Smart Card Alliance Honors Top Industry Council Contributors During 2011 Annual Conference

Smart Card Alliance Honors Top Industry Council Contributors During 2011 Annual Conference

Smart Card Alliance 2011 Annual Conference, Chicago, May 4, 2011–The Smart Card Alliance honored the top contributors to each of its Industry Councils last night during its 2011 Annual Conference, taking place this week through May 5th at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.

“The Smart Card Alliance Industry Councils make significant contributions to the smart card industry, through collaborative work on white papers, best practices, webinars, conferences, and more. These awards honor those individuals that contribute their valuable time and expertise to the Councils to lead the efforts that bring these educational resources to life,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance.

Together with the current and past Council chairs, Michael Magrath, CSCIP, Gemalto, and Paul Contino, independent, three individuals from the Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council were recognized for their work, notably on the “Smart Card Alliance Comments Public Comments on Stage 2 of Meaningful Use” and the white paper “Getting to Meaningful Use and Beyond: How Smart Card Technology Can Support Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records.” They are:

  • Anna Fernezian, CSCIP, CSCIP/G, CSC
  • Dale Grogan, CSCIP, LifeMed Card, Inc.
  • John Rego, OTI America

Members of the Transportation Council were recognized for their work on projects like the white papers, “A Guide to Prepaid Cards for Transit Agencies,” and “Planning for New Fare Payment and Collection Systems: Cost Considerations and Procurement Guidelines,” as well as planning summits in New York City and Utah, and developing a workshop on open payments in transit. Together with Council chair Craig Roberts, Utah Transit Authority, they are:

  • Greg Garback, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
  • Jerry Kane, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
  • Michael Nash, ACS, A Xerox Company

Physical Access Council and Identity Council members were recognized for significant contributions to white papers like “Smart Cards and Biometrics,” “Personal Identity Verification Interoperability (PIV-I) for Non-Federal Issuers,” and “FICAM in Brief,” as well as a webinar on PIV-I and comments to the government on Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) Roadmap and Implementation Guidance and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Together with Physical Access Council chair Lars Suneborn, CSCIP/G, Hirsch Electronics, and current and past Identity Council chairs Harold Kocken, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Neville Pattinson, CSCIP, Gemalto, they are:

  • Salvatore D’Agostino, CSCIP, IDmachines LLC (Physical Access and Identity Councils)
  • Tony Damalas, CSCIP/G, Diebold Security (Physical Access Council)
  • LaChelle LeVan, CSCIP, Probaris, Inc. (Identity Council)
  • Steve Rogers, Intellisoft (Physical Access and Identity Councils)

Individuals from the Payments Council were acknowledged for their extensive work on the white papers “Card Payments Roadmap in the U.S.: How Will EMV Impact the Future Payments Infrastructure?” and “Chip-Enabled Mobile Marketing,” as well as a webinar on EMV and participation and planning of the Payments Summit in Utah. Along with current and past Council chairs Simon Hurry, Visa Inc., Oliver Manahan, MasterCard Worldwide and Charles Walton, INSIDE Secure, they are:

  • Deborah Baxley, CSCIP, Capgemini USA Inc.
  • Guy Berg, Datacard Group
  • James F. Lock, JPMorgan Chase
  • Jeffrey Stroud, CSCIP, Gemalto

The Alliance also recognized an “honor roll” for each Council, comprised of the individuals who were leading contributors and participants in the Council projects and activities. Each honor roll can be found, along with more information about the Smart Card Alliance 2011 Conference can be found on the Smart Card Alliance website.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit