Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Reed Luhtanen

Senior Director, Payments Strategy
Walmart
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

As Senior Director of Payments Strategy, Reed Luhtanen has responsibility for Walmart’s payments-related public policy and public relations initiatives and, along with an internal leadership team, for establishing Walmart’s payments acceptance strategies.  Reed has been with Walmart since 2005, when he joined the Licensing Compliance team as a law clerk while attending the University of Arkansas School of Law. Since joining Walmart’s Corporate Treasury team in 2008, Reed has had responsibility for government benefits acceptance, the company’s global gift card program and debit card acceptance. In 2015, Reed was recognized by PayBefore as a “Top Ten Payments Lawyers” and is a member of the 2015 “40 Under 40” classes of both the Arkansas Business Journal and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. Reed is the Chair of the Food Marketing Institute’s Electronic Payments Systems Committee, the Vice Chair of the Special Interest Group for IIAS Standards (SIGIS), and a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Secure Payments Task Force Steering Committee. Reed has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas’ Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Reed and Sarah, his wife, live in Bentonville, Arkansas with their two children, Norah (2011) and Harvey (2014).