Electronic Payments, Payment technology, People

Scott Talbott joins ETA as senior VP of government affairs

ETAThe Electronic Transactions Association announced on Monday that Scott Talbott of The Financial Services Roundtable will join the company as the senior vice president of government affairs.

Talbott will be responsible for developing and implementing ETA’s federal and state legislative and regulatory strategies on behalf of ETA member companies.

“ETA is delighted to welcome Scott to head up our government affairs efforts at a time of historic innovation and change in the payments industry and at ETA,” ETA CEO Jason Oxman said. “His experience advocating on behalf of the financial services industry will be invaluable as we ramp up our advocacy on behalf of the world’s largest and most innovative financial and technology companies. I look forward to his counsel, and I’m thrilled that ETA is taking a big step forward with Scott on board.”

Before joining the ETA, Talbott served as the senior vice president of public policy at The Financial Services Roundtable, where he was responsible for policy strategy and regulatory advocacy efforts. He has served as counsel to the roundtable, and in 2009 and 2011, Talbott was named a top lobbyist by The Hill.

A former tax employee at Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young, Talbott holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law.

“I am thrilled to join ETA during such an exciting time in the payments industry,” Talbott said. “ETA members are bringing exciting innovations in payments technology to merchants and consumers, and it is crucial to have policymakers who champion current and future innovation.”

The ETA is an international association representing more than 500 firms that offer electronic payments products and services.

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