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Session: Battle of Payments: Cash, Check, Instant Payments, Card

Session Participants:

  • Jessica Washington
  • David Tente
  • Lynn Dufrane
  • Kathyrn Bunn

About the Speaker:

Jessica J. Washington is assistant vice president and director of payments research and outreach with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this role, Jessica is a recognized thought leader through her collaboration with industry participants, such as financial institutions, fintechs, regulators, law enforcement, the legal community, and others in the Federal Reserve System. She regularly convenes and speaks to payments industry stakeholders to discuss trends in payments, inclusion initiatives and to promote the mitigation of payments risks. Jessica shares her research through blogs, papers, presentations, and hosting forums.
In addition, Ms. Washington currently serves as Deputy Chair to the Special Committee on Payments Inclusion, sits on the Board of ePay Resources and on the Florida State Alumni Association Board of Directors. She has previously served as Deputy Chair of the Diversity Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Advisor to NACHA's Payments Risk Accreditation Oversight Panel, Board Member of The Payments Institute Board of Regents, Advisor to Accredited ACH Certification Board, and Member of FS-ISAC’s Payments Risk and Fraud Group.
Ms. Washington brings 10 years of association management experience. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Jessica served as senior vice president for PaymentsFirst, a not-for-profit trade association. In this role she provided member services such as education and consulting. Jessica managed all aspects of the association such as: information technology, accounting, communications, government and industry relations, human resources, and other day-to-day functions.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from FSU in 2004 with a major in creative writing and minor in childhood development. She is a lifetime member of the FSU Alumni Association, a ProfessioNole Mentor, and active volunteer for Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Post-graduate, Jessica obtained her Accredited ACH Professional Certification in 2007, Six Sigma Green Belt in 2017 and Prosci Change Management Certification in 2019.

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