CARD FORUM: TRANSFORMING CARDS & PAYMENTS
CARD FORUM: TRANSFORMING CARDS & PAYMENTS

Card Forum is built exclusively for card and payment executives at the industry’s leading issuers, networks, retailers and innovators. The program includes cutting edge insight from the industry’s most admired and innovative institutions.

Card Forum 2018 is designed to help you increase program performance to offset downward pressure on interchange, create loyalty campaigns that grow customer spend and engagement and stay well ahead of technological innovation. Between today’s increasing number of mobile payment platforms, evolving security threats and pressure to stay two steps ahead of changing customer behaviors, issuers are faced with both critical decisions and terrific opportunities for gaining wallet share. Card Forum will help you prepare for the changes ahead to ensure you make the most of these opportunities.

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Debra Rossi
Vice Chair of Payments, First Data

Debra Rossi is currently the Vice Chair for First Data Corp. She is responsible for payment strategy including responsibility for card networks and worldwide bank sponsorship.

Previously she was an executive vice president at Wells Fargo and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC. Rossi was responsible for the overall business strategy and management of Wells Fargo Merchant Services, which provides payment services for retail and corporate customers and processes nearly $300 billion in payments annually. Under her leadership, Wells Fargo Merchant Services generated double-digit growth over the tenure that she led this organization.

Rossi held multiple leadership roles across Wells Fargo in addition to Merchant Services, Business Internet Services, and e-Commerce Payments. She was responsible for leading many of the payment innovations that are commonplace today. Under her guidance, Wells Fargo launched the first U.S. point-of-sale debit and credit solution for a grocery store in 1988 and for a quick-service restaurant in 1989. In 1995, Rossi led Wells Fargo in becoming the first bank to process a secure credit card transaction on the internet.

In 2001, she was named one of the year’s “Most Influential Executives” by Future Banker magazine. In 2011, Rossi was the first woman to receive the Electronic Transactions Association’s highest honor, the Distinguished Payments Professional Award. For three consecutive years (2011-2013), she was included in a group of Wells Fargo executives named as a “Top Team” by American Banker. In 2016, Rossi received the Women in Payments Distinguished Payments Professional achievement award.

Rossi served on the board of the Electronic Transactions Association, and served as its president in 2015. She currently serves on the board of the Girl Scouts of Northern California, the Discover Card Advisory Council and is a member of the International Women’s Forum.

Debra served previously on the following Boards:
· John F. Kennedy University
· Maestro Debit Card Network
· Star Debit Card Network
· Interlink Debit Card Network
She also served on the following Advisory Councils:
· VISA Risk Forum
· Mastercard Advisory Council
· ETA/Industry Relations Committee

Rossi graduated with honors from Ohio University.

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