William Barr, Executive Director of Information Networking at Bellcore in Morristown, New Jersey, has been elected President of the Smart Card Forum to lead a cross-industry effort promoting the widespread acceptance of multiple application smart card technology. A leading authority on distributed computing and information networking, Mr. Barr is responsible for developing and executing Bellcore’s business and market plans for its electronic commerce and internet businesses.
Mary Pat McMahon, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Product Management, Cash Station, Inc., will serve as Vice President. Her responsibilities at Cash Station include corporate strategy development as well as the development, implementation, and management of new product lines.
Gerald Hubbard, Vice President, Marketing, Bull Worldwide Information Systems, was re-elected Treasurer. Rebekah Schloss, Manager, Software Product Management, Diebold/Interbold, was elected to the office of Assistant Treasurer.
Michael Smith, General Manager, Schlumberger DANYL, was re-elected Secretary. Frederick Honold, Director of Global Practices, AT&T Solutions was elected to the office of Assistant Secretary. All of these officers are members of the Forum’s Executive Committee.
In addition, Thomas L. Gregg, President and CEO of 3-G International, Inc. was elected Auditing Member Representative. The newly-elected Government Representative is Eduardo Esquivel, Systems Analyst at the Department of Information Resources for the State of Texas.
New to the Board of Directors are:
Miguel Abramowicz, Director of Smart Card Global Technology Support, Citibank
Julie Krueger, Marketing Manager, SPYRUS
Gilles Lisimaque, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Gemplus
Cynthia Bengier, Director, Strategy and Product Management, Mondex USA
Additionally, Frederick Honold and Michael Smith were re-elected to the Board of Directors. The 1997/98 Board of Directors also includes the following members:
Catherine A. Allen, CEO, BITS (Banking Industry Technology Secretariat)
David Boyles, Senior Vice President, American Express
Bev Matson, Director, Global Partners, VeriFone
Jean McKenna, Senior Vice President, Visa International
Martha Rea, Executive Vice President, PSI
Dick Shaffner, Senior Vice President, NationsBank Card Services
Cliff Wilke, VP, Business Development, Mobil Oil Credit Corporation
Jody Zimmerman, Marketing Manager, Siemens
Diane Darrow, CAE, Smart Card Forum Executive Director
Diane Darrow was named Executive Director of the Smart Card Forum in April, 1997. In this position, she is responsible for directing all of the Forum’s operations and strategic implementations including, the Educational Institute, Work Groups, member communications, symposia and meetings, and membership service and recruitment. A 20-year veteran of association management, Ms. Darrow received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) distinction in 1993 for demonstrating a high level of competence and fitness for association management.
Association Management Group Handles Headquarter Operations
Additionally, the Association Management Group Inc. (AMG) was retained to manage the Forum’s day-to-day operations. Founded in 1982, AMG is one of the leading association management firms in the industry. It offers clients a full range of services including finance and accounting, meeting and event scheduling, government affairs, and design and production.
The Smart Card Forum
The Smart Card Forum is a non-profit, multi-industry membership organization promoting the widespread acceptance of multiple-application smart card technology. Its primary mission is to accelerate the widespread acceptance of multiple application smart card technology by bringing together, in an open forum, leading users and technologists from both the public and private sectors. Together, they work toward these common goals:
lead the industry forward by establishing a vision for interoperability;
establish an environment that facilitates market trials;
provide objective and timely smart card information to members and interested concerns;
develop cross-industry positions on issues relevant to technology, business, and legal and public policy, and
remain the focal point for the discussion of leading edge issues critical to the growth of the industry.
The Forum was established in September 1993 and currently has more than 200 corporate and government members.Details