About Western States

Acquirers Association

Western States Acquirers Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit and is a non-member trade association managed by a board of industry volunteers. WSAA serves individuals and businesses primarily engaged in selling merchant acquiring-related services directly to the retail and ecommerce industries.

WSAA’s annual conference is the acquiring industry’s premier event focused on providing networking and education to merchant acquirers, ISOs, MLSs and other payment organizations. Our events are funded through exhibitor, sponsor and attendee registration fees.

2022 WSAA Board of Directors

We are grateful for the significant contributions of these payments industry volunteers.

2022 Board of Directors

President Emeritus

Xavier Ayala- Served as WSAA President from 2014-2016

Ken Elderts - WSAA Founder and Served as President from 2007 to 2009

Sherry Fredrickson – WSAA Founder and Served as President from 2004 - 2006

Association Partners