Kimberly M. Ford
Kimberly (Kim) Ford is Senior Vice President, Government Relations, at Fiserv. She is responsible for development and implementation of the company’s global policy strategy and overall political advocacy engagement and represents Fiserv’s political interests as the company’s registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C. and Brussels.
Kim joined Fiserv from the U.S. Faster Payments Council, where she was the first Executive Director of the organization. Prior to her FPC work, she spent 15 years at First Data, starting her career there as Manager of Public Policy and rising to become Senior Vice President, Head of Global Government Affairs. During her tenure at First Data, she authored several policy measures that were enacted into law, she oversaw the creation of the federal political action committee, and she worked to cultivate a greater awareness about the critical role that payment technology providers in global commerce.
She was Regional Director for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida prior to First Data, and she worked in lobbying and communications roles for several Florida-based business trade associations before that.
Kim frequently covers payments issues as a featured speaker at industry and client conferences, and she has twice served as a subject matter expert witness to testify in front of the U.S. Congress.
Kim currently serves on the board of directors for the Innovative Payments Association and the Faster Payments Council, sits on the strategic advisory board for the FinTech startup Identifee, and chairs the Policy Committee for the American Transaction Processors Coalition.
She is based in Washington, DC.
|Stephanie O’Brien||Blackhawk Network|
|Bob Nash||Card Compliant|
|Tony Candelario||EML Payments|
|Alicia Reid||FSV Payment Systems|
|Chris Trujillo||Galileo Payments|
|Kristen Juhan||Green Dot Corporation|
|Kathleen Ryan||H&R Block|
|Andrew Siden||PrePaid Ventures Ltd.|
|Eric Schurr||Sunrise Banks|
|John Barbella||The Bancorp Bank|
|Mark Sumby||Stride Bank|
|Saj Imam||Visa Inc.|