Implications of Georgia State Board of Regents’ Formation of Georgia FinTech Academy




ATLANTA, GA — September 11, 2018 — Having conceptualized and advocated for the creation of a USG sponsored fintech curriculum since early 2014 and more recently the creation of a FinTech Academy announced earlier today, the American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) played a critical role in organizing support for this initiative with Governor Deal’s Administration, the Georgia Assembly and the Georgia Congressional Delegation. ATPC also helped to facilitate the initial engagement between the state’s largest fintech employers and the University System of Georgia.

Chancellor Steve Wrigley and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced the formation of the academy (, which is a statewide initiative to create a talent pipeline for Georgia’s fast-growing financial technology business sector. Richards is the executive director of ATPC and advised both employers and the state on the merits of such a program, is able to discuss:

• How talent development is critical to the continued growth fintech industry in Georgia (already processing more than 70 percent of all electronic payments in the U.S.);
• How this program will help meet the significant demand for fintech-educated employees, both here and nationally;
• How the public/private partnership between employers at the state will impact curriculum; and
• How this initiative could put Georgia at the forefront as a magnet for global talent.

About ATPC
ATPC protects, promotes, and preserves the payments industry as well as the many companies that develop the products and provide resources supporting the financial service industry’s technology needs through proactive government affairs and public relations on a Federal level and on a state level including Georgia and other states. For more information, go to .


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