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.

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