Allison Baller serves as Vice President and Head of Industry Readiness for the FedNow
Service, a near real-time payment and settlement service under development by the
Federal Reserve Banks to support instant payments in the United States. Baller helps
facilitate industry readiness specifically focused on adoption and innovation through
partnerships across the ecosystem of Banks, Payment Service Providers and Fintechs.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Baller spent more than two decades at IBM, where
she held various global leadership roles in blockchain, cloud and emerging payments.
Her career has focused on building new business models and accelerating the
transformation from cash to digital payments across Financial Services,
Telecommunications and Retail.
Baller holds an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, and a
B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia. Fluent in Spanish and
conversational in Portuguese, she has a passion for emerging markets, diverse cultures
and financial inclusion.