Jess Sharp

Jess Sharp

Jess Sharp is senior vice president and executive director of the American Bankers Association’s Card Policy Council. Sharp serviced on President George W. Bush's domestic policy council, first as a specialist in transportation and labor policy issues and then taking� on a broader portfolio as deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy.
  • PayThink In EMV Debate, Chip Matters More Than Anything Else

    Jess Sharp
    Jess Sharp
    Senior Vice President American Bankers Association
    A recent column by Penny Crosman on whether cards with newer chip technology should be paired with a signature or PIN, for added security, came down squarely on the side of using PINs. But the article overlooked a key fact in the debate: neither is the most important defense against fraud. It’s the chip that matters.