Marci Chavez graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1990, and a few years later earned her CPA certification. She has worked for 3+ years in Public Accounting firms in Audit in both Waco and Dallas, Texas, as well as working as Controller for a Business Insurance/Risk Management company. She joined Currency Systems International (CSI) in 1996 as a Senior Accountant, and soon became Controller. In her last few years at CSI she served as CFO.
Throughout her career at CSI, Marci worked closely with the Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Service, and Project Management teams tracking progress of manufacturing and engineering development projects and sales contract completions and fulfilments. De La Rue bought CSI in 2001, and she played a key role in completing the transaction and the following transition within De La Rue. She left De La Rue in February of 2002 and worked as a financial consultant for Trailblazer Studios out of their Dallas office, while also helping Richard Haycock organize Currency Research USA Corp. She initially worked on a consulting basis for Currency Research, and then joined them in a full-time position in 2005 as CFO and Sponsor Coordinator. She was promoted to Vice-President/CFO in 2009 and in August of 2011 was named President.
Marci also serves as a Board Member and Treasurer the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) and acts as Treasurer for the Cash Management Association of the Americas (CMAA), and is a member of the ATMIA Cash Council. Marci currently lives in Hurst, Texas.
Dan Harrison has 25 years’ experience working in the currency industry. He has held senior management and senior sales roles in a variety of highly regarded multi-national companies including CSI, De La Rue and Prosegur, providing solutions across the cash cycle. Dan has worked closely with Central Banks, Issuing Banks/Authorities, Commercial Banks, Cash Management and Logistics Companies, Casinos, and ATM Deployers, as well as small, medium, and large Retailers across Europe and the South East Asia region.
Dan has led teams working with these organisations to deliver tailored solutions including high-speed automation, medium speed processing systems, Cash Management Software, Cash recycling, and Self Service solutions. Dan is also experienced in designing and delivering Cash Management and Cash Logistics services to the FI and Retail sectors.
As VP Operations at Currency Research Dan combines this wealth of experience across the currency industry with his passion for Education and Learning. He holds a Bachelors Degree of Education and Training from the University of Melbourne; during his studies he was awarded a place on the Dean Honours List. Dan is currently based in Melbourne Australia and also worked in Europe.
Britnee Hursin graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013. Britnee realized her passion for event planning and educational seminars after she hosted her first large-scale event in 2011. While completing her degree, Britnee was involved in many different endeavors which built her experience of customer service, marketing and fundraising and raised over $5,000 for different charities including: The American Cancer Society, The Special Olympics, and the Domestic Violence Organization. After concluding her internship at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, she developed a curiosity about the cash cycle and she holds a particular interest in alternate payments systems.
Britnee has been an integral part of the Cash Cycle Seminars planning team since she began at Currency Research. She is now applying her in-depth experience and her certified meeting planner (CMP) status to her role as Conference Director for CR, with a focus on the Banknote Conference, Currency Conference, and Americas Cash Cycle Seminar.
Helen is responsible for managing all operational relationships with the sponsors across CR events as Sponsor Coordinator. She has many years of experience managing conferences and other corporate events within the legal and medical sectors. These events ranged from seminars for up to 350 delegates through to glamorous award ceremonies with 900 attendees. Helen particularly enjoys meeting new people and building lasting relationships. She of course also loves to travel.
Kathy's introduction to the currency industry was in the early days of the Banknote Conference, where she was responsible for the conference branding for Banknote 2003 and for the design and marketing for each conference since. Her background in hospitality and marketing previous to her career as a full-time designer helped her become a key member of the Banknote Conference planning team up through its acquisition by Currency Research. Kathy continued her design role for Banknote 2016 and for the 2017 Currency Conference as a consultant and joined CR full-time as Communications Director in August 2017.
Kathy holds a Master's degree in Medieval History from University College London and a BA in English and History from Tufts University. She is based in the Washington, DC area.