Passionate payments professional and Quality Control Manager recognized for industry contributions

TEMECULA, Calif. – December 12, 2018 — Diane Driscoll, ETA CPP, Partner Underwriting Manager, National Merchants Association (NMA), has been selected as a participant in the Electronic Transactions Association’s (ETA) Young Payments Professionals (YPP) Scholar Program.

According to ETA, “The ETA YPP scholar program provides support, education, and opportunity to young payments professionals … ETA’s goal is to provide the elements needed to help our young payments professionals of today grow, build collegial relationships with a class of scholars, and meet with respected leaders from influential companies that matter to the future of payments innovation.”

Driscoll was chosen out of more than 50 candidates and is one of 10 Scholars chosen by ETA based on the potential to “succeed in the ETA YPP Program and in the payments industry more generally.”

Driscoll’s payments career began in 2015, when she first joined the NMA team. Shortly after, she became an active ETA member, receiving her ETA CPP certification in 2016. From there, she also joined two ETA committees, as well as the Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC) and Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet).

“This has been an outstanding year for Diane – one of the most critical members of the NMA team,” said NMA CEO, Heather Altepeter. “For nearly four years, Diane has poured her heart and soul into building a better company and industry, and we are so proud that she is getting the recognition she deserves.”

Driscoll’s dedication to payments, ETA and NMA have made her a dynamic member of NMA’s industry-renowned Risk Department. Under Driscoll’s leadership, the company’s quality control initiatives have flourished – ensuring that NMA remains the leader in High Risk Done Right®.

“National Merchants Association has supported my professional development for years and has challenged me to be the best professional I can be,” said Driscoll. “I’m looking forward to representing our company and mission as a Young Payments Professional.”

National Merchants Association is an active member of ETA and has made significant contributions to the organization’s advocacy efforts, best practices, and more. For additional information on NMA and/or where leaders like Driscoll and our executive team fall in the payments ecosystem, please visit

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About National Merchants Association

National Merchants Association is a global leader in merchant payment processing services and is dedicated to helping merchants and agent partners grow their businesses by generating sales opportunities and maximizing profits. Ranked for the third year in a row among the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies, National Merchants Association owes much of its success to its strong commitment to advocacy. NMA works for agents to create a pro-businesses payments environment and for merchants to eliminate the unnecessary and unreasonable fees associated with accepting electronic transactions. Visit or call (866) 509-7199 for more information.