National Merchants Association’s Maritza Tucker Chosen For ETA Committee

Skilled payments Underwriter and risk professional chosen to help shape the industry

TEMECULA, Calif. – Jan. 2, 2019 — Maritza Tucker, Underwriter I, National Merchants Association (NMA), has been selected to serve on the Electronic Transactions Association’s (ETA) Risk, Fraud and Security Committee.

According to ETA, the Risk, Fraud and Security Committee, “Serves as a forum of discussion and education around risk monitoring, fraud prevention, and related compliance issues in the payments industry, and recommends best practices and other risk mitigation strategies.”

Tucker’s payments career began in 2016, when she first joined the NMA team. Since joining, she has served as a key member of the Risk and Underwriting teams.

“Maritza helps us hold our partners accountable,” says NMA CEO, Heather Altepeter. “She’s our internal checks-and-balances team member and her impact is far more significant than she realizes.”

Tucker is excited about her most recent appointment and is eager to use her expertise to support the committee.

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 Tucker 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.