July 9, 2014: Columbia, MDâ€”The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Sheryl Rasmusson, CBA of Spokane Valley, Washington with the 2014 CBA Designation of Excellence Award during the association's 118th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Orlando, Florida, June 8-11, 2014. Rasmusson is the office manager at Kilgore Architectural Products, Inc. of Spokane Valley, a commercial contractor specializing in translucent and metal panels, sunshades, architectural louvers, glass canopies and skylights serving Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.
While at Kilgore, Rasmusson has handled all office management responsibilities with an emphasis on credit functions. She is a very active member of the NACM Affiliate, NACM Inland Northwest (NACM INW), serving on its Board of Directors and various committees and task forces. She is currently chairman elect and ready to take the chair position in 2015.
The Credit Business Associate (CBA) designation is NACM's initial professional certification. Individuals earn the CBA by successfully completing three business credit courses (Basic Financial Accounting, Business Credit Principles and Financial Statement Analysis) and then passing a related exam. NACM's Designation of Excellence Awards honor designation holders who strive for excellence in all aspects of their professional development. Rasmusson is very proud of her CBA designation which she earned in 2011 through online and self-study programs offered by NACM. "She is a huge advocate for the scholarship program and what it means to those working toward their accreditation," said Jennifer Walsh, CBF, president Honors and Awards Committee, NACM Inland Northwest "She is constantly sharing her experiences on earning her CBA with others and telling them the positive changes it created for her personally and professionally."