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Corporate Press Release The 2015 Most Influential Women in Payments Honored by PaymentsSource

  • March 09 2015, 12:00am EDT

PaymentsSource, the leading source of news and analysis for payments professionals, has announced the honorees for the 2015 Most Influential Women in Payments. The 3rd annual ranking is published online and featured as a special report in the April issue of American Banker Magazine. PaymentsSource and American Banker are SourceMedia brands.

PaymentsSource will celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional leaders on April 8th at an honoree panel discussion and reception, held during the 27th Annual Card Forum & Expo at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, hosted by PaymentsSource and American Banker.

PaymentsSource's 2015 Most Influential Women in Payments are (in alphabetical order):

  • Ann Cairns (MasterCard)
  • Virginia Curnal (Bank of America)
  • Janet O. Estep (NACHA)
  • Kimberly Fitzsimmons (Chase Merchant Services)
  • Reetika Grewal (Silicon Valley Bank)
  • Pamela Joseph (US Bancorp)
  • Kara Kazazean (Walmart)
  • Juliette Kennel (SWIFT)
  • Carey Kolaja (PayPal)
  • Christine Larsen (First Data)
  • Linda Mantia (RBC)
  • Leslie McNamara (Citi Retail Services)
  • Jennifer Miles (Verifone)
  • Rathi Murthy (American Express)
  • Diane Offereins (Discover Financial Services)
  • Linda Perry (Linda S. Perry Consulting)
  • Ellen Richey (Visa)
  • Debra Rossi (Wells Fargo)
  • Valerie Soranno Keating (Barclaycard)
  • Colleen Taylor (Capital One Bank)

"The rules in this business are changing fast: From the Apple Pay launch to the march to EMV, merchants, networks, banks and consumers are rethinking their assumptions and expectations,” said Daniel Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief of PaymentsSource. “This year’s honorees are leading this change, advancing the pace of innovation, challenging their rivals, and fueling the creativity and ambition of those around them.”

SourceMedia launched its first event and ranking focused on women professionals, the Most Powerful Women in Banking, in 2003. Last year SourceMedia added three new professional communities – focused on women executives in asset management, employee benefits and healthcare information technology – to its acclaimed family of programs celebrating and supporting the achievements of women in financial services.


PaymentsSource, a leading provider of payments focused news, technology, trends, analysis, and education needed by professionals to navigate the dynamic payments industry. delivers unparalleled coverage in all aspects of the cards and emerging non-card payments market for banks, credit unions and merchants. We bring together a community of innovators, beyond payments and financial services, through our network of related publications which include American Banker and Bank Technology News.


SourceMedia,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, On Wall Street, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accounting Today, Health Data Management, and Employee Benefit News.

Corporate Contact:
Jeannie Nguyen
Executive Director, Marketing