Brian Tate is President and CEO the Innovative Payments Association. The IPA is the premiere trade association focused exclusively on companies involved in providing innovative payment products to consumers, businesses, and governments. During his tenure as IPA CEO Brian lead the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association’s transition to the IPA in 2018, while simultaneously expanding the association’s scope to include fintech products and other emerging payment forms. As the association’s lead advocate, spokesperson, and legal officer, Brian has urged the CFPB to amend its Prepaid Account regulations, encouraged the FDIC to revisit and amend its brokered regulations, and advocated generally for the increased use of electronic payments as an efficient and effective means of consumer banking before the OCC, the Federal Reserve, state regulators, and Congress.  Brian also is a co-chair of the IRS’s Security Summit’s Financial Services Working Group and represented the IPA before FinCEN’s BSAAG. Over the last 12 years Brian has been directly involved in some of the most notable financial services related issues, including the Dodd-Frank Act, the Durbin Amendment, the Small Business Jobs Act, and Fiduciary Duty.  

A native Marylander, Brian is a graduate of the Howard University School of Law and is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland and before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, Brian has an M.A. from The George Washington University, and a B.A. from King’s College.  Brian currently lives in Maryland with his wife and three children.