Christy Abend,  Director, Product Management, ACA

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Christy Abend has been immersed in the complex regulations of the employer mandate. As Director, Product Management at Equifax Workforce Solutions, she serves as an authority on the ACA as she interprets IRS regulations and guidance, and supports both the Product Development and Operations teams for a suite of ACA solutions. Christy has 20 years experience working in Human Resources with a concentration in the health & welfare benefits and compliance arena. She has her SHRM-SCP certification as well as her GBA certification through CEBS and has become an industry leader pertaining to the Affordable Care Act.

About the Author

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Christy Abend has been immersed in the complex regulations of the employer mandate. As Director, Product Management at Equifax Workforce Solutions, she serves as an authority on the ACA as she interprets IRS regulations and guidance, and supports both the Product Development and Operations teams for a suite of ACA solutions.

Christy has 20 years experience working in Human Resources with a concentration in the health & welfare benefits and compliance arena. She has her SHRM-SCP certification as well as her GBA certification through CEBS and has become an industry leader pertaining to the Affordable Care Act.

All Authors

Tom Towson Director, Employment Tax Consulting
Joel Hardi Solutions Consultant - Government Services
Priscilla Wanyeki Industry Marketing Director
Kevin Pipkins Director, Product Marketing for Employer Services with Workforce Solutions
Nikole Thompson Portfolio Marketer
Chris Atwood Senior Vice President, Senior Marketing Officer at Equifax
Katherine Doe Director, Product Marketing, Banking and Lending
Jennifer Henry Vice President, Vertical Marketing Leader, Equifax Mortgage Services
Rori Carney Director, Employment Tax Services
Courtney Grantham Senior Director, Portfolio Marketing Leader
Dawn Gibson Appeal Board Review Specialist – Appellate
Wesley Toner Senior Director of Product Management - Insurance
Jay Walsweer
Brandi Hamilton Content and Communication Strategist
Shelley Kirchhoff Sales Leader, Government Enterprise Services
Daniel Jean Associate Vice President, Identity and Fraud Product Management
Michael Barnes Government Vertical Marketing Leader
Christopher Yasko VP, Equifax Data Science Lab
Olivia Voltaggio
Nicole Brooks Sr. Director, Portfolio Marketing, Mortgage and Housing
Stephanie Gunselman
Kurt Baumberger
Flor Santiesteban Product Marketing Manager
Lee Grice Enterprise Solutions Enabler
Darby Coe VP of Digital Strategy and Web Experiences
Laurie Anderson
Jeff Sporn Chief Digital Officer, Data-driven Marketing
Mary Beth Parker
Erin Merz
Juan Cole Vice President, Government Services
Jay Wooley Product Leader for Credit Marketing Services
Peter Oburu Vice President, Data and Presales Analytics
Adrien Borger Director of Talent Solutions Strategy
Miranda Glancy Industry Marketer for Banking and Lending
Ashley Morris
Benjamin Teal
Todd Hoover Marketing Practice Leader
Mike McBurnett Distinguished Scientist
Scott Shipman AVP of Tax Credits and Incentives, Workforce Solutions
Prasanna Dhoré Chief Data and Analytics Officer
John Ray Senior Director, Identity and Fraud Analytics
Christy Abend Director, Product Management, ACA
Kseniya Zubkova Marketing Project Manager and Analyst
Faith Leonard
Matthew Turner Principal Mathematical Statistician
Theresa Freas Leader of USIS Demand Marketing
Lee Goldman Senior Director and Portfolio Marketing Leader
Jessie Lambert
Kevin Leslie Vertical Marketing Leader
Elizabeth Fairman Vice President of B2B Marketing
Lena Bourgeois Vice President, Enterprise Alliances Automotive
Rebecca Kritzman Vice President, Risk Marketing Leader
Megan Jentz
Matt Wiley Channels & Alliance Manager, Insurance Solutions
Dave Caldwell Director of Product Marketing, Unemployment Cost Management
Paige Sullivan
Randa Hamade
Rae Conlan Marketing Director, Data and Analytics
Josh Sledge Director on the Program Team, Center for Financial Services Innovation
Shelly Nischbach Vice President, Verification Services – Consumer Finance, Equifax Workforce Solutions
Chris Pfeltz Director, Major Accounts
Maria Hayes Key Initiatives Leader
Styletta Carter Senior Director, Product Marketing
Rosie Biundo Senior Director of Product Marketing - Mortgage Services
Carlie Christensen Senior Director, Equifax Government Relations
Lyra Hankins Director, Product Marketing, Data-driven Marketing 
Craig Sims VP of Product Management for Automotive
Tatiana Burn Portfolio Marketer
Linda Touch VP of Marketing for Identity and Fraud Solutions
Clair Wallace Industry Marketer
Jamie Bassaline
Byron McDuffee
Will Kern Senior Director, Solution Architecture - Equifax Government Services
Kate Walker Public Relations Leader, Equifax USIS
Aparna Sheth Director, Product Management, Equifax
John Fenstermaker VP, Chief Innovation Architect - Data & Analytics
Gordon Middleton Director of Legal Compliance
Tyler Sawyer Vice President, Rental and Real Estate Sector
Jennifer Reid VP, Vertical Marketing Leader - Automotive
Tricia Gabberty Senior Marketing Officer/Capabilities Marketing Leader, DDM
Megan Murray Marketing Director, Data-driven Marketing
David Adams Senior Director Product Marketing
Rissa Reddan SVP Marketing, Commercial
Jenna Ostmann Marketing Director for Mortgage and Housing
Jason Fry AVP of Employer Services Marketing and Product
Chad Whittenberg Sr. Director – Data Services Product Leader
Blake Hanlon VP of Government Relations
Ian Wright Chief Insights Officer - Data-driven Marketing
Vishal Puri Senior Director of Product Management
Amy Graybill Vice President, Product Innovation and Management, Enterprise Insights and Core Data
Kristi Kovalak VP, Strategic Communications
Isio Nelson SVP, Emerging and Differentiated Services
Seth Kronemeyer US Strategy and Innovation Leader
Tha Vin Content Strategist for Data and Analytics
Nikki Washington Director, Solutions Marketing
John Stremel VP of Sales for automotive digital solutions at Equifax
Angelica Jeffreys Vice President-Enterprise Alliance Partners-Automotive
Sriram Tirunellayi Vice President, Data and Analytics
Peter W. Maynard, PhD SVP Equifax Global Capabilities
Naser Hamdi Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics