With over 40 years of experience in the financial industry, Dan M. Fisher is a leader in the banking world as a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and former Chairman of the ABA Payment Committee.
He is also a noted speaker and author, and he has served on the faculty for the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, and the University of Mary at the Fargo, ND campus. Dan recently served on the Incubator Mentor Council at the Research and Technology Park at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Specializing in technology, payment systems, and forward thinking, Dan participated in the industry effort, with the Federal Reserve, to pass and implement the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act, also known as Check-21. Dan currently writes a blog for the Banking Exchange website called “Beyond the Bank”. He is also a contributing editor for the magazine Banking Exchange.
Dan has authored or co-authored six books, along with numerous articles and white papers on technology, operations, and payment systems. In his spare time he wrote a Christmas children’s book titled “A Tree for Sam & Billy”.
Dan holds a Master’s Degree in Education, with an emphasis on Teaching and Technology, from Valley City State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Hawaii Pacific College.