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