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EBT Industry Council Elects New Officers for 1999

The Electronic Funds Transfer Association's Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Industry Council elected as its chairman John Pfeuffer, vice president of Citicorp Services Inc., a developer and operator of debit-card systems.

Re-elected as first vice chairman was Arthur W. Burger, president of Burger, Carroll & Associates, a New Mexico-based information technology and management company specializing in advanced card application design for electronic benefits transfer systems.

Elected second vice chairman was John Wojcik, director of business development for government programs at VeriFone Inc., a supplier of point-of-sale technology for EBT, and a developer of transaction technology.

Elected secretary was Bob Bucceri of Chaddsford Planning Associates, a consulting group specializing in EBT marketing and development based in West Chester, PA.

The new officers will be installed at the EBT Industry Council's Sept. 30 meeting in McLean, VA.

The EBT Industry Council is a trade group dedicated specifically to the business and policy issues of electronic benefits transfer systems. Its accomplishments include assisting in the development of the 1992 federal operating rules for EBT, as well the updating of consumer-protection requirements pertaining to EBT.

The Electronic Funds Transfer Association is an industry trade association dedicated to the advancement of electronic payments and commerce. Its members include Tandem Computers; Diebold Inc.; Wells Fargo, Comerica and Fleet banks; Visa, MasterCard and American Express; and virtually all shared ATM networks in the US.

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