MINNEAPOLIS, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DRF PaymentsEd Forum, a non-profit organization focusing on delivering educational and networking opportunities to card-not-present (CNP) payment professionals, recently appointed Julie Fergerson, senior vice president of Industry Solutions for Ethoca, to its Merchant Advisory Board. All Board members are charged with delivering high-level educational and networking opportunities for tenured payments professionals and those just beginning their careers.
"The payments industry is continually evolving with new innovations, making it such an exciting time to for me to join the DRF PaymentsEd Merchant Advisory Board," said Fergerson. "I'm proud to become a part of the Board at a time when the group is well-poised to become the industry's hub for educational and networking opportunities for payments professionals, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest technologies and trends to be successful in their careers."
Fergerson has over 20 years of experience in the online payments and fraud management industry, as well as holds patents for secure transaction order management processing and preventing fraudulent electronic transactions. She joined Ethoca, one of the industry's foremost experts on Internet payments fraud, in 2010 to help drive adoption of its collaborative ecommerce fraud prevention platform. Prior to Ethoca, Fergerson was vice president of Emerging Technologies at Debix, as well as co-founder and vice president of Emerging Technologies at ClearCommerce. She is a co-founder of the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) and an Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) board member. At the ITRC, she created and lead the Victim Assistance Program, a collaborative effort between the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance (NCTFA), the ITRC and Debix to provide notification and assistance to consumers whose identities have been compromised and found on crime servers by law enforcement.
"Adding Julie to our Merchant Advisory Board illustrates our commitment to giving members access to high-profile payments industry leaders," said Barbara Hvasta, senior director, Strategy, Fuel & Payments at Telogis, Inc. and DRF PaymentsEd board member. "We will be tapping into her wealth of market expertise as we further develop educational and networking opportunities that benefit our members from both a business and professional aspect."
The group's main event is the DRF PaymentsEd 2016 Forum in Charlotte from August 8-10, 2016. It's the industry's only event focused solely on educational and networking opportunities for payments professionals in a non-sales environment. The event gives attendees access to industry leaders and educational content that helps them to grow in their careers and become more successful and effective in their job. In fact, early bird registration is available now.
About the DRF PaymentsEd Forum
For more than two decades, the DRF PaymentsEd Forum has been the leading source for card-not-present education (CNP). The DRF PaymentsEd Forum is strictly for educational and networking, providing premium sessions that give merchants relevant insight into current CNP trends, regulations and processes, as well as strategies to reduce risk and fraud without compromising revenue and customer loyalty.
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