, their involvement will continue, enriching our community through various volunteer roles.

We must also extend our thanks to Stephen Prince (Villa Payments Consulting), whose term as Immediate Past President ends this month as well. Stephen’s leadership tenure has been marked by invaluable guidance and strategic foresight, and we are fortunate that he will continue to serve APP via other volunteer avenues.

Welcoming New and Returning Leaders

June 1st marks a significant date as we welcome both new and returning members to the APP Board of Directors:

  • Heather Randall (Sphere Commerce) - Chief Compliance Officer (Secretary) - first term

  • Dom Cirone (Midigator) - Board Director - second term

  • Jacinthia Lawson (MVB Financial) - Board Director - second term 

  • Erin Johnston (Chesapeake Bank) - Board Director - first term

  • Julie Schwartz (Esquire Bank) - Board Director - first term

  • Lance Rich (EBizCharge) - Board Director - first term

Heather brings her expertise and experience after being a vital contributor to APP’s current governance structure. Both Jacinthia and Dom are valued for their deep understanding of APP, leadership, and experience, and are returning for their second terms. Newcomers Erin, Lance, and Julie are poised to inject new ideas and energy into the Board after providing vital contributions to committees. 

In another significant leadership transition, Aliki Liadis-Hall will formally step into the role of President-Elect on June 1, 2024, preparing to assume the presidency the following year. And, Kevin Lambrix will be beginning his second term as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the same time. Their anticipated leadership is expected to drive continued growth and innovation at APP. 

Looking Forward

This blend of seasoned leaders and new visionaries promises to maintain APP's level of services for our members. The Association of Payment Professionals remains committed to its mission of advancing the payment profession through education, leadership, and collaboration.

Here's to another successful year at APP, where innovation and leadership go hand in hand!