Shazam’s Christensen re-elected to U.S. Faster Payments Council board
Shazam Inc., a Johnston-based nationwide provider of financial services to community banks and credit unions, announced that Kevin Christensen, senior vice president of market intelligence and data analytics, was elected to a second three-year term on the U.S. Faster Payments Council board of directors.Christensen was the organization’s first executive director and chairman when appointed in 2015, and he currently serves on the executive committee and finance committee. Over the years, as a member of the Faster Payments Task Force, he led the interoperability work group and was a member of the editorial board. Following the work of the task force, Christensen was elected to the Governance Framework Formation Team. The work group was responsible for developing the operating vision for the U.S. Faster Payments Council, of which Shazam is a founding sponsor. Christensen said Shazam’s goal remains to ensure that any U.S. payment system that evolves has a methodology that allows all financial institutions open, nondiscriminatory access. “My involvement in the FPC helps exemplify Shazam’s commitment to being an industry advocate for community financial institutions,” he said.