Top Payments Industry Awards Presented at Gala Dinner During ETA’s TRANSACT Event

Washington, D.C. – The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, announced today the finalists for the prestigious annual Star Awards.  ETA will present the awards on Wednesday, May 10, at the Visa President’s Dinner and Star Awards Gala during ETA’s annual TRANSACT event in Las Vegas. For tickets and table purchases to the Gala, please visit

“The ETA Star Awards are the highest honor in our industry, and the Visa President’s Dinner is the most special evening in payments each year, attended by every major leader in our industry,” said Jason Oxman, ETA CEO.  “As the non-profit trade association of the payments technology industry, ETA is proud to recognize innovative leaders who help fulfill our mission to grow the payments technology industry.”

The ETA Awards and Recognition Committee, a panel of industry executives, narrowed down dozens of nominations to a group of finalists, ultimately voting on a winner in each category. Finalists were named in the following categories: Business Partner of the Year and ISO of the Year. In addition, awards will be presented for the Distinguished Payments Professional, Committee Volunteer of the Year, and the Pay It Forward Award, which recognizes an ETA member who has exhibited selfless acts of kindness to improve their community.

2017 ETA Star Award Finalists

Business Partner of the Year

  • Mastercard
  • TSYS
  • Verifone

ISO of the Year

  • Anovia Payments
  • Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions
  • National Merchants Association

Committee Volunteer of the Year

  • Dan Fritsche, Coalfire
  • Jon Genovese, Vantiv
  • Alexis King

TRANSACT is the single biggest event tailored to the evolving needs of the payments ecosystem. This is where seasoned industry titans come together with the newest innovators to create long-lasting partnerships across the industry landscape.

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