Marci Chavez graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1990, and a few years later earned her CPA certification. She has worked for 3+ years in Public Accounting firms in Audit in both Waco and Dallas, Texas, as well as working as Controller for a Business Insurance/Risk Management company. She joined Currency Systems International (CSI) in 1996 as a Senior Accountant, and soon became Controller. In her last few years at CSI she served as CFO.
Throughout her career at CSI, Marci worked closely with the Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Service, and Project Management teams tracking progress of manufacturing and engineering development projects and sales contract completions and fulfilments. De La Rue bought CSI in 2001, and she played a key role in completing the transaction and the following transition within De La Rue. She left De La Rue in February of 2002 and worked as a financial consultant for Trailblazer Studios out of their Dallas office, while also helping Richard Haycock organize Currency Research USA Corp. She initially worked on a consulting basis for Currency Research, and then joined them in a full-time position in 2005 as CFO and Sponsor Coordinator. She was promoted to Vice-President/CFO in 2009 and in August of 2011 was named President.
Marci also serves as a Board Member and Treasurer the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) and acts as Treasurer for the Cash Management Association of the Americas (CMAA), and is a member of the ATMIA Cash Council. Marci currently lives in Hurst, Texas.
Before joining Currency Research, Shaun spent 16 years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Shaun began his career in currency in 2000 in the Division of Monetary Affairs where he forecasted daily changes in currency in circulation. In 2003, he transitioned to the Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems where he oversaw all operational and policy aspects of U.S. banknote issuance and processing.
Shaun was appointed Assistant Director in 2013 and was responsible for the global issuance of U.S. currency and operations of Reserve Bank cash processing centers. Shaun is an expert on the usage and circulation of U.S. currency and represented the Federal Reserve on numerous domestic and international policy making groups. Shaun also chaired the Committee on Custody Controls and served on the Interagency Currency Design Committee where he gained extensive knowledge of security features, design elements, and counterfeit risks.
Shaun graduated from Connecticut College with bachelor degrees in Government and Economics and later earned a masters degree from Johns Hopkins University in Applied Economics. He currently resides just outside Washington, D.C., in Springfield, Virginia.
Britnee Hursin graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013. Britnee realized her passion for event planning and educational seminars after she hosted her first large-scale event in 2011. While completing her degree, Britnee was involved in many different endeavors which built her experience of customer service, marketing and fundraising and raised over $5,000 for different charities including: The American Cancer Society, The Special Olympics, and the Domestic Violence Organization. After concluding her internship at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, she developed a curiosity about the cash cycle and she holds a particular interest in alternate payments systems.
Britnee has been an integral part of the Cash Cycle Seminars planning team since she began at Currency Research. She is now applying her in-depth experience and her certified meeting planner (CMP) status to her role as Conference Director for CR, with a focus on the Banknote Conference, Currency Conference, and Americas Cash Cycle Seminar.
Managing Director – Europe
Global Sponsorship Director – Premium Global Products
Tom Mitchell is based in Edinburgh, UK. As Managing Director – Europe he plays a key role in maintaining Currency Research’s engagement with organisations in both the cash and payments industries across Europe. He draws on a background of business development, business management and research to ensure that the changes, challenges, and interests arising both regionally and globally from these countries are well understood and addressed throughout Currency Research’s activities.
In tandem with this role, Tom is also the Global Sales Manager - Sponsorship, incorporating Currency Conference, Banknote Conference, Central Bank Payments Conference, Cash Cycle Seminars and Global Payments Summits. This involves a leading role in engaging with established and challenger organisations across the globe to promote market growth and development for their products. This is undertaken in conjunction with each of Currency Research’s regional Managing Directors to ensure the transfer of knowledge from supplier to end-user is scaled from the national/regional level to a global perspective.
Tom holds a Masters in Business Management from the University of Reading and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Exeter.
Helen is responsible for managing all operational relationships with the sponsors across CR events as Sponsor Coordinator. She has many years of experience managing conferences and other corporate events within the legal and medical sectors. These events ranged from seminars for up to 350 delegates through to glamorous award ceremonies with 900 attendees. Helen particularly enjoys meeting new people and building lasting relationships. She of course also loves to travel.