2022: German Vargas, Ocean Bank
Vargas, AVP and ePayments Supervisor for Ocean Bank, was recognized for implementing cross-payment fraud monitoring and emerging payment solutions and enhancements, including RTP®, Same Day ACH, real-time posting for deposit products, and other cash management solutions.
2021: George Bassous, Affirmative Technologies
George founded Affirmative Technologies over 20 years ago to facilitate the successful participation of more financial institutions, third-party service providers, and businesses in electronic payments with an emphasis on risk management, security, and the value of data.
2020: Fred Gibbons, AAP, APRP, CTP, Broadway Bank
Fred has been a tireless leader and promoter of the payments system for over 35 years, enthusiastically sharing his knowledge and experience, not only within his own institution, but with other financial institutions and organization nationwide.
2019: Jorge Jimenez, Juniper Payments and eZForex
Jorge has been developing innovative payment solutions globally for more than 20 years, including his role in the first live blockchain transaction out of a U.S. financial institution, an international transaction that used Same Day ACH to settle.
2018: Sylvia Young, AAP, Security Bank
Sylvia was honored for being an enthusiastic champion of small commercial adoption of electronic payments for over 30 years.
2017: Wanda Chambers, retired from Suncoast Credit Union
Wanda was recognized for her contributions to the faster payments effort and her role on the Federal Reserve's Faster Payments Task Force.
2016: Ruth Brown, AAP, SunTrust Bank
Ruth was honored for her extensive knowledge, dedication, passion, and active role in the ACH Network for over 40 years.
2015: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama was recognized for their multi-year, multi-channel project to improve and streamline the customer payment experience.
2014: Mickey Lawrence, Capital Bank
Mickey was an innovative payments leader for over 40 years who served on ePayResources’ Board of Directors for more than 20 years.