Education Committee

Build merchant payments knowledge to be at parity with all industry stakeholders. Create foundational merchant payments education and reduce the learning curve for new payments professionals.


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MAG Learning Center

Checkout the new MAG Learning Center to access educational content in a centralized location.

Merchant Payments 101

Merchant Payments course coming soon!

Education Committee goals and strategies


  • Reduce the learning curve for new payments professionals via development of an online self-paced Merchant Payments program
  • Develop and provide tools for internal payments education via new MAG Learning Center
  • Build educational readiness material and other resources on Communities of Practice topics
  • Educate members on the evolving payments industry via:
    • Webinars
    • Educational sessions at MAG conferences
    • Readiness and Best Practice Guides on specific topics
    • How-to guides on technical issues
    • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)



  • Build foundational merchant payments education and reduce learning curve for new payments professionals
  • Build merchant knowledge on current events and relevant topics
  • Build merchant knowledge through networking and peer-to-peer discussions

Committee Leadership

  • Alok Mathur
    Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Senior Director - Revenue Management
  • Gina Powers
    Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
    Assistant Treasurer
  • Dean Sheaffer
  • Eric O'Brien
    Merchant Advisory Group
    Vice President, Collaboration and Education
The Merchant Advisory Group

Driving positive change and innovation in the payments industry that serves the merchants interest through collaboration, education, and advocacy.