Merchant Acquirers' Committee Hosts Annual Board Meeting and Welcomes New Board Members

The Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC) is pleased to announce a successful completion of their annual on-site Board of Directors’ meeting. The Board was hosted by Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, PC in Detroit, Michigan. The Board reviewed last year’s accomplishments such as the 2016 MAC Annual Conference, the launch of the International webinars and team in Europe, and our continued level of excellence in educating the members of the payment industry. MAC also set goals for continued success in our 2016/17 fiscal year under the newly elected MAC President, Georgia Stavrakis.

Georgia was joined by the entire Board of Director old and new, at this year’s onsite board meeting.  The new Board of Directors, Officers and Advisors represent a broad range of experience and expertise from a wide variety of companies in the merchant acquiring industry. The newly elected team joins an already excellent team of Directors that represents the strengths and the passion of the payment industry. They are;

President - Georgia Stavrakis, Heartland Payment Systems
​CFO – Stephen Prince, Qualpay*
​Vice President – Aliki Liadis-Hall, North American Bancard*
​Vice President- David Landis, G2
​Vice President – Deana Rich, Rich Consulting
​SecretaryVadeene Sisk, Elavon
​Director – Adrienne Gray, Epic Pay
​Director – Branden Williams, First Data Merchant Services*
​Director – Denise Bender, FIS*
​Director –Heather Mark, Ph.D., ProPay, Inc. a TSYS Company
​Director – Holli Targan, Jaffe Raitt, Huer & Weiss, PC
​Director – Jim Bibles, Aperia Solutions
​Director – Kevin Smith, National Payment Card Association*
​Director – Jeffry Beene, JetPay Payments Services*
Director – Sid Pershad, PayPal*
​Advisor – David Moore, American Express*
​Advisor – David Press, MasterCard**
​Advisor – Dione Hodges, Sterling Payment Technologies
​Advisor – Elizabeth Scofield, VISA**
​Advisor – Geoff Gray, Giact Systems
​Advisor – Jeanette Fox, NACHA**
​Advisor – Jeff DePetro, MasterCard**
​Advisor – Kate Root, Chesapeake Payment Systems
​Advisor – Mark Dani, Discover**
​Advisor – Tim Buckingham, Cooperative Bank PLC
​Presidential Advisor – Tim Miller, Elavon*
​Presidential Advisor – Melissa Sutherland, LegitScript**
​Past President – Richard Parrott, TouchSuite*

​*Previously elected, **Non-Elected Appointment

“I am honored to introduce our membership to the 2016-2017 MAC Board of Directors,” said Georgia Stavrakis, incoming MAC President. “The new additions and changes to the board reflect MAC’s dedication to its mission of being the premier Risk, Underwriting, and Compliance educational organization in payment processing.”

ABOUT Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC)

MAC is a non-profit company dedicated to Strengthening the payment ecosystem through ongoing education, communication, and cooperation among acquirers, card brands, and enforcement agencies. MAC is comprised of more than 900 members from over 250 companies.  For more information, contact: Brian Reddoch via email at

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About Merchants Acquirers Committee

MAC is an organization of Bankcard professionals involved in the risk management side of Card Processing. We have members from Banks, ISOs, Card Associations and others related to the risk management side of the industry.

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