Cumberland University

Mr. Edward A. Labry III

Mr. Edward A. Labry III currently serves as Vice Chairman of First Data Corporation, a global Fortune 500 Company. He is the former president of First Data North America; as well as former president of Concord EFS, Inc. headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, prior to the merger with First Data Corporation. He brings more than 30 years of industry leadership and a lifelong career with First Data and its predecessor companies.

A native of Tennessee, he earned a B.S. degree from Cumberland University, which presented him with the "Award of the Phoenix" for outstanding service in 2002 and an honorary doctorate in 2003.

Mr. Labry was a member of the board of directors for Concord, Swift Transportation Co., Inc., Cumberland University, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis Tomorrow, and the Children's Museum of Memphis, a founding member of Locally Global Investments, and currently serves on the boards of Hutchison School and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In 2007, he also received the first-ever Distinguished Payments Professional of the Year Award by the Electronic Transactions Association, as well as being recognized as Payments Executive of the Year by Cards & Payments Magazine/SourceMedia.

Mr. and Mrs. Labry have two daughters, Holly and Allison.


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