Officers

Wendy Lewis

Wendy Lewis

Wendy Lewis

Chairman of the Board, NBPCA

Wendy Lewis is the Senior Director, Regulatory and Government Affairs for Blackhawk Network, based out of the St. Louis, MO office. Blackhawk is a leading prepaid and payments network, which supports the program management and the physical and digital distribution of a large range of prepaid products. Wendy is responsible for the government relations activities at the federal and state/provincial level in the US and Canada. Previously Wendy was the Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President Corporate Legal for InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions, and the Prepaid Compliance Officer for the subsidiaries involved in prepaid of InteliSpend’s parent company, Maritz Holdings.

Wendy was the only InteliSpend recipient of the coveted Chairman’s Award for 2012, an award reserved for very few vice presidents in the entire Maritz Holdings enterprise. Wendy is the Chairman of the Board of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association, and holds a Board seat on the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the global Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, and The Card Coalition. Wendy brings a perspective from the legal and business side, along with business-to-consumer and business-to-business program manager, money transmitter and issuer experience.

In addition to Wendy’s experience in government relations, legal, risk, and compliance, she has experience as director of human resources. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in business management from Maryville University.



Nora Arpin

Nora Arpin

Vice Chair, NBPCA

Nora Arpin is responsible for the strategy, development, compliance and client relationships of the Government Electronic Solutions team within Comerica Bank’s National Bankcard Services department. Among her group’s responsibilities is the management of the U.S. Treasury’s Direct Express program which provides millions of Federal Benefit Recipients with electronic deposit of their benefits on a prepaid card.

She has more than 40 years of dedicated banking experience, including 25 years of treasury management experience and 10 years of retail banking experience. Nora is a frequent speaker at industry events and is Board member of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association and the Electronic Funds Transfer Association.

Previously, Nora managed Comerica’s Treasury Management Sales team, and Commercial Card team, with product, sales, customer service and profit-and-loss responsibility.

Over the course of her distinguished banking career, Nora has been involved in many industry firsts. Under her proven leadership, Comerica moved from 54th to 11th among the largest card issuers nationwide, with the distinction of becoming the #1 Prepaid Card Issuer (The Nilson Report, 2012).

Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth & Institutional Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful.


Brad Fauss

Brad Fauss

P: 202-548-7202

Brad Fauss

President and CEO, NBPCA

Brad Fauss is the President and CEO of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA), a non-profit trade organization dedicated to Educate, Advocate, Protect and Promote the prepaid card industry to government, media, and consumers. Brad has been involved with the NBPCA since its inception in 2006 and has served as either an Advisory Board Member or as a Director. He was elevated to the level of Chairman of the Board for a brief period before accepting a full time position as General Counsel, which eventually led to his current role as President and CEO of the Association.

Mr. Fauss, a lawyer by trade, is a nationally recognized payments expert with more than 15 years of experience in the payments industry including senior leadership positions with Brightwell Payments, TSYS Prepaid and Global Payments, among others. Prior to serving as General Counsel for the NBPCA, Mr. Fauss served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Brightwell Payments in Atlanta, Georgia. Before working in house, Mr. Fauss practiced law with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and Parker, Poe, Adams, and Bernstein, LLP, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mr. Fauss received a BS in Finance, Summa Cum Laude, from Florida State University and a JD, with Honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a frequent speaker on payments-related topics. Mr. Fauss currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children.


Hugh Meadows

Anthony Hugh Meadows

Anthony Hugh Meadows

Treasurer, NBPCA

Hugh Meadows has over 30 years of leadership positions in the financial services and healthcare sectors. Mr. Meadows started his career at Zions First National Bank for sixteen years. Positions held at Zions were Vice President of Bankcard Services managing the card issuing, merchant acquiring, and private label lines of business; Vice President over Bank Mergers and Acquisitions responsible for managing the process of systems conversions of acquired banks into Zions Bancorporation; and Senior Vice President over Consumer Loan Servicing managing operations for five banks.

Mr. Meadows assisted with the startup of two industrial banks in the state of Utah, the most recent being Exante Bank, now Optum Bank. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Meadows was responsible for the Card Services, Credit, and Risk Management areas. Prior to joining Optum Bank, Mr. Meadows served as the Chief Operations Officer for MinervaHealth, a financial services company offering health care solutions to the uninsured and underinsured. Most recently, Mr. Meadows served as the EVP, Executive Director over the Payment Card Solutions division at UMB Bank. Mr. Meadows has now joined Green Dot Corporation as their Senior Vice President over Business Operations. 

Mr. Meadows holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Utah. Mr. Meadows is a member of the following Boards: The Road Home (Salt Lake City homeless shelter), Junior Achievement of Utah, and the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA).



Shelly Schneekloth

Shelly Schneekloth

Secretary, NBPCA

At FIS, Shelly Schneekloth is currently responsible for Operations for the Prepaid Sunrise division which includes the Product, Project, Quality Assurance/Change Management, and Client Services Teams. FIS Prepaid provides end-to-end prepaid card issuing processing/outsourcing for financial institutions and program managers worldwide.

Shelly is a veteran of the prepaid card industry, originally starting in 1998 at ClaimCard, which later became WildCard Systems, Inc. WildCard Systems was acquired by eFunds in 2005, which was in turn acquired by FIS in 2007. Shelly left WildCard Systems in 2004 but rejoined the FIS Prepaid team in 2008 managing Prepaid Product delivery and leading the Product Development team.

Prior to returning to FIS, Shelly consulted with eFunds in the prepaid industry in the Asia Pacific Region, establishing some of the early prepaid programs in Singapore and Australia. She also worked for a start-up company, Textura, in the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi, managing client services. Textura electronically integrates all construction payment management process components to help facilitate faster and more efficient payments. Prior to joining ClaimCard, Shelly was a General Manager for Interealty Systems.

Shelly holds a Masters in Finance from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from James Madison University. 



Kirsten Trusko

Kirsten Trusko

President Emeritus, NBPCA



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Brian C. Tate

Brian C. Tate

P: 202-329-8938

Brian C. Tate

Vice President, Government Relations
NBPCA

A native Marylander, Brian is a graduate of the Howard University School of Law and is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland and the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, Brian has an M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in Political Science from King’s College (PA). Brian was also a White House intern during the Clinton Administration in 1996.

After graduating from law school in 2004, Brian first started working in the financial services sector when he began working as an advocate for the credit union industry. During his time with the credit unions, Brian held the position of Vice President for Legislative Affairs (MDDCUA) and Director of State Advocacy (CUNA).

In 2009, Brian joined the Financial Services Roundtable as Vice President of Banking. At FSR Brian represented banks, card issuers and networks, asset management, and insurance companies. Further, Brian led FSR efforts on Interchange Fees, Orderly Liquidation Authority, Fiduciary Duty, and Retirement Security. Work with member companies to develop public policy agenda and advocacy strategies on wide-range of issues before the Administration, Congress, and regulatory agencies.

Brian Tate currently resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife and three children.



Stephanie Teta

P: 847-340-9939

Stephanie Teta

Industry Outreach
NBPCA

Jennifer Tramontana

Jennifer Tramontana

Jennifer Tramontana

President
The Fletcher Group, LLC

Jennifer Tramontana has served as Director of Communications for the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) since 2006 helping to educate government officials, the media and consumers about the positive attributes of network branded prepaid cards. She is also President and Founder of The Fletcher Group, www.fletchergroupllc.com, a strategic communications firm that works with clients in the prepaid industry and beyond to optimize their message and enhance their presence and reputation.

Over the last decade, Ms. Tramontana has developed and executed numerous communications programs for businesses and membership organizations including The World Health Organization, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Orange Glo International, The United Nations, Verizon, The Pew Center for Global Climate Change and Seagram Spirits. She is a respected resource to senior management teams with experience in corporate reputation management, crisis planning and awareness building programs. Having worked in several international destinations including Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong, Ms. Tramontana brings an international perspective to her work.

A native of Toronto, Canada, Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. She also earned a Masters of International Affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.