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  • Payments Tip: Navigating FFIEC Guidance

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/18/2019 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

    Guidance issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) addresses many areas of risk. This includes payment systems, internet banking, data security and other sensitive areas. During this session, we will explore the various areas addressed in the FFIEC guidance and discuss sound practices recommended for implementation. . 

    Guidance issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) addresses many areas of risk. This includes payment systems, internet banking, data security and other sensitive areas.  During this session, we will explore the various areas addressed in the FFIEC guidance and discuss sound practices recommended for implementation.

    John Curtis, AAP, NCP, APRP

    SVP, Education & Training

    John has over twenty years of experience in payments and has held positions in Treasury Management, Information Systems and Corporate Training and Development. John was Product Manager for Electronic Payments including ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies for fourteen years at Bank of the West. He has served as Chairman of WesPay’s Education Committee and as an Advisor to the WesPay Board of Directors. John served as the Chairman of the Board of Payments Resource One (PRO). He is a member of the American Bankers Association Task Force on Payments Law and has lectured on payments topics including legal issues, emerging technologies, compliance and risk management.

    As Senior Vice President of Education and Training, John Curtis oversees the educational offerings for WesPay to ensure members have access to high quality, timely and relevant training that is critical for success in today’s ever changing payments landscape. Before coming to WesPay, John dedicated the previous fourteen years of his career to the payments arena as a Product Manager for Electronic Payments covering ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies. He holds the AAP, NCP and APRP accreditations.

  • Check Fundamentals

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/17/2019 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

    WesPay’s Check Fundamentals session includes a history and the required components of a check, check processing regulations, forward and return processing. A review of how to assist staff in identifying fraudulent checks will also be highlighted, as well as an overview of the latest check processing procedures around Check 21 and image processing.

    WesPay’s Check Fundamentals session includes a history and the required components of a check, check processing regulations, forward and return processing. A review of how to assist staff in identifying fraudulent checks will also be highlighted, as well as an overview of the latest check processing procedures around Check 21 and image processing.

    Angie Smith, AAP, NCP

    SVP, Professional Development Events

    Angie currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Professional Development Events at WesPay, where she is responsible for member programs supporting the AAP and NCP accreditations. She is also responsible for the development and execution of the WesPay Certificate programs relating to ACH, Check and Cross-Channel Risk.

    Angie is a recognized industry expert in both paper and electronic payments regulation. She brings thirty years of payments experience to WesPay Advisors and has worked for leading payments organizations, including Federal Reserve Bank, Viewpointe, and MACHA – The Mid-Atlantic Payments Association. She consults to financial institutions in the areas of payments regulations and process improvement. Angie has an extensive background in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to check/image processing, exception processing, and Remote Deposit Capture product offerings.

    Prior to joining WesPay, Angie spent seven years at various regional payments associations and was responsible for managing education and consulting services to financial services. Angie was the director of education where she was responsible for training various financial institutions relating to check processing and image exchange rules and processes. Prior to working in the payments association arena, Angie spent over thirteen years at the Federal Reserve Bank, where she was responsible for processing handling of checks, returns and adjustment.

    Angie currently serves on the ECCHO Editorial Board for the NCPC Program. She also holds an AAP and NCP accreditation.

    Connie LaChance, AAP, NCP, APRP

    Vice President, Education & Training

    Before coming to WesPay, Connie has spent nearly twenty years working in the Credit Union industry. She began her career in accounting and quickly became immersed in ACH payments. For over twelve years, she has been in involved in ACH Operations; with the past eight years managing the ACH department at Ent Credit Union and participating in the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Advisory Group. Connie currently holds the AAP, NCP, and APRP designations.

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

    Patty Presta, AAP, NCP

    VP, Professional Development Events

    Patty Presta is Vice President of Professional Development Events at WesPay and is an Accredited ACH Professional who has conducted ACH training since 1997. Her responsibilities include training financial institutions through live workshops, webinars, and webcasts, as well as consulting on such topics as ACH Origination, Risk Management and other electronic payment-related issues. Patty has taught at NACHA’s Payments Conferences and Payments Institute and has also served on several NACHA Rules work groups and task forces. Prior to joining WesPay, Patty worked at the New England ACH Association as their AVP of Education.

  • ACH Origination Agreements

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/16/2019 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    Electronic payments continue to thrive, and as a result, more legal issues have arisen. This session helps you understand what must be in your agreements and helps you apply sound practices with your Origination clients.

    Electronic payments continue to thrive, and as a result, more legal issues have arisen. We are all working on better ways to manage risk but how are we communicating that to our origination clients?  If you don’t put your expectations in writing, they won’t hold up in a court of law. You must take the necessary steps to cover yourself from liability. This session helps you understand what must be in your agreements and helps you apply sound practices with your Origination clients.

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

    Connie LaChance, AAP, NCP, APRP

    Vice President, Education & Training

    Before coming to WesPay, Connie has spent nearly twenty years working in the Credit Union industry. She began her career in accounting and quickly became immersed in ACH payments. For over twelve years, she has been in involved in ACH Operations; with the past eight years managing the ACH department at Ent Credit Union and participating in the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Advisory Group. Connie currently holds the AAP, NCP, and APRP designations.

  • Faster Fridays: Faster Payments Risk

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/11/2019 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    Although they move us forward when it comes to speed, Faster Payments can also mean faster fraud. As you determine your strategy, you must also address risk management aspects in your Risk Assessment. This session will discuss some of the various risks associated with Faster Payments and some of the tools you’ll need to keep yourself protected.

    Although they move us forward when it comes to speed, Faster Payments can also mean faster fraud. As you determine your strategy, you must also address risk management aspects in your Risk Assessment. This session will discuss some of the various risks associated with Faster Payments and some of the tools you’ll need to keep yourself protected.

    John Curtis, AAP, NCP, APRP

    SVP, Education & Training

    John has over twenty years of experience in payments and has held positions in Treasury Management, Information Systems and Corporate Training and Development. John was Product Manager for Electronic Payments including ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies for fourteen years at Bank of the West. He has served as Chairman of WesPay’s Education Committee and as an Advisor to the WesPay Board of Directors. John served as the Chairman of the Board of Payments Resource One (PRO). He is a member of the American Bankers Association Task Force on Payments Law and has lectured on payments topics including legal issues, emerging technologies, compliance and risk management.

    As Senior Vice President of Education and Training, John Curtis oversees the educational offerings for WesPay to ensure members have access to high quality, timely and relevant training that is critical for success in today’s ever changing payments landscape. Before coming to WesPay, John dedicated the previous fourteen years of his career to the payments arena as a Product Manager for Electronic Payments covering ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies. He holds the AAP, NCP and APRP accreditations.

  • Regulation University (Pleasanton, CA)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Pleasanton, CA - 10/10/2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Local Time): Join WesPay for Regulation U! This interactive Payments Regulation Workshop will give you the detailed information you need to know in order to maintain compliance.

    Pleasanton, CA - 10/10/2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Local Time): 

    This in-depth WesPay Workshop will highlight the rules and regulations governing both paper and electronic payments. Rule sets, Federal Government Regulations, Operating Circulars and others make up the legal framework for financial institutions and provide protection for consumers from erroneous entries.  In some cases, we use governance to limit our own liability with other financial institutions.  Join us as we bring you the knowledge you need to maintain compliance in your organization.

    Patty Presta, AAP, NCP

    VP, Professional Development Events

    Patty Presta is Vice President of Professional Development Events at WesPay and is an Accredited ACH Professional who has conducted ACH training since 1997. Her responsibilities include training financial institutions through live workshops, webinars, and webcasts, as well as consulting on such topics as ACH Origination, Risk Management and other electronic payment-related issues. Patty has taught at NACHA’s Payments Conferences and Payments Institute and has also served on several NACHA Rules work groups and task forces. Prior to joining WesPay, Patty worked at the New England ACH Association as their AVP of Education.

  • Payments Fraud & Risk (Pleasanton, CA)

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Pleasanton, CA - 10/10/2019 9:00am - 12:00pm (Local Time): Join WesPay for this interactive Workshop, where we’ll take a detailed look at how fraud is committed using technology and even how criminals succeed with simple tactics.

    Pleasanton, CA - 10/10/2019 9:00am - 12:00pm (Local Time):

    During this interactive workshop, we will focus on how fraudsters are attempting to steal funds from your accountholders. We’ll take you on a tour of the dark web, where Bitcoin is being used to facilitate the purchase of drugs, weapons, and financial data including the purchase of debit cards, account numbers and counterfeit currency. The program will also provide an in-depth look at other areas of fraud in payments; some high-tech and even low-tech scams people still fall for when not properly informed.

    Patty Presta, AAP, NCP

    VP, Professional Development Events

    Patty Presta is Vice President of Professional Development Events at WesPay and is an Accredited ACH Professional who has conducted ACH training since 1997. Her responsibilities include training financial institutions through live workshops, webinars, and webcasts, as well as consulting on such topics as ACH Origination, Risk Management and other electronic payment-related issues. Patty has taught at NACHA’s Payments Conferences and Payments Institute and has also served on several NACHA Rules work groups and task forces. Prior to joining WesPay, Patty worked at the New England ACH Association as their AVP of Education.

  • Regulation University (Albuquerque, NM)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Albuquerque, NM - 10/09/2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Local Time): Join WesPay for Regulation U! This interactive Payments Regulation Workshop will give you the detailed information you need to know in order to maintain compliance.

    Albuquerque, NM - 10/09/2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Local Time): 

    This in-depth WesPay Workshop will highlight the rules and regulations governing both paper and electronic payments. Rule sets, Federal Government Regulations, Operating Circulars and others make up the legal framework for financial institutions and provide protection for consumers from erroneous entries.  In some cases, we use governance to limit our own liability with other financial institutions.  Join us as we bring you the knowledge you need to maintain compliance in your organization.

    Connie LaChance, AAP, NCP, APRP

    Vice President, Education & Training

    Before coming to WesPay, Connie has spent nearly twenty years working in the Credit Union industry. She began her career in accounting and quickly became immersed in ACH payments. For over twelve years, she has been in involved in ACH Operations; with the past eight years managing the ACH department at Ent Credit Union and participating in the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Advisory Group. Connie currently holds the AAP, NCP, and APRP designations.

  • Key Elements in an ACH Risk Management Program

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/09/2019 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    During this session, we will examine the components of an ODFI risk assessment along with highlights on some less-than-obvious considerations. Let the experts at WesPay answer these questions and more, as we consider all of the key elements of ACH Risk.

    During this session, we will examine the components of an ODFI risk assessment along with highlights on some less-than-obvious considerations, such as; Have you really thought of everything from the ODFI perspective? Have you considered every area-from systems to vendors, compliance to legal, and operations to credit? Have you reviewed third-party processors and senders?  Let the experts at WesPay answer these questions and more, as we consider all of the key elements of ACH Risk.

    Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

    VP, Education

    Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

  • Payments Fraud & Risk (Albuquerque, NM)

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Albuquerque, NM - 10/09/2019 9:00am - 12:00pm (Local Time): Join WesPay for this interactive Workshop, where we’ll take a detailed look at how fraud is committed using technology and even how criminals succeed with simple tactics.

    Albuquerque, NM - 10/09/2019 9:00am - 12:00pm (Local Time):

    During this interactive workshop, we will focus on how fraudsters are attempting to steal funds from your accountholders. We’ll take you on a tour of the dark web, where Bitcoin is being used to facilitate the purchase of drugs, weapons, and financial data including the purchase of debit cards, account numbers and counterfeit currency. The program will also provide an in-depth look at other areas of fraud in payments; some high-tech and even low-tech scams people still fall for when not properly informed.

    Connie LaChance, AAP, NCP, APRP

    Vice President, Education & Training

    Before coming to WesPay, Connie has spent nearly twenty years working in the Credit Union industry. She began her career in accounting and quickly became immersed in ACH payments. For over twelve years, she has been in involved in ACH Operations; with the past eight years managing the ACH department at Ent Credit Union and participating in the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Advisory Group. Connie currently holds the AAP, NCP, and APRP designations.

  • Regulation University (Phoenix, AZ)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Phoenix, AZ - 10/08/2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Local Time): Join WesPay for Regulation U! This interactive Payments Regulation Workshop will give you the detailed information you need to know in order to maintain compliance.

    Phoenix, AZ - 10/08/2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Local Time): 

    This in-depth WesPay Workshop will highlight the rules and regulations governing both paper and electronic payments. Rule sets, Federal Government Regulations, Operating Circulars and others make up the legal framework for financial institutions and provide protection for consumers from erroneous entries.  In some cases, we use governance to limit our own liability with other financial institutions.  Join us as we bring you the knowledge you need to maintain compliance in your organization.

    Connie LaChance, AAP, NCP, APRP

    Vice President, Education & Training

    Before coming to WesPay, Connie has spent nearly twenty years working in the Credit Union industry. She began her career in accounting and quickly became immersed in ACH payments. For over twelve years, she has been in involved in ACH Operations; with the past eight years managing the ACH department at Ent Credit Union and participating in the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Advisory Group. Connie currently holds the AAP, NCP, and APRP designations.