Helen Herring is the Vice President of Payments Implementation with First Century Bank, N.A, a technology driven, payments-focused community bank based in Gainesville, GA. In December 2019, First Century Bank acquired First Covenant Bank, increasing its presence in the southeast and the US by continuing to offer diverse business lines and products within the payments and lending verticals. Helen coordinates and manages First Century’s prepaid and credit card programs as well as implementing new emerging payment products across multiple sectors. She has an extensive commercial banking background, specializing in electronic card payments solutions and product management. Prior to her role at First Century, Helen worked as Chief Financial Officer for a women’s clothing retailer based in the southeast. Previously, she also worked as Assistant Vice President of Commercial Development at First American Bank in Athens, GA. where she helped build the Corporate Treasury Services division and worked in commercial real estate lending. Helen holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She volunteers with organizations devoted to improving financial literacy and is an avid Jeopardy! fan. She currently resides with her husband in Athens, GA.