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Pathways to Success with Real Time Payment (RTP) Send Transactions


Join Fifth Third for our January webinar discussing how new digital payment technologies can give your business success.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 at 11:00am ET

Learn how Real Time Payment (RTP) Send transactions have transformed industries and become table-stakes for doing business in 2023 and beyond. We’ll dig deep into:

  • Latest market trends
  • Interesting use cases being tested;
  • Lessons learned on successfully navigating the operational changes necessary to operate in a RTP 24/7 environment


Maria Mason

AVP, Sr. Treasury Management Product Manager, Fifth Third Bank

Maria manages Fifth Third Bank’s Instant Payments product, which includes Real Time Payments (RTP), Request for Payment (RfP), and the future build out of FedNow. She works across teams internally at Fifth Third and within the partnership to help optimize product performance, product innovation, client satisfaction, and product growth. Maria has been at Fifth Third for over six years in various roles covering IT and Product. Prior to her role at Fifth Third, she worked for Sallie Mae Student Loan Services where she managed the conversion of back office systems to a single platform.

Maria serves on the board for the Brain Tumor Board where she leads patient advocacy and chairs Fundraising. In addition, she loves taking adventures—whether it is traveling on vacations, spending time at the log cabin on the river, or boating with friends. Maria lives in Cincinnati, OH, with her husband and son.

Dean Nolan

VP, Head of Faster Payments and Commercial Card, Fifth Third Bancorp

Dean Nolan serves as Vice President, Director, in the Treasury Management division of Fifth Third Bank, leading the Bank’s Faster Payment and Commercial Card lines of business. His background includes more than 20 years of experience in payments at banks and fintechs, having previously served as Vice President of Enterprise Payment Solutions and Vice President of Merchant Services at Fifth Third Bank and Director of Debit, Prepaid, and HSA solutions at Fifth Third Processing Solutions.

Before joining Fifth Third, Dean held leadership positions in payments at Metavante/FIS, Bank of America, Wachovia/Wells Fargo, MasterCard, and most recently First Data/STAR. He’s also ventured into the start-up arena during his career, holding executive roles at a Series-B payment analytics software provider and a seed-funding cybersecurity company.

Cheryl Gurz

Vice President, RTP Network Product Manager, The Clearing House (TCH)

Cheryl joined The Clearing House in 2019 as their Real Time Payments Product Manager. In this role, she drives product adoption and usage of the TCH Real Time Payment Network that went live in the United States in November 2017. This is the first new payments infrastructure in the U.S. since the ACH network was introduced in the 1970s. Cheryl advises bank and corporate clients on Real Time Payments best practices and market trends.

Prior to coming to The Clearing House, Cheryl held a variety of roles including product/market management, bank operations, auditing, and solution consulting. She has held leadership roles across global transaction banking, specializing in providing strategic payment solutions to the industry at Citi, BNY Mellon, HSBC, and CGI.


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