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Established in the mid-1970s, The Clearing House Payments Authority (TCHPA) is a membership organization providing payments expertise through member support, education and compliance and consulting services.  TCHPA serves more than 4,000 member banks, credit unions and companies throughout the United States with a focus on ensuring a solid understanding of the various US payment systems, assisting them with maintaining compliance, informing their efforts to reduce risk and positioning their organization for success in the rapidly changing payments landscape. TCHPA represents its members, leveraging strategic partnerships throughout the country to ensure their best interests influence continued industry enhancements.

We are the go-to resource regarding payments system rules, regulations and risk management, covering all payment channels:  ACH, check/image, card transactions, wire transfer and instant payments. Our team of payments professionals, holding various payments credentials like AAP, APRP and NCP are ready to offer support, knowledge and guidance in a variety of ways. Learn more about the benefits of TCHPA Membership.

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Amy Smith, AAP, CAE

Vice President & Executive Director

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Adrian Brown, AAP, APRP

Manager, Payments Consulting & Compliance


Lisa Iselli, AAP, APRP

Manager of Payments Outreach and Education


Christina Rice, AAP, APRP, NCP

Manager of Member Success

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Deirdre Ashby, AAP, APRP, NCP

Senior Payments Training Specialist

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Joe Allen, AAP

Payments Compliance Specialist


Carolyn Hagood, AAP, APRP, NCP

Payments Training Specialist

Jesse Jacobs

Member Services Specialist

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Zoe Pye

Member Services Specialist