Dan Kramer

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Dan Kramer

Executive Vice President, Government and Community Affairs

Dan directs and oversees all aspects of SHAZAM’s government relations activities at the local, state and federal levels. He oversees community affairs with government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private companies to nurture the relationships necessary for enterprise growth and success.

Dan has an extensive 24-year background in merchant portfolio management, electronic funds transfer (EFT) sales and EFT marketing. He joined SHAZAM in 1999 as a merchant product manager and became the senior vice president of merchant services in 2001. From 2001 to 2006, Dan focused his efforts on strengthening and expanding SHAZAM’s acquiring business. He transitioned to senior vice president of marketing and merchant services in 2006 and then moved to his current role of senior vice president of government and community affairs in 2016.

In 2007, Dan joined the board of directors for the Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA). He has served as chairman of the IGIA, president of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa and currently serves on the boards of Iowa and Missouri Grocers Association and the YMCA of Greater Des Moines.

Posted By This Team Member

  • Debunking FedNow Service Misconceptions

    posted by Dan Kramer on Thursday, November 30, 2023

    Dan Kramer, Executive Vice President, Government and Community Affairs, shares some misconceptions about FedNow® Service.

  • Changes on the horizon, several issues in play affecting our financial community

    posted by Dan Kramer on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

    We're two years into the pandemic, and I can tell you from a legislative perspective these have been some of the most interesting times I can recall. However, pandemic or not, the government is in full motion so don't be fooled into thinking there isn't much going on, there are issues at hand pertaining to financial institutions you should keep tabs on.

  • SHAZAM advocates for issues important to community financial institutions. Here's what advocacy looks like in a pandemic.

    posted by Dan Kramer on Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Dan Kramer directs all aspects of SHAZAM's government relations activities at the local, state and federal levels and is passionate about every voice being heard in the political process. He knows that navigating the complexity of the legislative process and the pitfalls of politics can be a daunting task and offers some insight into successfully advocating for your issues even during a pandemic.

  • Advocating for a non-discriminatory payments system

    posted by Dan Kramer on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    As a member of the Secure Payments Partnership, SHAZAM collaborates with retail groups and payment networks that are committed to greater security and transparency across the payments system. Our advocacy efforts support community financial institutions across the country.

  • Advocacy: It's better to give than receive

    posted by Dan Kramer on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    It's easy to watch the legislative process from the outside and criticize the mess we sometimes see in the headlines. Getting involved on behalf of your institution and your community can be an educational and surprisingly rewarding way to make your voice heard.