William Schoch is President & CEO of Western Payment Alliance, the nation’s oldest and one of the largest regional payments associations. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives to grow the association and provide maximum value to its 1200 members through information, education, and advisory services. Bill was appointed to this position in 2008 and brings over twenty-five years of electronic payments experience.
Prior to joining WesPay, Bill spent eleven years at Visa International serving in a variety of product leadership positions. He was responsible for managing Visa’s global remittance service, “Visa Money Transfer”, as well as initiatives to expand delivery of electronic financial services to the unbanked in emerging markets. Prior to this assignment, Bill was the global product manager for Visa’s debit products and was the founder of the Visa International Global Debit Forum, which showcases new opportunities and best practices in debit program management.
Prior to Visa, Bill spent eight years with Citibank in the Global Cash Management division, where he was responsible for developing, marketing and implementing various payments and collections solutions for Citibank’s corporate clients.
He started his professional career at NACHA where he provided staff support to the rules and operations committee and was actively involved in the development of ACH business-to-business payment applications. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Bill currently serves on the Boards of WesPay, USA Technologies (NASDAQ: USAT) and NACHA-The Electronic Payments Association. He is also active in community organizations in San Francisco where he serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Project Open Hand and volunteers with Friends of the Urban Forest.