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NMA’s CEO Heather Petersen to Speak on “The Current State of Digital Transactions” at the CES Digital Money Forum

National Merchants Association, a bankcard leader and merchant advocacy group, today announced that its CEO Heather Petersen will speak on “The Current State of Digital Transactions” panel at the CES Digital Money Forum. The panel is being held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, Room N259. 

Petersen will share her extensive knowledge on how money is moved digitally in the millions of daily transactions made by individuals and global companies and the vast diversity in consumer payment preference. She is joined by moderator Alistair Croll, entrepreneur, author and visiting executive at Harvard Business School, as well as panelists Michael Lawlor, chief services officer at USA Technologies; Michael Ward, CEO at World First USA; and Matt Schultz, senior industry analyst at

“At CES Digital Money Forum, we will educate the audience on the changing landscape of digital transactions, from mobile pay and Card Not Present transactions to the current state of EMV chip card adoption,” said Heather Petersen, CEO, National Merchants Association. “Attendees will gain insights on how the evolution in digital transactions affects their businesses and how to take advantage of the changing environment.”

Heather Petersen is the CEO and founder of National Merchants Association.  Founded in 2004, Ms. Petersen’s efforts have led National Merchants Association to become a recognized leader in payment processing services for all risk levels. Under her direction, National Merchants Association also serves as an advocacy group for credit card processing, working on behalf of businesses to eliminate the unnecessary and unreasonable fees associated with accepting electronic transactions.

About CES Digital Money Forum – The Digital Money Forum highlights the financial companies and high-tech developers offering a dizzying array of financial tools and solutions at the heart of digital commerce. From e-wallets to mobile payment systems, virtual currency to cryptographic solutions, the Forum is designed to educate the industry on the digitization of money. For more information, visit

About National Merchants Association – National Merchants Association is a global merchant advocacy group and a leader in merchant services dedicated to helping merchants and agent partners grow their businesses by generating sales opportunities and maximizing profits. National Merchants Association works on behalf of businesses to eliminate the unnecessary and unreasonable fees associated with accepting electronic transactions as well as provide the products and services to help them continue to be successful. Visit or call 866-509-7199.