MONETT, Mo., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY), a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, announced today that on September 10, 2013, Laura Kelly was appointed to its board of directors as an independent director. Her appointment returns the board to eight members, including seven independent outside directors and one non-independent director. Ms. Kelly is Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at New Jersey-based The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) which she joined in March, 2013 and where she is responsible for the company's global product portfolios including the development and execution of D&B's future product strategy. She is a member of D&B's Global Leadership Team. Ms. Kelly has received a number of industry accolades, the most recent of which was her 2013 selection as one of the most influential women in payments. The women honored were selected by the editors of PaymentsSource, Bank Technology News, and ISO&Agent as standouts for their significant achievements, exceptional leadership, and promotion of innovation in the payments industry. Ms. Kelly has spent more than 20 years in senior leadership roles, enabling business growth through senior strategy, financial, product development, risk/compliance, and marketing positions. Prior to joining D&B in 2013, Ms. Kelly was senior vice president and general manager of the Americas division at American Express, where she also served as their leader for new global product development. At American Express, Ms. Kelly was the architect leading the launch of Bluebird, a banking product which recently received Consumer Reports' #1 value recognition. Prior to that position, Ms. Kelly was executive vice president, Global Prepaid Product Solutions at MasterCard Worldwide where she architected and executed its successful global prepaid strategy, earning MasterCard seven of the world's largest prepaid opportunities. Earlier roles include senior vice president and chief operating officer at Southwest Business Corporation; consultancy practice leader – Strategy, Process Re-Engineering and Performance Management at The Concours' Group; and vice president, Alliance Management and Product Development at USAA.