BAI Webinar

One modern solution to solve legacy payment problems


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RECORDED: May 18, 2022
TIME: 1:00 - 1:45 PM CT

While many institutions are searching for the next great payment system, savvy financial institutions are also focusing on how to modernize the delivery of existing, tried and true payment systems to reduce operational expense and improve the client experience.

Join us for a conversation with Trustmark National Bank’s Laura Hartness Smith and Alkami ACH Alert’s Deborah Peace to learn their approach to modernizing the delivery of ACH and Check Positive Pay, translating EDI information, ACH return, and NOC information with a single platform.

Key takeaways:

  • Discover how to modernize the delivery of existing legacy payment systems to reduce operational expense
  • Hear how to improve treasury management client experience
  • Learn the benefits Trustmark experienced by using a single platform to utilize these solutions


Laura Hartness Smith, CTP
SVP, Director of Deposits and Product Strategy
Trustmark National Bank

Laura Hartness-Smith, CTP, is Senior Vice President and Director of Deposits and Product Strategy for Trustmark National Bank. Laura is a member of the 2015 Mississippi Economic Council's Leadership Mississippi class and a 2018 recipient of Leaders in Finance by the Mississippi Business Journal. She currently serves on Mastercard's U.S. Commercial Advisory Council.

Deborah Peace, AAP
Vice President & General Manager
Alkami ACH Alert

Deborah Peace, AAP is the Vice President and General Manager of Alkami's multi-payment fraud prevention solution ACH Alert. Deborah has over 25 years devoted to the ACH industry, specializing in all areas of operations, marketing, and product development. She's served on the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board, was invited to spend time with the OCC in New York to demonstrate the innovative ACH Alert fraud prevention tools and was engaged by the State of Tennessee Bank Commissioner to provide ACH training for the State of Tennessee Bank Examiners.
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