SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 23, 2014--
Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions,
today announced that its president and CEO, Melissa D. Smith, was
selected as one of the top 20 “Most Influential Women in Payments” in
2014 by PaymentsSource, a leading industry publication owned by
The award honors women who are shaping the payments industry and playing
a vital role in helping their organizations stay ahead of the curve
during a time of innovation and new technologies. Honorees represent
banks, technology vendors, payments networks and other businesses. Their
work has taken on an international scope, with many leaders responsible
for global projects.
Smith said: “I’m honored to be recognized by PaymentsSource. It’s an
exciting time to be working in the payments industry, and at WEX, where
our strong executive leadership team includes professionals with a wide
range of backgrounds and skills and happens to be approximately fifty
percent women. Together we are continuing to further globalize our
organization, build on our leading market positions in our core fleet
and travel businesses, and extend our scalable business model into high
The awards reception occurred at the Card Forum and Expo in Orlando,
Fla., on April 22. The reception was preceded by panel discussions where
Smith and select honorees provided leadership advice to women in
payments. On April 24, Smith will be the Card Forum’s general session
keynote speaker. Her presentation is titled, “The Opportunity for
Financial Institutions to Identify, Unlock and Profit from the B2B
Payment Challenges of Current Customers.”
View Smith’s honoree profile here.
About WEX Inc.
WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) is a leading provider of corporate payment
solutions. From its roots in fleet card payments beginning in 1983, WEX
has expanded the scope of its business into a multi-channel provider of
corporate payment solutions representing more than 7.7 million
cardholders and offering exceptional payment security and control across
a wide spectrum of business sectors. The Company’s operations include
WEX Bank, Fleet One, Pacific Pride, rapid! PayCard, WEX Australia, WEX
New Zealand and WEX Europe, as well as a majority equity position in
UNIK S.A., Brazil. WEX and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,400
associates. For more information about WEX, please visit www.wexinc.com.
Source: WEX Inc.
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