Electronic Transactions Association Brings On Jodie Kelley As CEO

Jodie Kelley New CEO ETA Payments

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) has named Jodie L. Kelley as its new CEO, the industry group said in a press release. Kelley joins from ETA from BSA, The Software Alliance, where she was senior vice president and general counsel. 

“The board and I are thrilled to announce an exceptional new CEO to lead and grow ETA as we approach our 30th anniversary next year,” said Kevin Jones, president and chairman of ETA and CEO of Celero Commerce in Nashville, Tenn. “The payments technology industry is dynamic and expanding, and ETA has a vital role to play during this period of growth and innovation.”   

Kelley brings over 25 years of experience managing and providing strategic guidance to large organizations. At BSA, she was responsible for strategic, operational, legal and financial issues. 

“I am honored to join the Electronic Transactions Association,” Kelley said. “As the payments technology industry grows in both size and importance, ETA must grow along with it. With the help of the board, I look forward to evolving the association at this pivotal time. The payments technology industry is dynamic and so is its trade association.”

She succeeds Jason Oxman who stepped down as ETA’s CEO in January to become president and CEO of the Information Technology Council. ETA’s interim CEO, Amy Zirkle, will remain with the association. 

Kelley was previously vice president and deputy general counsel of Fannie Mae, and was a partner at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C.

ETA represents more than 500 companies in the payments technology ecosystem. ETA members include payment processors, financial institutions, payment networks, independent sales organizations, providers of mobile payments products and services, software providers and hardware suppliers. 

Digital platforms are the backbone of marketplaces and service providers used by millions daily. Payment capabilities, coupled with rapid mobile adoption, have contributed to their rapid growth. According to a new PYMNTS study, Payments 2022, conducted in conjunction with Stripe, in just five years digital platforms are expected to collectively account for $60 trillion in revenue.



The September 2020 Leveraging The Digital Banking Shift Study, PYMNTS examines consumers’ growing use of online and mobile tools to open and manage accounts as well as the factors that are paramount in building and maintaining trust in the current economic environment. The report is based on a survey of nearly 2,200 account-holding U.S. consumers.