Cantlen Heads to Western Bankers Association’s Education Summit and Regulatory Compliance Conference

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The UMS team is back on the conference circuit in August, as James Cantlen connects with the members of the Western Bankers Association (WBA) at the organization’s Education Summit and Regulatory Compliance Conference.

Taking place August 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Huntington Beach, California, the conference provides learning opportunities and access to industry leaders for the more than 200 member organizations of the WBA.

According to the WBA, this event delivers the most current information in the six distinct learning areas of technology and operations, HR and training, CFO and finance, marketing, and new for 2019, compliance and risk, and provides a showcase of the best and most innovative industry products and services.

The WBA is a brand-new organization formed from the 2018 merger of a pair of venerable industry organizations, the California Bankers Association (CBA) and Western Independent Bankers (WIB). The new WBA is one of the largest banking trade associations and regional educational organizations in the United States. 

In addition to events like the Education Summit and Regulatory Compliance Conference, the WBA offers training seminars, more than 250 webinars, and enhanced education for member banks. 

At the August conference, the UMS Banking Powered by Celero booth will be helmed by James Cantlen, Vice President of our Western Region. James joined the UMS team in January. His experience in the payments industry dates back to 2003. He has served the industry from a variety of perspectives:  regional account executive for a major processor, vice president of merchant services for an Oregon-based community bank, and most recently, as vice president of strategic partnerships with financial institutions for a global merchant acquirer and processor.

“I’m thrilled to renew old friendships and meet some of our next great partners at the upcoming WBA conference,” James said. “Organizations like the WBA are essential in the payments ecosystem for their education and advocacy, and perhaps their greatest value comes from bringing all of us together to share ideas and forge mutually-beneficial relationships that result in stronger merchants for our economy.”

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