President & Chief Executive Officer, National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA)
With more than 30 years in association management, Carla is the first woman to lead NAMA, the national trade association of the vending, coffee service and unattended food retail industries, in its 79-year history.
Prior to NAMA, Carla was chief executive officer of ETA and senior vice president and chief operating officer of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Carla is a certified association executive (CAE) and a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (FASAE).
Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, Global Payments
Jane has more than 20 years’ experience in the payment processing industry. Prior to joining Global Payments, where she manages strategic planning, she held numerous positions at First Data. She is also a certified public accountant.
Jane has served on the Atlanta board of the National Investor Relations Institute and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Julia C. Pukas
Head of Merchant Solutions & US Bankcard TD Bank
Pukas brings with her a wealth of knowledge which includes over 25 years in the industry encompassing all aspects of the value chain. Pukas’ expertise and passion for supporting women in the payments field will bolster and enhance Wnet’s vision.
Pukas has an exemplary reputation for conceiving and translating complex business, product, marketing, and sales strategies into actionable plans that consistently exceed performance and growth targets. Under Pukas's leadership, TD Bank's U.S. bankcard business has grown to become one of the industry's top two fastest growing card issuers. Previously Pukas championed the launch of a global digital merchant-acquiring strategy and payment capability at Citigroup; in addition to a relentless, and successful, effort at Diners Club to act on, negotiate, and close complex sales, and relentlessly moved complex sales to closure despite previous attempts by others at Diners Club.
President, Deana Rich Consulting
Deana’s experience in the payments industry led her to found Deana Rich Consulting, where she focuses on risk, operations and compliance. Previously, she was director of merchant relations for Jettis, Inc. and vice president of operations for iPayment, Inc.
Deana has held a seat on the board of MAC since its inception. An active member of ETA, she has been honored by that group as both Member of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
Director of Mobility and Secure Payments
Retail Solutions Division, Intel®
Michelle Tinsley is the director of the Mobility and Secure Payment team in the Retail Solutions Division. In this capacity, she is responsible for Intel’s efforts in setting global strategy for mobile retail devices and defining product strategies to solve end retailer problems. During her 24-year span at Intel, Tinsley has progressed from controller proxy in Copenhagen, Denmark, to supporting the Intelligent Systems Group in various controller positions, and then General Manager of the Personal Solutions Division. Outside of Intel, Tinsley is an active member of the Arizona State University Dean’s Council of 100, a hand-selected group of professional thought-leaders who council the W. P. Carey School of Business in both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. Michelle is also an active angel investor in the Arizona Technology Investors group. Michelle serves on the Board of Directors for Ubora, an IT Solutions Company for Small Business. Tinsley received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Vice President, Portfolio Marketing,
Discover Financial Solutions
Kelly Tufts is Vice President of Portfolio Marketing at Discover Financial Services. In this role, she is responsible for driving credit card wallet share and loan growth through Cardmember engagement and loyalty. Prior to this role, she was Vice President of Acquisition Marketing for three years where she launched the Discover it platform and drove significant growth in both volume and engagement of new accounts.
SVP, Head of Commercialization
First Data Corporation
Mary Uslander joined First Data in August of 2014 to lead integration efforts for newly acquired companies which includes people, products and processes. She also leads strategic product initiatives, and commercialization efforts for key products.