New Education Leader Begins Journey at RSPA

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Charlotte, NC – The RSPA is pleased to announce the addition of Kathy Meader as the Vice President of Member Education Services.

Kathy brings a long track-record of success in constructing, launching, and executing Channel Curriculum that drives success for VARs and Vendors alike. Kathy’s experience includes onboarding new sales professionals and sales leadership training to the delivery of service and operations programs that impact the customer experience and the bottom-line.

From 2005 to 2011, Kathy played a material role in fostering an environment that created exponential growth while serving the channel community at Radiant Systems. Radiant was purchased by NCR, in 2011. Kathy continued with NCR in an expanded role until 2015 when she was named Director of Global Channel Operations for Aptean. Kathy brings structure, discipline, creativity, and consistency to the RSPA environment of learning.

“Kathy will be a catalyst in driving more “quality touches” as we create more value add in more ways for our RSPA members.” says John Kirk, President and CEO.

 “I am excited to join the RSPA team at a time when the industry is experiencing such rapid change and opportunity,” says Kathy. “The RSPA strives to provide relevant and high quality educational programs and services that enable members to drive success in their businesses. I look forward to bringing my channel passion and experience to the table as we continue to serve our members through the delivery of quality education services.”

Kathy earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland and holds a Master of Education Degree from University of Georgia. Kathy will work alongside the existing RSPA team as they deliver on the vision, mission, and trademark together.

Please join us in welcoming Kathy to our RSPA Leadership team!

About RSPA
The RSPA is the only association dedicated to the point of sale and retail technology industry. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the point of sale ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers education, certification, a legal hotline, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and INSPIRE® which provide face to face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by going to

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