SHAZAM Promotes James Ghiglieri to Sr. VP, Corporate Communications

Des Moines, Iowa (August 17, 2011) ― SHAZAM today announced the promotion of James “Jim” Ghiglieri to senior vice president, corporate communications. Ghiglieri has worked with the EFT network for nearly four years as vice president, corporate communications.

In his role as senior VP, corporate communications, Ghiglieri will lead SHAZAM’s communication efforts by working directly with industry organizations, trade associations and media. Increasing SHAZAM’s visibility among a national audience of community-based financial institutions will continue to be a main responsibility.

A former community banker for 32 years and a former chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America, Ghiglieri is a frequent presenter at state, regional and national community banking meetings and conventions. He talks on topics ranging from emerging trends in payments to general industry issues in both breakout- and general-session presentations.

“Jim is an extremely effective communicator, always mindful of his duty to represent the voice of community financial institutions,” said Michael Hollinger, SHAZAM president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to have him traveling the country, sharing his banking know-how and payments expertise on behalf of SHAZAM.”

Prior to joining SHAZAM, Ghiglieri was president of Alpha Community Bank in Toluca, Ill., where he currently resides. He remains active in his community and serves as president of the local Labor Day Celebration Committee, as well as president of the Toluca Park District.

Ghiglieri graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.

About SHAZAM  

The SHAZAM network was founded in 1976 and is one of the last remaining member-owned and -controlled EFT networks and processors in the industry. SHAZAM provides innovative and state-of-the-art EFT services to community financial institutions in 30 states. SHAZAM is a single source provider for ATM processing, debit and ATM card processing, card authorization services, merchant processing, Automated Clearing House (ACH) services, and information security solutions.

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