As Senior Director of Global Treasury, Reed Luhtanen has responsibility for Walmart’s payments-related public policy and public relations initiatives and, along with an internal leadership team, for establishing Walmart’s payments acceptance strategies. Reed has been with Walmart since 2005, when he joined the Licensing Compliance team as a law clerk while attending law school. Since joining Walmart’s Corporate Treasury team in 2008, Reed has had responsibility for government benefits acceptance, the company’s global gift card program and debit card acceptance. In 2015, Reed was recognized by PayBefore as a “Top Ten Payments Lawyers” and is a member of the 2015 “40 Under 40” classes of both the Arkansas Business Journal and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. Reed currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Special Interest Group for IIAS Standards (SIGIS) and as chair of the Board of Directors of Apple Seeds, Inc. a non-profit organization based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Reed is a member of the Federal Reserve System’s Secure Payments Task Force Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Task Force’s Payment Identity Management and Data Protection Joint Work Group. Reed previously served as the Chair of the Food Marketing Institute’s Electronic Payments Systems Committee and as a Co-Chair of a work group as part of the Merchant-Financial Services Cybersecurity Partnership. Reed has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas’ Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Reed and Sarah, his wife, live in Bentonville, Arkansas with their two children, Norah (2011) and Harvey (2014).
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