Press Release, September 25, 2017

Safe Systems’ Zach Duke Named President of Association for Financial Technology (AFT)

Alpharetta, Ga., September 25, 2017 – Safe Systems, a national provider of fully-compliant IT and security services for community banks and credit unions, announced that Zach Duke, executive vice president of Business Development at Safe Systems, has been named president of the Association for Financial Technology (AFT).

During AFT’s September 17th board meeting, Zach Duke was unanimously voted in as president of AFT, succeeding past president, Xan Kasprzak. Duke joined the AFT board of directors in 2014 and has served as vice president and program director, overseeing the summit committee for the past year. In this new role, Duke will lead the volunteer board of directors as they work to create a strong 2018 strategic plan for the association.

“Zach has been a very active member of AFT’s board of directors for the past three years and is a great choice to take the helm as our association president,” said Xan Kasprzak, vice president of Risk Management and Client Services at Ensenta. “AFT will benefit tremendously from the proven experience and industry expertise he will bring with him to this new position and we look forward to his leadership in the role.”

Duke’s term as president of AFT will last for one year, and he will continue to contribute to the association’s scholarship committee and other initiatives.

About AFT

Association for Financial Technology (AFT) is the industry’s premier resource for networking and professional development for those companies and executives serving U.S. financial institutions (FI’s), including banks, credit unions, lenders and payment companies. Founded in 1972, the members represent virtually every area of technology, data or services needed to help FI’s succeed in today’s dynamic marketplace.

Working within a highly regulated industry and complex vendor landscape, AFT helps members by 1) creating valuable relationships; 2) provides business and industry intelligence; and 3) delivering programs that inform members on issues, trends and forces shaping the industry. To learn more about AFT, visit

About Safe Systems

Safe Systems was founded in 1993 to provide compliance-centric IT and security solutions exclusively to financial institutions. The company has become one of the leaders in the industry, managing hundreds of financial institutions representing more than $61 billion in combined assets, 1,100 locations and more than 20,000 network devices. Safe Systems’ IT network management services are the bridge between the core and other third-party applications. These cost effective solutions include IT support and managed services, internal network/cloud design and installation, hosted email, business continuity and disaster recovery, compliance consulting, security services, and IT and compliance training. Safe Systems helps financial institutions to significantly decrease costs, increase performance, and improve their compliance posture. For additional information about Safe Systems, Inc., please visit or call 877.752.0550.