Angi Farren, AAP, APRP
President & CEO
Angi is currently the President and CEO at the Upper Midwest ACH Association (UMACHA). She is a seasoned Electronic Payments Professional who has over 10 years of experience working at a Regional Payments Association (RPA) and over 16 years working in the banking industry.
Her experience is primarily with the Automated Clearing House (ACH) operations, product development, and risk management however, she is also knowledgeable on all types of electronic payments including remote deposit capture processing and risk management.
Angi received her Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation in 2000 and recently received her Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) designation in 2018.
Angi is currently an active participant on NACHA’s Payments Innovation Alliance Committee and the US Faster Payments Council and workgroups.
What are Three Words to Describe UMACHA?
Supportive, Knowledgeable, Approachable
What has Been Your Favorite Project at UMACHA?
My favorite project happens annually, it’s the planning and coordination of Navigating Payments. This is an orchestrated event with many moving parts and we have an awesome committee and staff members who help pull it all together. I could not do it alone!
Where Would You Like to go on a Dream Vacation?
My dream vacation would be to have a view of a lake or river anywhere in or near the mountains and be surrounded by nature. There would need to be a hot spring nearby and access to a spa 24x7 with unlimited massage, pampering and meditation.
You are Happiest When?
I spend time with and care for my Boston Terrier dogs. I love walking them along the Mississippi River near my home and curling up with them on the couch.
Are You Messy or Organized?
Is it possible to be both? I’d like to say I have an organized chaos going on in my office and like to keep my papers in piles vs in files. I do enjoy making lists to stay organized but my lists can also become messy sometimes too!
Least Favorite Food?
I really like all kinds of food and had a hard time with this one. I would have to say liver and onions.