Alum named Prometheus Award finalist

March 21, 2017

Shazia ManusDepartment alumna Shazia Manus ('98 economics) has been named a finalist for the Technology Association of Iowa's prestigious CEO of the Year Prometheus Award.

Award recipients will be announced during the 12th Annual LWBJ Prometheus Awards at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Recognized as the premier event for Iowa technology, the Prometheus Awards brings together leaders from technology, business, education and government to celebrate technology achievements and recognize the year’s momentous innovations. The awards and event are presented by Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Led by CEO Manus’ strategic vision and fueled by CTO Brodsack’s ability to identify industry-driving trends, TMG is blazing a new trail in a decades-old industry. Since January 2015, the payments processor has increased the number of credit and debit card accounts it processes by 35 percent. TMG also increased staff by nearly 40 percent and improved revenue by 23.4 percent in 2016. Card-issuing partners of TMG have experienced a boost in success too—growing their credit and debit portfolios by over 20 percent on average in 2016.

Since joining TMG as CEO in 2011, Manus has pushed the company to exploit its capabilities, explore opportunities and grow its business. As a result of her visionary leadership, TMG today serves seven of the 13 largest U.S. credit unions and has expanded to service community banks and Canadian credit unions. Manus has been named a Woman to Watch, one of the most influential women in payments, winner of the Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year and a finalist for the Inspiring Women of Iowa Confidence Award. Within the last year, Manus has also been recognized by her alma mater, Iowa State University (ISU), with its Department of Economics Public Engagement Award.

A strong advocate for the advancement of women in business, Manus is serving on the World Council of Credit Unions’ Global Women’s Leadership Network, mentoring several aspiring leaders.

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