New Exec Director for NBPCA (July 23, 2014)
“After an intensive search, we are pleased to welcome Doug to lead the association forward into its next chapter of growth and increased presence in Washington,” said Robert Skiba, NBPCA board chairman and executive vice president at InComm.
“Doug will bolster our current efforts of positively and proactively engaging members of Congress and regulators, as we anticipate the CFPB prepaid rulemaking, and will provide leadership as we work through other challenges facing the industry,” added Skiba. “We’re enthusiastic about Doug’s fresh look at the opportunities NBPCA members have to advance the prepaid industry by working together to make prepaid a great choice for consumers, businesses and governments.”
“I look forward to strengthening NBPCA’s success by continuing to advocate, protect and promote its key priorities of consumer education and outreach, and the benefits prepaid cards deliver to a wide range of stakeholders,” Bower remarked.
Bower will be based in the NBPCA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, Bower was executive vice president of business development for BlueYield, an auto lending exchange. He came to BlueYield from the AAA National Office where he served as the Vice President of Travel and Financial Services from 2007 to 2010 for the 52 million-member organization. Before AAA, Bower held executive positions with Advanta Corporation, a multi-product financial services company; MBNA Corporation, a large bank issuer of credit cards now part of Bank of America; and CIGNA, a major insurance company.