Las Vegas, Nevada and Washington, DC, – The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments processing industry, today announced that Jason Oxman has been named the association’s Chief Executive Officer. The announcement came as thousands of the world’s leading payments industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the year’s most important industry event, the 2012 ETA Annual Meeting and Expo, which continues through April 19.
Oxman will assume the CEO role at ETA on May 7. As CEO of ETA, Oxman will serve as the payments industry’s spokesman, advocate and ambassador before state and federal policymakers, other industries and partners, and the media on behalf of ETA’s more than 500 member companies. He will also direct the staff, operations and initiatives of the association.
“We are thrilled that Jason Oxman will bring two decades of technology, policy and association experience and strategic thinking to steer this great organization into the future. The global payments industry is experiencing rapid advances, from mobile payments to the cloud, and ETA is the home for companies that want to grow and prosper in this exciting field,” said Eddie Myers, president and COO of Payment Processing, Inc., and president of the ETA Board. “We have so many innovations ahead for our industry, as well as important policy issues, and we have found in Jason Oxman the right person to lead us forward.”
“I am delighted to join this incredible organization that is so critical to the continued success of the payments industry,” said Oxman. “ETA member companies touch, enrich and improve the lives of every consumer while making the global flow of commerce possible. I look forward to working with ETA’s talented staff, members and volunteer leaders to fulfill ETA’s mission to grow our industry.”
Oxman joins ETA from the Consumer Electronics Association, the U.S. trade association that produces the International CES®, where he served as senior vice president of industry affairs and oversaw a staff of 40 professionals across multiple departments. Previously, Oxman served as general counsel of a technology industry trade association and as vice president of a Silicon Valley-based technology company. Oxman also worked at the Federal Communications Commission to develop and implement technology and broadband policies. A former broadcast journalist at commercial and public radio stations, Oxman is also an attorney. He serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations, Learning Ally in Washington, D.C., and the Cushing’s Island Conservation Corporation, an environmental land trust in Maine.
Oxman holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Amherst College, a master’s degree in mass communication from Boston University School of Communication, and a law degree from Boston University Law School. He also holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
“I want to thank Pam Furneaux and the ETA staff for their hard work in helping guide the association while we completed the CEO search,” said Myers. “I know that Jason is eager to work with Pam and all of the talented and dedicated staff of ETA to fulfill our important mission.”
The ETA CEO search was conducted by a committee of the Board of ETA and assisted by the executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates. Eddie Myers, president and COO of Payment Processing, Inc., serves as president of the association. Roy Banks, CEO, ACCELERATED Payment Technologies, is president-elect. Kim Fitzsimmons, CEO, Cynergy Data, serves as treasurer, and Debra Rossi, executive vice president, Wells Fargo Bank, is secretary. Rick Pylant, chairman & CEO, Strategic Payment Systems, Inc., serves as immediate past president.