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Brand Press Release PaymentsSource Announces the 2016 Most Influential Women in Payments

  • February 16 2016, 12:00am EST

New York, NY (February 16, 2016)PaymentsSource, the leading source of information and analysis for payments professionals, has announced its 2016 ranking of the 25 Most Influential Women in Payments. The 4th annual ranking is published online at

PaymentsSource will recognize this year’s honorees on Tuesday April 12th, during the “Women in Payments Leadership Summit” held during the 28th Annual Card Forum & Expo at the JW Marriott Los Angeles, hosted by PaymentsSource and American Banker.

“The Most Influential Women in Payments are setting the pace in one of financial services’ most dynamic sectors -- leading efforts on key initiatives such as EMV-chip card security, mobile-wallet adoption, and the faster payments ecosystem,” said Daniel Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief ofPaymentsSource. “Their influence derives from this work, as well as their work to support the advancement of women in this critical industry.”

The honorees, selected by the editors of PaymentsSource, are responsible for businesses and innovations as diverse as the payments industry itself. They are technologists, entrepreneurs, leaders and influencers throughout the worlds of banking, payment processing, hardware development and merchant acquiring.

PaymentsSource's 25 Most Influential Women in Payments are (in alphabetical order):

  • Cindy Armine-Klein, First Data
  • Ann Cairns, MasterCard
  • Kristy Cook, Target
  • Doris Daif, American Express
  • Amala Duggirala, ACI Worldwide
  • Jane Elliott, Global Payments
  • Stephanie Ericksen, Visa
  • Janet Estep, NACHA
  • June Felix, Verifone
  • Stephanie Ferris, Vantiv
  • Reetika Grewal, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Annmarie "Mimi" Hart, MagTek
  • Martina Hund-Mejean, MasterCard
  • Carol Juel, Synchrony Financial
  • Kara Kazazean, Walmart
  • Juliette Kennel, Swift
  • Shazia Manus, The Members Group
  • Leslie McNamara, Citi Retail Services
  • Dawn Murray, FIS
  • Diane Offereins, Discover Financial Services
  • Kathleen Pierce-Gilmore, PayPal
  • Ellen Richey, Visa
  • Colleen Taylor, Capital One
  • Patty Watson, TSYS
  • Stephanie Wolf, Bank of America Merrill Lynch


PaymentsSource is the leading provider of information and analysis for senior professionals in payments, a critical and dynamic industry spanning banking and financial services, retail and business, and e-commerce and technology. The PaymentsSource product suite includes a premium content service at, annual events and conferences, and research and marketing solutions.


SourceMedia LLC, an Observer Capital company, is a diversified business-to-business digital media, marketing services, research, and event company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology, and healthcare sectors. Brands include American Banker, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accounting Today, Health Data Management, and Employee Benefit News.

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Jeannie Nguyen
Executive Marketing Director