David P. DeMarea Payments Innovation Award
The David P. DeMarea Payments Innovation Award is presented to an individual or organization that has implemented innovative payments or risk management solutions. This award is named after the late David P. DeMarea, longstanding EPCOR Director and Senior Vice President of ARVEST Bank Operations.
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award honors EPCOR members who have served as a volunteer and have made significant contributions to furthering the mission and purpose of the Association.
Established in 1990, the Marquis Award is presented to individuals or organizations that exemplify best practices in electronic payments implementation, expand awareness and utilization of ACH payments or contribute greatly to the mission of the Association.
The Payments Institute (TPI) Scholarship Recipients
EPCOR awards two TPI scholarships annually, the John P. Borden Payments Scholarship and the Anthony Cope Payments Scholarship. Hosted by NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association, TPI is an intensive educational experience providing attendees an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements, products, services, processes, applications and risk in all payments systems – ACH, cards, checks and wires.
EPCOR TPI scholarships are named in honor of two individuals who exhibited leadership, foresight, determination and commitment to the early development of their associations and the ACH Network.
John P. Borden was President of Mid-America Payment Exchange and The Greater Kansas City Clearing House Association. Mr. Borden was instrumental in advancing the ACH Network, establishing one of the first Regional Payments (ACH) Associations in the country and launching the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA).
Anthony Cope was President of The Ohio Educational Credit Union, Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Cope was an early adopter of ACH in its formative years and served his industry and the ACH Network for many years as an Association leader and proponent of electronic payments technology.