EFTA Industry Leadership Award – The Honorable Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
On Sept. 10, EFTA honored Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), with their first-annual Industry Leadership Award. EFTA President and CEO Kurt Helwig noted Congressman Luetkemeyer as the only banker in the room at the ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit with an agricultural background. However, beyond his agricultural expertise, Luetkemeyer’s more-than-30-years experience in banking is what led to his success in authoring and shepherding through Congress a bill to change ATM regulations. As a forerunner in improving the banking industry, Luetkemeyer shares his plans for a future bill to set new protocols and procedures help those legitimate and legal business owners to no longer be shut down.