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ACI Worldwide’s Darcy Locke Appointed Chair of American Financial Services Association Business Partner Board

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ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced the appointment of new business development principal, Darcy Locke, as Chair of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Business Partner Board. Locke will be designated as Chair at the association’s 103rd Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Locke has been a member of AFSA for more than a decade and has served on the Business Partner Board of Directors for the last four years. She is also part of the Women’s Leadership Council at AFSA, which fosters executive leadership and mentorship of top female talent and shares knowledge to identify, promote and retain female leaders in the financial services industry. During her two-year term as Chair, Locke will preside over the AFSA Business Partner Board meetings, and concurrently serve as a member of the AFSA Board of Directors and Chair of the AFSA Business Partner Task Force. Locke’s first official meeting as Chair will take place at the 2020 Independents Conference in April.

“It’s an honor to serve as Chair alongside some of the industry’s most distinguished professionals, who I have long admired and respected,” said Locke. “I’m excited about the opportunity and look forward to my first official meeting as Chair.”

“The AFSA Business Partner Board Chair is unanimously nominated based upon leadership skills, as well as involvement in and contributions to the organization and the industry. Darcy has served the organization well over the last decade as a member, board member and as part of the Women’s Leadership Council. Her new position on the Business Partner Board is indicative of her repeated contributions to our organization and is well-deserved,” said Bill Himpler, president and CEO of AFSA, the national trade association for consumer credit.

ACI is an AFSA eight-star Premier Business Partner, which demonstrates a strong commitment to the consumer credit industry. The company actively supports all association meetings, including providing thought leadership in the bill payment industry through various webinars, white papers, speaking engagements, roundtable sessions and more. ACI has been a member of AFSA for seven years.

About ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through ACI’s private cloud, we provide real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

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