SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hagy, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of MetaBank, was awarded the inaugural Terrence P. Maher Prepaid Influencer Award at NBPCA's annual Power of Prepaid event in Washington, D.C. The accolade recognizes one individual for dedication and passion in driving the prepaid industry forward, honoring the late Terry Maher, former partner at Baird Holm LLP and general counsel for the NBPCA, who passed away unexpectedly in August of 2014.
"It is really gratifying to see others recognize the skill and influence that John has," said J. Tyler Haahr, Chairman of the Board and CEO of MetaBank. "He truly makes a difference in the industry and our company."
"Working with John for so many years has been an honor," said Brad Hanson, President of MetaBank. "He works tirelessly to promote and educate others about the industry. This allows us to further expand and innovate in the payments industry, and ultimately promote financial inclusion to all consumers."
John has been with MetaBank since 2006 and has more than 25 years of legal, regulatory and compliance experience within the credit and prepaid-card industry.
MetaBank, through its Meta Payment Systems® (MPS) division, delivers innovative financial products that change the way people use, borrow and manage money. Based in Sioux Falls, S.D., MPS is a recognized leader in the prepaid-card industry and provides innovative payment solutions delivered nationally in collaboration with market-leading partners. MPS focuses on offering specific product solutions in the following areas: prepaid cards, credit products, electronic funds transfer and ATM sponsorship. Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (NASDAQ Global Market®: CASH), is the holding company for federally chartered savings bank MetaBank, Member FDIC. For more information, visit www.metapay.com.