PayTech Women Announces 2023 President’s Advisory Council

Group Expands to Represent More Diverse Voices to Empower Women and Drive Meaningful Change in Paytech Industry.

KENT, OHPayTech Women, formerly Wnet, the premier non-profit organization helping professional women rise in the payments and fintech industries, announced new leaders for the PayTech Women President’s Advisory Council (PAC). Fully dedicated to PayTech Women’s goal of strengthening the industry and promoting diversity by empowering and investing in women, the 2023 PAC members bring unique knowledge and subject matter expertise to the Board.

The Council, championing PayTech Women (PTW) 2023 Board President Kelly Beatty, Chief Performance Officer at FIS, continues to expand to represent the diverse voices of women leaders and male advocates more fully across the paytech industry. The full roster is available below and on the PayTech Women (PTW) website.

  • Berica Askew-Breier, Vice President, Product Controls Manager, Bank of America
  • Erin Barbeau, Chief of Staff to the CPO & PO Director, FIS
  • Nicole Baxby, Vice President of Customer Success, Ironscales
  • Katherine Carroll, Network Business Development Specialist, Fiserv
  • Aditi Chakravorty, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase
  • Lindsey Cole, Chief Operating Officer, ACS/LEVERAGE Payment Solutions
  • Connie Davis, Founder and CEO, Kairos Digital Commerce Consulting
  • Diane Driscoll, ETA CPP, Director of Compliance & Risk, US Alliance Group (USAG)
  • Michele Fischthal, Senior Client Manager, American Express
  • Brianna Frost, Product Manager, Discover
  • Joanna Hanner, Director, Corporate Strategy and Development, Discover
  • Terri Harwood, Consultant
  • Amanda Hottel, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase
  • Robin Leidenthal, Vice President, Talent and Ops, Providentia Law
  • Elizabeth Lions, PHR, Executive Career Coach & President, Lionsology
  • Crystal McCorkle, CSPO, Client Service Consultant, TSYS, a Global Payments Company
  • Ida McFadden, Senior Director, Fiserv
  • Diana Mehochko, Chief Operating Officer, Payments, Corporate Vice President, NCR Corporation
  • Megan Mountain, Executive Director, Payments, JPMorgan Chase
  • Hope Page, Director of Finance Shared Services, FIS
  • Valissa Pierrelouis, Founder & CEO, Standout Career Guide & Senior Customer Success Manager, ACI Worldwide
  • Jessica Rogers, Manager, CMM Client Portfolio Performance Management, Fiserv
  • Rose Sikorski, Head of Sponsor Bank Compliance, FIS
  • Dana Sills, Director, Partner Relations, VyaPay
  • Jaquelyn Jackson Simmons, Vice President, Compliance & Operational Risk Manager, Bank of America
  • Jennifer Tramontana, President, The Fletcher Group
  • Rebecca Walden, Vice President, Marketing, First American by Deluxe
  • Leslie Williams, E2E Program Manager, FIS
  • Tom Wimsett, Chairman & Managing Partner, Merchant’s PACT
  • Geeta Wold, ETA CPP, Vice President, Group Product Manager, Elavon
  • Stephanie Zirkle-Puerto, Executive Vice President, Operations, Payroc

“Our PAC members are dedicated to championing DEI and positioning women for leadership opportunities and professional success,” said PayTech Women CEO Wendy Holliday. “Our 2023 programs, including PayTech Women Live and our annual PayTech Women Leadership Summit, will be supported by the PAC to provide our members with unique opportunities to build lasting connections with professionals from the global payments ecosystem.”

PTW Board President Kelly Beatty observed that “this dynamic group of 31 volunteers represents 21 leading companies in the industry, with diverse backgrounds and career levels. They understand that diversity in leadership leads to better business outcomes and are deeply committed to improving the statistics around women’s leadership. I am thrilled to collaborate with this dedicated group of industry professionals who share our mission and are eager to drive positive change in the paytech industry.”

About PayTech Women
PayTech Women is the premier professional organization for women in paytech, providing personal enrichment no matter what stage members are in their careers. Through its focus on DEI, the 5,600+ member-strong association is improving the working environment and opportunities for all women in financial services by propelling meaningful change. The organization provides world-class national and regional programming, fosters networking, and promotes mentoring to help members achieve greater personal success, influence and professional parity. Incorporated in late 2005 and launched in 2006 to empower and invest in women, PayTech Women is the only 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving thousands of women – and the men who advocate for us – across the global paytech industry. For more information or to become a member, visit