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American Transaction Processors Coalition Recognizes Rep. Tom Price’s Leadership First “Legislative Champion” Award Given for Efforts to Advance the Payments Industry
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2016) – Leadership from the American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) presented Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) with its inaugural “Legislative Champion” award this morning in the Budget Committee Room inside the Cannon House Office Building. The award serves as recognition for the Congressman whom has supported the ATPC since its launch in 2014, and the payments processing and FinTech industries throughout his service on Capitol Hill.
“It is an honor to be named ATPC’s inaugural Legislative Champion,” said Congressman Price. “Their mission to protect key jobs and ensure competitiveness for companies in Georgia’s Transaction Alley is vital for success. We must continue to work together to remove barriers to innovation and to preserve an entrepreneurial, pro-growth environment for companies that contribute leaps and bounds to both our nation’s and Georgia’s economies.”
ATPC Executive Director H. West Richards and ATPC Board of Directors Chairman Scott Meyerhoff, COO and CFO of InComm were on-hand to present the award.
Congressman Price’s involvement with the ATPC dates back to its early days at the first payments leadership roundtable in 2013, and he served as a keynote speaker at the coalition’s town hall launch, April 2014 at InComm in downtown Atlanta. He spoke passionately at both gatherings, about the need for the organization, and a unifying effort of the payments industry that is critical to Georgia’s future. Since then, he has been a central force aligning the Georgia delegation in support of the industry, which most notably included challenging the CFPB’s Prepaid Card Rule review process. His leadership helped secure bipartisan support from Georgia’s Congressional delegation.
“When I introduced the concept, mission, and vision of the ATPC to the Congressman he immediately understood,” said H. West Richards, executive director of the ATPC. “He realizes the impact that the 90-plus payment processing and FinTech companies in Georgia’s Transaction Alley have on the economy, both in jobs and revenue, and the need to protect and keep those companies in Georgia.”
The award is one of three in the Coalition’s annual program, debuting this year. The other awards, “Transaction Alley Corporate Excellence” and “Transaction Alley Citizen Award,” will be announced in the coming weeks, and all three recipients will be recognized at a June reception.
The ATPC has made significant progress in Washington, D.C. since the Coalition’s founding. Over the last two years, the ATPC has participated in more than 100 Congressional meetings with members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, committee hearings, and met with leaders at the Department of Homeland Security, White House, and more.