Bryan Esser joined TruAge as its director of technology. Esser has more than 30 years of experience in retail point-of-sale technology and retail operations. Esser previously was responsible for certification and integration of all POS platforms (Verifone, Gilbarco and NCR included) for Alon and Delek. Developed by NACS and Conexxus, TruAge is an innovative, universally accepted age-verification system for verifying an adult customer’s age when purchasing age-restricted products.
Toryalai Helali joined NACS as a full stack developer. In this role, Helali will develop and support NACS’ websites and systems from the server/database level. He has over a decade of experience as a web developer. Most recently, Helali worked at Ernst & Young U.S. LLP and previously worked for the Afghan Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) and the AUAF Women’s Center websites. Helali earned a B.S. in computer engineering and informatics from Kabul Polytechnic.
Amanda Garrett joined NACS as a member services specialist. Garrett previously was a meetings and events coordinator with the American Counseling Association and before that served in increasingly responsible positions at the American Physical Therapy Association. Garrett earned an M.S. in sport and recreation studies and a B.S. in criminology law and science from George Mason University.