Michele Barlow

Michele Barlow


ACH Authorization Modernization: Be Prepared
May 11, 2021 | 11:15 am ET

​Session Description:

Modernization is coming to the ACH consumer authorization process on September 17, 2021. It’s time to prepare for minimum standards for all consumer debit authorizations, new Oral authorization standards and the introduction of a Standing authorization into the Rules. Even “Alexa” can now be part of an ACH authorization.

Speaker Bio:

Michele is a Senior Vice President at PAR/Macha, a payments association with offices in Maryland and Wisconsin.  At Macha she is responsible for development and execution of association training and certification programs, conference and event planning, and member service.  She is a past member of NACHA’s Blue Ribbon Panel, a member of The Payments Institute’s Board of Regents, the APRP Oversight Panel, is active on other national committees and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Prior to joining the Macha 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.