SFE Staff Directory
President & CEO
Pamela T. Rodriguez, AAP, CIA, CISA
Pam has a “Passion for Payments and People” and has over 30 years of experience conducting audits, risk assessments and speaking sessions for financial institutions and third-parties engaged in the ACH Network. She is a member of Nacha’s APRP Oversight Panel, serves on Nacha’s Payments Institute Board of Regents and has served several terms on Nacha’s Risk Management Advisory Group.
Prior to joining Southern Financial Exchange as Senior Vice President of Member Services, Pam was President & CEO of ePayAdvisors and former EastPay Advisory Services and Executive Director of the Alabama ACH Association.
Pam is a lover of music, enjoys gardening and the outdoors. In her spare time, she volunteers as a Magic Maker for Magic Moments, whose purpose is to provide happiness to children throughout the state of Alabama who have been diagnosed with chronic life-threatening illnesses.
Danita Moss, AAP, NCP
Danita Moss joined Southern Financial Exchange in 2003 following 25 years experience in community bank operations. Danita is an active member of the Center for Payments Faster Payments Professional Certificate workgroup, Center for Payments/Federal Reserve Education Partnership Project Team, and Nacha’s AAP Blue Ribbon Panel. Danita also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-South Association of Financial Professionals, Memphis, TN.
Danita's credentials include Nacha’s Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) Certification, ECCHO’s National Check Payments Certification (NCP), and ECCHO’s NCPC Program Certified Trainer.
Danita's interest includes serving in her church, event planning and spending time with her family.
David Payne, AAP, CIA, CFSA
Prior to joining SFE, David was a Compliance Manager at Alkami Technology, a software-as-a-service provider of digital banking solutions to financial institutions where he was responsible for regulatory compliance. David has over 15 years of audit and risk management experience in financial services. He has a fascination with fraud, risk management, and how psychology and technology impact risk.
David holds certifications in ACH (Accredited ACH Professional), auditing (Certified Internal Auditor & Certified Financial Services Auditor - Banking), has completed Community Banking School at Samford University, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University.
In his free time, David enjoys hiking, flat-water kayaking, and backpacking with friends and family.
Catherine R. Bishop, AAP, APRP, NCP
Prior to joining SFE, Catherine worked in the banking and credit union industry for 26 years in compliance management, training, and auditing. She earned the Credit Union Compliance Expert certification, and the Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert certification from CUNA. She currently holds the Accredited ACH Professional and Accredited Payments Risk Professional credentials. Catherine graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a BBA in Human Resources Management.
She also served on the Board of Directors for the JASON Project for ten years, and enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Michael Peña, AAP, APRP
Michael Peña is an Accredited ACH Professional, AAP (2016) and an Accredited Payments Risk Professional, APRP (2021) with 14 years of success in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Southern Financial Exchange as Vice President of Member Services, Michael was Director, Payments Risk and Compliance with ePayAdvisors where he performed their suite of audits and risk assessments for member financial institutions. Michael resides in Dallas, TX where he enjoys days on the lake, grilling, music, bowling with friends, all things sports, and most of all, family time.
Dominic Plumeri, AAP, APRP
Dominic has over 17 years of experience conducting audits, risk assessments, education and speaking sessions for parties engaged in the ACH Network. He has been certified by Nacha as an Accredited ACH Professional since 2002 and an Accredited Payments Risk Professional since 2021. Dominic has served terms on Nacha's AAP Blue Ribbon Panel and Nacha's Risk Management (Enforcement) Product Group which was originally formed under Nacha’s Risk Management Advisory Group.
Prior to joining Southern Financial Exchange as Vice President of Member Services, Dominic was Director of Risk and Compliance for PaymentsFirst. His responsibilities included performing compliance services and education events.
While Dominic resides in Alabama currently, he was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which he still considers home. He enjoys visits to Wisconsin with family during holidays and other special occasions. Other times, Dominic can be found working outside in the yard, enjoying time with his family and soon, skydiving.
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Tricia Kottemann joined Southern Financial Exchange as Executive Assistant in 2008. Tricia is responsible for providing professional member and customer support through coordinating education offerings and assistance, publications, website development, marketing, and office management.
Prior to joining Southern Financial Exchange, Tricia spent 30 plus years as an executive assistant working for large corporations, architectural, accounting and insurance companies.
In Tricia’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and friends, gardening, relaxing at the beach, music and running.