Seattle-Area Credit Executive, Lindgren-Boyce, Honored with National Award of Excellence

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July 17, 2012: Columbia, MD—The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) has recognized Heidi Lindgren-Boyce, CCE of Snoqualmie as the recipient of the 2012 CCE Designation of Excellence Award.* Lindgren-Boyce was honored at NACM's 116th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Grapevine, TX, June 10-13, 2012.

Recipients of NACM's Designation of Excellence Awards are dedicated to the credit profession, committed to improving themselves through higher education (achieving certification) and enthusiastic about the difference they can make. For those who know Heidi Lindgren-Boyce, these qualities easily come to mind when considering this dynamic credit professional, enthusiastic volunteer leader and unwavering advocate.

Lindgren-Boyce is the senior credit manager for Seattle-based Star Rentals, Inc., a provider of construction equipment rentals and a used equipment seller with 18 locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is the prior recipient of five awards over the years from her local affiliate, NACM-Western Washington-Alaska-Hawai, as well as NACM-National's CBF Designation of Excellence. Fellow NACM members, of Lindgren-Boyce, have said "Her willingness to work hard for this organization has really affected results that benefit us all," and praised her dedication to helping other credit professionals achieve their certification and education goals.

 

Lindgren-Boyce's participation with NACM Western Washington-Alaska-Hawaii includes service on the board of directors (1999-2004) and as chairman of the board (2005-2006). Her outstanding contributions as chairman of the 2011 Pacific Northwest Credit Conference earned her the affiliate's CCE Designation of Excellence Award in 2011. She is also active with CFDD Seattle (NACM's Credit and Financial Development Division), which provides professional development opportunities primarily through mentoring and networking. For CFDD, she has been president of the chapter (1998-1999), co-chair of the chapter's Orchid Auction for three years and area director for the national CFDD board. A complete list of her contributions is too lengthy to list, but also includes service on committees, membership in industry credit groups, presenter at seminars and conferences and acting as a CFDD mentor. She also holds a BA in Criminal Justice and volunteers in her local community.

"Education is so extraordinarily important," she said in an interview during the award selection process. "It helps you get ahead, helps whatever company you're working for. I know what it can do to impact people's lives...you get confidence."

The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Heidi Lindren-Boyce, CCE on the receipt of the 2012 CCE Designation of Excellence Award.

About the National Association of Credit Management

NACM, headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, supports more than 15,000 business credit and financial professionals worldwide with premier industry services, tools and information. NACM and its network of Affiliated Associations are the leading resource for credit and financial management information and education, delivering products and services, which improve the management of business credit and accounts receivable. NACM's collective voice has influenced legislative results concerning commercial business and trade credit to our nation's policy makers for more than 100 years, and continues to play an active part in legislative issues pertaining to business credit and corporate bankruptcy. Its annual Credit Congress is the largest gathering of credit professionals in the world.

*NACM Designations and the Honors and Awards Committee

The NACM certification program is comprised of three designations: the Certified Business Associate (CBA), Credit Business Fellow (CBF) and the most prestigious, the Certified Credit Executive® (CCE®). The NACM-National Honors and Awards Committee bases its awards on a scoring system that rates nominees in nearly 50 areas of professional life, including their participation in NACM activities on local and national levels, service on local and national industry credit groups, educational attainment in the credit field, continuing education participation, professional accomplishments and dedication to the profession.

NACM has a wealth of member experts in the fields of business-to-business credit and law. Consider using NACM as a resource in the development of your next credit or finance story.

NACM-National Contact: Caroline Zimmerman, 410-740-5560

Affiliate Contact: NACM-Western Washington-Alaska-Hawai Business Credit Services, 206-728-6333, www.nacmbcs.org

Website: www.nacm.org

Source: National Association of Credit Management

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