MetaBank’s John Hagy Wins NBPCA’s First Terrence P. Maher Prepaid Influencer Award (June 11, 2015)
The NBPCA today awarded its inaugural Terrence P. Maher Prepaid Influencer Award to MetaBank Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer John Hagy. The award was presented at the association’s annual Power of Prepaid event in Washington, D.C.
The accolade recognizes one individual for dedication and passion in driving the prepaid industry forward, honoring the late Terry Maher, former partner at Baird Holm LLP and general counsel for the NBPCA, who passed away unexpectedly last August. Maher’s daughter Caroline and youngest son Joe were at the presentation, and Joe said a few words about his father’s close relationship with the NBPCA.
“On behalf of the Maher family, my mother Mary; brother Steven and his wife Julia; and sister Caroline, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the NBPCA for honoring Terry by creating this award, and for inviting us to be here today,” said Joe Maher. “Terry truly loved the work he did for the NBPCA, and I know that he was a close friend to many of you. The amount of support that has come in for my family from the prepaid community has been enormous, and we could not be more grateful. It is my hope that Terry’s memory will live on through this award.”
Hagy, who also was named a Paybefore Top 10 Payments Lawyer in February, has been with MetaBank since 2006 and has more than 25 years of legal, regulatory and compliance experience within the credit and prepaid card industries. He has represented the industry at numerous conferences and on Capitol Hill.
“John has been a key member of the prepaid industry since its inception, working for over a decade at member companies FSV and MetaBank, and he always exhibits one of Terry’s key traits, which is collaborating with other members of the industry for the common good,” said Brad Fauss, the NBPCA’s newly appointed president and CEO.
Gray Derrick, partner, Baird Holm, said: “If Terry had a question, he always told us to call John—not only for his legal opinion but his practical advice.”