SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2014--
WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions,
today announced WEX president and CEO, Melissa D. Smith, was honored
with the inaugural 2014 Women Driving Payments Innovation Award by
PYMNTS.com and W.net (Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions).
This award honors the top female leader in the fields of payments and
commerce innovation. The finalists, selected from more than 600
nominations for several award categories, were recognized at the
innovation project, a two-day program hosted by PYMNTS.com. The event
convenes the most elite innovators and executives to discuss the issues
that impact every single player across each facet of the rapidly
changing payments and commerce ecosystem.
"It is an honor to be recognized by PYMNTS.com and W.net," said Smith.
"I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished during the 17 years I
have been with WEX. It’s incredible to look back and see how far our
company has come, particularly in innovation. I have had the opportunity
and the privilege to work with some of the most talented, hardworking
and loyal colleagues anyone could ask for. Innovation is a main focus in
our company and I am proud to lead such a large group of driven
The Innovation Project 2014 was held on March 19 and 20 in Boston. The
award was presented at Annenberg Hall on the campus of Harvard
University. This year’s theme: Rethink. Reset. Reinvent. addressed a
variety of topics including the reinvention of retail, commerce, the
consumer experience, security, digital cash and global commerce.
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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