Officers

Robert Skiba

Robert Skiba

Robert Skiba

Chairman of the Board, NBPCA

Robert Skiba, Executive Vice President - Regulatory and Government Affairs, at InComm, Inc. Prior Additional Assignments, With InComm, have included EVP – General Manager of Financial Services, Loyalty and Business to Business Incentive Products/Programs.

Prior to joining InComm, Mr. Skiba, (Bob), served as President and General Manager of Ceridian - Stored Value Solutions, a Division of Ceridian, Inc. Mr. Skiba served as President and General Manager of Ceridian - Stored Value Systems, Inc., from April 2004 to December, 2008.

Previously, he served as Vice President, Chief Internal Auditor of Gap, Inc., V.P. of Financial Services, V.P. of Consulting & Assurance Services and Continuity Planning for Gap, Inc., the San Francisco-based retailer for Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy apparel brands.

Prior to joining Gap in 1997, Mr. Skiba held numerous senior financial management positions, including Vice President of Financial Operations at The Home Depot Inc., V.P. Controller of the Mall Store Group and National Manager for Inventory Control, for Sears; Vice President of Operations Management and Store Planning at Barney's New York; and Corporate Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Mr. Skiba also serves as Chairman of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association

Mr. Skiba received a MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern 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. 




Key Support Staff


Steffanie Housman

P: 202.548.7203

Steffanie Housman

Membership Marketing Manager & Industry Outreach
NBPCA



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.


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