Sage Payment Solutions Executives Bring Expertise to the Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions’ 2011 Career & Leadership Summit

By admin • September 13th, 2011

 ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 13, 2011)—Sage North America today announced that three executives within its Sage Payment Solutions division—Lisa Cohn, director of operations; Irene Lovewell, senior training advisor; and Christine “Chris’ Scappa, senior vice president (SVP) of operations—will present an education session on career development at Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions’ ( 2011 Career & Leadership Summit, being held through September 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. is the premier electronic transactions organization dedicated solely to women in the field.

Cohn, Lovewell, and Scappa will co-present “Going the Extra Mile’ this morning, Tuesday, September 13. They will share success stories on women who have gone above and beyond what was expected of them, and as a result, have gained work recognition and continually advanced their careers.

With Sage since 2005, Cohn manages Sage Payment Solutions’ quality assurance, process improvement, and agent management functions, as well as helps provide financial support for merchants. With more than 12 years of experience in the payments industry, Lovewell directs the learning and development of all Sage Payment Solutions employees.

With more than 16 years of experience in the payments industry, 12 of that with Sage, Scappa currently oversees daily management for Sage Payment Solutions’ customer support, agent support, underwriting, risk management, quality assurance, and corporate training. She currently serves on the board of directors.

A non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, seeks to provide a forum to inspire and empower women in the electronic transactions industry through networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and the overall promotion of women in the industry, by enabling them to maximize their potential and position them for greater success. As the organization has continued to grow, it has provided opportunities in even more ways – by expanding its reach on the local and national levels with the expansion of LINCs (Local Interest Network Circles), the Super LINC event, and the annual Career & Leadership Summit. members are CEOs, presidents, senior managers, emerging leaders, and women from all levels in the electronic transactions industry. Membership spans across all facets of the electronic transactions industry: merchant acquiring, card issuing, processors, retailers, stored value, loyalty, check and ACH. For more information on the organization, membership and services provided, please visit

Sage Payment Solutions has been providing businesses and organizations with electronic payment systems for more than 20 years. The company allows more than 155,000 merchants to accept multiple forms of payment, including credit and debit cards, electronic checks, Check21, gift and loyalty cards, and automatic recurring payment. Sage Payment Solutions provides a wide range of secure standalone and integrated payment processing solutions, including Sage Exchange, Sage Virtual Terminal, Sage Mobile Payments, and Sage Patient Payments. Based in McLean, Va., Sage Payment Solutions is a division of Sage North America. For more information, call 800-261-0240 or visit Follow Sage Payment Solutions on Twitter at and on Facebook at

For more information on’s 2011 Career & Leadership Summit, please visit

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For more information, please visit the website at Follow Sage North America on Facebook,, and Twitter,

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Sage North America
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