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September 2, 2022

The Secure Cash and Transport Association Releases Speaker Lineup and Agenda for 2022 Conference

The Secure Cash & Transport Association (SCTA) released its agenda for the 2022 SCTA Conference, taking place October 5-7 in Chicago. Frank Abagnale is spotlighted as the keynote speaker.

Purcellville, VA (September 2, 2022) - The Secure Cash & Transport Association (SCTA) announces the agenda and speaker lineup for its 2022 SCTA Conference, taking place October 5-7 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The annual event supports the association’s mission to protect, strengthen, and unite the cash-in-transit and cash-servicing industries.

The 2022 agenda features sessions covering critical issues – in particular, the pandemic – which have impacted the cash industry and trends that will continue to shape the industry moving forward.

“We are all members of high-reliability organizations and have been resilient in the face of unprecedented uncertainty and new risks,” says Mark Lowers, President of the SCTA. “It is through this lens we chose to focus this year’s conference around the theme of High Performance Organizations and the Impacts of COVID.”

The agenda includes:

  • A keynote address by Frank Abagnale, renowned cybercrime and fraud prevention expert, bestselling author, and subject of Catch Me If You Can. Frank will show how to identify and outsmart perpetrators of fraud, delving deeper into business topics including check forgery and the identification and prevention of other kinds of fraud.
  • An exploration of how the pandemic has changed the business drivers of the CIT industry, through the lens of GardaWorld’'s CFO, Patrick Prince.
  • Overview of the risk landscape associated with electronic attacks on ATMs, presented by Laura Jones of US Bank, Jack Burns of NCR, and Brad Moody of Lowers Risk Group.
  • A Federal Reserve presentation on key currency and coin trends and cash visibility.
  • An exploration of sustainability in the cash cycle, presented by Gurpal Singh of G+D Currency Technology America and Robert Bujas of the Federal Reserve.
  • “Surviving the Great Resignation,” a look at who is leaving their jobs and why, and what employers can do in response to this challenging environment, presented by Julia S. Wolf of Jackson Lewis.
  • An exploration of current ATM security issues, bank account closures, legislative bans on retailers accepting cash, and evolving compliance requirements impacting the industry, presented by David Tente of the ATMIA.
  • A retail perspective on understanding the full scope of the smart safe process, presented by Ashley Zeier of Panera Bread and Danny Russo of Torchy’s Tacos.
  • Lessons learned by the largest operators in the CIT space during the course of the pandemic, with Vincent Modarelli of GardaWorld, Todd Worthey of Brink’s Inc., and Randy Sheltra of Loomis Armored U.S.
  • An overview of the Payment Choice Act, presented by Jonathan Alexander of Monument Strategies.
  • A look at the latest global trends in digital payments with the co-hosts of The Cash News Podcast, Shaun Ferrari of Currency Research, and Tom Meehan of CONTROLTEK.
  • An insurance panel to answer questions from SCTA attendees related to pandemic impacts on insurance for organizations operating in the cash lifecycle. Panelists include Jason Kyd of Great American Insurance Group, Toni Palmiotto of Willis Towers Watson, James MacNaughton of Ascot Underwriting, and Paul Martin of Marsh McLennan.
  • Stephen Watters International Adjusting Services with a look at some of the larger and more important losses that have affected Cash in Transit companies in Latin America in recent years.
  • Perspectives from retail and mint relative to the coin shortage and economic drivers, presented by Patrick Cuddy of U.S. Mint and Ashley Yayock of Walmart Inc.
  • An overview of US, Europe, and other robbery trends and statistics presented by Tom Dolan of Lowers & Associates.
  • A presentation by Homeland Security on cybersecurity, cyber threats, money laundering, and the actors involved.

Learn more and view the full agenda here:

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About the Secure Cash & Transport Association (SCTA)

The Secure Cash & Transport Association (SCTA) is a non-profit association established in 2013 to represent the shared interests of professionals in ATM servicing, cash handling/processing, transportation, and safekeeping of cash and coin throughout North America. Industry groups represented by the association include armored operators, insurance providers, truck builders, financial institutions, ATM cash providers, coin wrappers, security surveys and compliance providers, retailers, and loss adjusters.

Members of the Board of Directors for the Secure Cash & Transport Association include: President of the Board, Mark Lowers, CEO, Lowers Risk Group; Vice President of the Board, Antonio Palmiotto, Executive Chairman, FAJS, Willis Towers Watson; Secretary of the Board, Michael Gaul, EVP Marketing, Lowers Risk Group; Jason Kyd, VP Specie, Great American Insurance Group; Joseph Shea, President, Rochester Armored Car; J.R. Davis III, President, Davis Bancorp; Laura Jones, President, Cash Management Services, U.S. Bank; Randall Sheltra, EVP Risk Management, Loomis Armored U.S.; Todd Worthey, VP, U.S. Risk Management, Brink’s, Inc.; Suzanne Ricci, SVP & COO, Cash Connect; Jim Petit, President, Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology America; Vincent Modarelli, SVP, Head of Business Development & Client Relations, GardaWorld; Stephen Blount, President Smith+Griffin; and David Rydeen, Sr Director of Risk Management, Fry Cook & Cashier, Raising Cane’s.

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