Navigating Payments 2017 Speakers*

Sam Glenn_BGSam Glenn - "The Attitude Guy"

With Sam Glenn, “It’s all about attitude and it all starts with attitude!”  Sam went from working nights as a janitor – negative, depressed and sleeping on the floor – to discovering renewed purpose, happiness and humor. Sam Glenn has been named Speaker of the Year on several occasions by meeting and event organizations and won two national awards for his training videos. Hundreds of organizations use Sam’s videos monthly to kick off their staff meetings (  For the past 20 years, Sam Glenn has been traveling the country full time speaking to audiences from every industry and some crowds as large as 75,000 people. In addition, Sam is a gifted artist and author of 18 books.  Sam and his wife and two girls currently reside in Carmel, Indiana, but are originally from Minnesota. Sam has a popular online newsletter – A Kick in the Attitude, which he gives away a large one of his large paintings every month to one of his subscribers. Sign up for a chance to win his artwork at


Lee_BGLee Wetherington, AAP - Director of Strategic Insight for
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. ®

Lee Wetherington is Director of Strategic Insight for Jack Henry & Associates® (JKHY: NASDAQ). Lee directs the development of actionable insight and strategy for the financial services industry at large. To this end, he creates programs, presentations, and articles designed to orient and educate financial executives on the trends and implications of new technologies. He delivers keynotes nationwide focusing upon opportunities and challenges in fintech, payments and digital banking, and he is widely renowned for his unique style of comedic delivery.

Lee has delivered over 500 keynotes for state, national, and international trade groups, including the American Bankers Association (ABA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA), Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), Bank Administration Institute (BAI), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He has served as Technology Faculty Chair for several graduate schools of banking and management, and has delivered guest lectures on leadership and technology at universities across the country. He was named “Strategic Alliance Executive of the Year” at the 2013 Golden Bridge Awards, which recognizes the world’s top executives across every major industry globally. Lee’s articles and commentary have been published in American Banker, BAI’s Banking Strategies, ABA’s Bank Marketing, ICBA’s Independent Banker, and InformationWeek’s Bank Systems + Technology.

Lee received bachelor degrees in Economics and English from Duke University in 1990, and, in 1993, he completed graduate studies at Emory University before joining a payments startup born out of the backroom of a community bank in South Georgia.

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Peter Davey, AAP - Vice President Payment Innovation for The Clearing House

Peter Davey leads payment innovation at The Clearing House where he is responsible for working with financial institutions and partners to foster new and innovative concepts that propel the payment industry forward. He has a deep understanding of the payments industry, including rules and regulations around all payments networks, payments systems and technologies, and how these systems work. Previous to The Clearing House, Peter was the Head of Payment Strategy Innovation & Industry at Capital One Financial Corporation. He provides thought leadership in many payment forums and speaking engagements across the industry and is a featured keynote speaker at many events. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a focus in Computer Science from Wheeling Jesuit University and is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP).

Jane LarimerJane E. Larimer, NACHA Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
Jane Larimer is responsible for activities supporting the ACH Network, NACHA membership and industry programs, and all legal matters. Ms. Larimer oversees ACH Network rulemaking, risk and compliance areas, a variety of membership programs in support of payments and outreach, as well broad industry education and communications. Prior to joining NACHA, she practiced law with the Lending, Banking and Public Finance Group of Bryan Cave LLP, formerly Powell, Goldstein Frazer & Murphy in Atlanta, Georgia.
Connie Connie Theien, Senior Vice President and Director of payments industry relations for the Federal Reserve, leads efforts to engage payments stakeholders in advancing strategies for payments system improvement. As part of the Fed’s payments improvement leadership team, she established and manages engagement of the Faster Payments Task Force and the Secure Payments Task Force. Prior to establishing the industry relations function in 2013, she was marketing communications director for Federal Reserve Financial Services. In addition to her Fed experience, her career has included stints in agency, nonprofit and consulting environments. Theien holds an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Peter Peter Tapling, Chief Revenue Officer, Early Warning
Peter has responsibility over Early Warning’s sales organization. He brings significant industry, sales and leadership expertise to the role having held numerous executive leadership positions, including CEO of Authentify® and, most recently, leader of Early Warning’s Authentication Product Line.

Tapling joined Early Warning in April 2015 through Early Warning’s acquisition of Authentify, a company he founded in 1999. As president and CEO of Authentify, he led the company’s efforts to develop intuitive multi-factor authentication services and introduced the global security community to phone-based user authentication services in 2001.

Prior to founding Authentify, Tapling provided executive leadership to several start-ups. He was the director of sales for Aurigin Systems, which was eventually acquired by MicroPatent. Prior to that, he served as vice president of strategic development for NetDox, and he served as president of IDMetrix, a NetDox subsidiary.

He is a sought after speaker at industry forums. Tapling is a member of the steering committee for the Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force.   He is an advisory member of NACHA's Payments Innovation Alliance, served on the Conference Planning Committee for NACHAs PAYMENTS conference in 2016 and 2017, and is on the Board of Regents NACHA’s 2018 The Payments Institute.  Since 2009, Tapling has acted as a mentor for the Founders’ Institute.

Tapling earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computer Science from Illinois State University.


JEN_2017Jen Wasmund is a nationally recognized speaker on electronic payments topics. Her current role as Vice President of Education and Consulting is to develop the strategy for UMACHA’s Education Services programs.

Jen is a graduate of the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining UMACHA, Jen managed the operations and compliance for ACH origination, remote deposit capture, electronic banking and debit card programs at a community bank.

Jen holds the AAP, CTP and NCP certifications and is currently serving as Chair of the national RPA Forum Operations Committee and is a member of The Payments Institute Board of Regents, NACHA’s Accredited Payments Risk Professional Oversight Panel and NACHA’s Rules and Operations Committee.

 *Agenda and Speakers are subject to change.