Brian Laverdure is vice president, payments and technology policy for the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). In this role he advocates payments and bank technology policy issues before financial regulatory agencies, private-sector organizations and Congress on behalf of the nation’s community banks.
Laverdure has more than a decade of banking and electronic payment experience. Prior to joining ICBA he served as director of emerging payments education for EPCOR, the largest payments association in the country, where he developed training programs on new payment technologies and trends for community banks in the Midwest.
He is a respected payments executive and serves on a number of industry work groups, including the Payments Innovation Alliance’s Emerging Payments Advisory Committee. He also sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems.
Laverdure has a bachelor’s degree in History from UNC-Asheville and a master’s degree in American History from UNC-Greensboro and is an accredited ACH professional.