Steve Berns

Steve Berns, CMO, is a highly strategic, ambitious, and dynamic Marketing leader. Berns comes fully equipped and prepared to accelerate the growth of the NMA brand and market share. For the past 20 years, Berns has supported global organizations in building and leading high-performance marketing teams by blending a unique infusion of strategy, consumer insights, […]

Jason Altepeter

A high-energy executive with an entrepreneurial spirit, Jason Altepeter brings more than 15 years of leadership experience to his role as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at National Merchants Association (NMA). Altepeter, an experienced strategist with global, enterprise-level sales, coaching and operations experience, serves as an asset to the team by reviewing key NMA priorities and […]

Travis Everett

As Chief Operating Officer (COO) of National Merchant Association (NMA), Travis leads a diverse team of uniquely qualified professionals in support of NMA’s stated business objectives. Everett is a passionate collaborator and influencer skilled in multiple disciplines, including over 20 years of experience in operations, change management, executive leadership, quality assurance, marketing, and business development.   […]

Heather Altepeter

A spirited entrepreneur, recognized merchant advocate, and dynamic business expert, Heather Altepeter is a progressive leader and voice of significance in the payments industry. As the founder and CEO of National Merchants Association (NMA), Altepeter personally pioneered a new era in the bankcard industry – shattering glass ceilings and demonstrating that High Risk Done Right® […]

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