22nd Annual DRF Attracted Top Payment Professionals From Around the World

Aug 16, 2011, 12:12 ET from Direct Response Forum, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading experts in payment processing met at the 22nd annual Direct Response Forum (DRF) at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego. Over 420 executives that collectively represent billions of dollars in credit and debit card transactions every year met to discuss the latest issues facing payment professionals.

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The DRF featured main stages and dozens of in-depth break out sessions that allowed attendees to focus on their areas of interest including mobile payments, international payment processing, chargebacks, recurring payments, PCI Compliance, fraud prevention, Durbin Bill compliance, and cyber-security.

"The DRF's goal is to develop a community of card not present professionals (CNP) that are committed to helping each other grow and develop into the best payment professionals in the world. We want to be a resource our members can rely on 365 days a year." Chantal Gaspie, Executive Chair, Direct Response Forum.

At this year's forum the membership elected a new merchant board of directors of the DRF composed of the following executives:

Merchant Board

First

Last

Board Position

Company

Eric

Christensen

Director

Digital River

Phyllis

Cyr

Treasurer

L.L. Bean, Inc.

Rich

D'Adamo

Director

Comcast Cable

David

Foster

Director

Transamerica Life & Protection

Chantal

Gaspie

Executive Chair

Affinion Group

Brian

Kehn

Director

Affinion Group

Jenn

Munson

Director

Ancestry.com

Cheryl

Rademacher

Director

Western Union

Joan

Radtke

Secretary

Shop NBC

Mike

Rodihan

Director

Rosetta Stone

Steve

Wyatt

Vice Chair

Expedia, Inc.



The merchant board is augmented by the Eagle Advisors who are payment industry leaders that have been recognized for their many years of CNP expertise and service supporting the DRF.

Eagle Advisors

First Name

Last Name

Board Position

Company

Polly

Bauer

Eagle Advisor

Polly Bauer and Associates, Inc.

Fred

Rodriguez

Eagle Advisor

Affinion Group

David

Short

Eagle Advisor

NSA



There is also an Advisor Board that supports the DRF made up of executives from the major payment networks and acquirers.

In addition to the election of new board members, the DRF announced the launching of a Job Board that will allow member companies to announce openings on their payments teams. The DRF Board believes this will be a valuable resource for their members to find the best talent available among CNP professionals.

Top payment professionals from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America were all in attendance at this year's DRF. For 22 years the Direct Response Forum has been among the leading sources for reliable and actionable knowledge on payment processing.

About Direct Response Forum, Inc.

The Direct Response Forum (www.directresponseforum.org) brings together leading direct merchants, acquirers, card companies and service providers for two days of interactive panels, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions focused on key topics affecting the customer/card not present (CNP) merchant community. The Direct Response Forum is a not-for-profit educational organization that is managed by a Board of Directors that are executives at leading companies including Affinion Group, Ancestry.com. Comcast Cable, Digital River, Expedia, Inc., L.L. Bean, Inc., Rosetta Stone, ShopNBC, Transamerica Life & Protection, and Western Union.

SOURCE Direct Response Forum, Inc.



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