Michele Barlow is vice president at PAR/WACHA, The Premier Payments Resource headquartered in Wisconsin. At WACHA she manages the education department, which is responsible for development and execution of association training and certification programs, conference and event planning, and member service. She is a member of NACHA’s Blue Ribbon Panel, is a member ofThe Payments Institute’s Board of Regents, the APRP Oversight Panel, and is active on other national committees and a frequent speaker at industry events. Prior to joining the WACHA team in 2009, she was a corporate trainer for a financial institution. She obtained her AAP and NCP certifications in 2010 and 2011 respectively. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin.