ATMIA announces New CEO for its Next Level Future - June 02, 2022

ATMIA announces New CEO for its Next Level Future

Thursday, June 02, 2022

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by ATM Industry Association


Sioux Falls, SD, USA, London, United Kingdom & Cape Town, South Africa — The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) today announced the appointment of its new CEO, Mr Lonnie Talbert, an experienced and award-winning high-level Financial Services executive. He will succeed long-time incumbent, Mike Lee, on his retirement at the end of June.

For over three decades, Talbert has enjoyed an extensive and successful career in Financial Services, including leading large Fortune 500 companies, encompassing several high-level executive roles. He was most recently President of the New Mexico Bankers Association and has been a member of numerous ABA committees and the ePay board of directors. In the course of his varied career, he has held public office and has travelled widely in North America and abroad, promoting economic development and best practice. Lonnie received his BS degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University.

"I am honored and humbled to succeed Mike Lee as CEO of ATMIA and am excited to continue the work carried out by Mike and his wonderful team, supported by leadership from our Board of Directors and backed by a strong membership base, educating, connecting and advocating together to grow our whole industry,” Talbert commented. “It is important that we continue to ensure inclusivity and access for all to cash, and numerous value-added services, through a strong global network of ATMs."

He has led teams as small as 50, and as large as 1,000+, to operate in unison around the organizational mission, delivering consistent bottom line results for Boards of Directors, key stakeholders, employees, and customers, while leveraging technology and digitalization in effective business operations and service/product delivery. Previously in his career, he was President and Chief Operating Officer for Southwest Capital Bank, Senior Vice President, Consumer Market Executive for BoA, EVP, Operations and Technology for First Community Bank and President for Citi Cards.

Recently, Talbert was awarded the Chairman’s Distinguished Service Award at the Albuquerque Leadership in Economic Development Awards Annual Dinner. In 2016, he was selected as the Top COO by the Albuquerque Business First news magazine. He was recognized as an influential Power Broker by New Mexico Business Weekly in 2012.

“I would like to extend a warm-hearted welcome to Lonnie into his demanding and rewarding position as CEO of a global trade association,” commented outgoing CEO, Mike Lee. “I feel totally at ease in handing over the reins to such a proven capable and dynamic leader. He will have a great Board of Directors to guide him, a superb team of staff and colleagues, well-oiled systems and processes to help him deliver results and a worldwide membership to support him. Lonnie will take ATMIA and the ATM industry far down the road of progress towards our 2050 vision of continued pre-eminence in the self-service sector of financial services.”

ABOUT ATMIA - ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry. ATMIA serves 500 companies globally, spanning the entire ATM ecosphere, including financial institutions, independent ATM deployers, equipment manufacturers, processors, and a plethora of ATM service and value-added solution providers. ATMIA provides education, advocacy and connections to help its members keep abreast of industry news and developments; increase knowledge and professionalism; improve operational efficiencies; understand and influence regulatory processes; participate in the local, regional and global ATM community; and forge new relationships to advance their businesses. Founded in 1997, ATMIA has active chapters in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East focusing on the unique needs and issues of each region. For more information, please visit Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

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