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Tate Takes Reins at NBPCA

Brian Tate has been named president and CEO of the NBPCA, replacing Brad Fauss, who in May stepped down from his role at the helm of the prepaid industry association to join Wirecard North America. Tate has served with the NBPCA since 2013 as vice president of government affairs, helping lead the organization’s legislative and regulatory policy agenda, including managing the federal political strategy and building relationships with policymakers on the national and state levels.

Tate has more than 15 years of experience in legislative affairs roles for financial services organizations. Before joining the NBPCA, he spent four years as the vice president of banking and securities at the Financial Services Roundtable. Tate also has served in various advocacy and government relations roles for multiple credit union associations and began his career as a legislative correspondent in former Senator Barbara Mikulski’s (D-Md.) office. Since joining the NBPCA, Tate has been instrumental in many of the association’s major accomplishments, including serving as an industry advocate during the creation of the CFPB’s final rule on prepaid accounts and the Department of Education’s final rule on Title IV disbursements, and working with the IRS to help combat identity theft-related tax refund fraud.

“Brian’s experience, depth of knowledge and proven record of leadership set him apart and made him the obvious choice for the next leader for our organization,” said Bob Skiba, chairman, NBPCA. “We are thrilled to have him at the helm and know he will use his skills to chart more successes for the prepaid industry in the coming years.”

Despite leaving the NBPCA leadership role earlier this year to become general counsel and vice president of compliance and governmental affairs with Wirecard North America, Fauss remains actively involved with the association, the NBPCA said.

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