June 13, 2013: Columbia, MDâ€”The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Caron, Munsen, CBA of Spokane, Washington with the 2013 CBA Designation of Excellence Award during the associationâ€™s 117th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 19-22, 2013. Munsen is the credit manager at Haskins Steel Co., Inc., one of the largest Metal Service Centers serving Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Northeast Oregon, which is located in Spokane.
While at Haskins, because of her commitment to the value of education in the field of credit management, the importance of having a credit policy and following procedures to perform due diligence on potential and existing customers was recognized and incorporated into their credit department. Munsen was recently highlighted in NACMâ€™s Business Credit magazine in an article discussing her dedication to the project of getting approval at her company to contribute their accounts receivable data to the NACM database. She is proud of the contributions made in that light to the business community.
The Credit Business Associate (CBA) designation is NACMâ€™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. NACMâ€™s Designation of Excellence Awards honor designation holders who strive for excellence in all aspects of their professional development. Among the many laudable traits this yearâ€™s outstanding CBA designee possesses, Caron Munsenâ€™s commitment to the profession shines. â€śShe has proven her dedication to learning about business credit,â€ť said Jennifer Walsh, CBA, president of NACM Inland Northwest (NACM INW). â€śEducation is always on the forefront of her mind. She is always making a positive difference for other associates in business credit.â€ť
Accreditation has been very crucial to Munsenâ€™s development as a credit professional. She pursued her CBA through self-study during which time she was an active mentor on the importance of accreditation, even while taking the required courses herself. She has been the chairman of NACM INWâ€™s education committee for several years and serves on its board and numerous committees. Recently, she was honored with the 2013 NACM Inland Northwest CBA Designate of the Year. Also, in pursuit of further education, she has attended conferences and seminars in addition to being a much sought-after speaker.
The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Caron Munsen, CBA on her receipt of the 2013 CBA 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, education, products and services designed to improve the management of business credit and accounts receivable. NACMâ€™s collective voice has influenced federal legislative policy results concerning commercial business and trade credit to our nationâ€™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.
*About NACM Designations and the Honors and Awards Committee
The NACM certification program is comprised of three designations on the domestic side: the Certified Business Associate (CBA), Credit Business Fellow (CBF) and the most prestigious, the Certified Credit Executive (CCE). Under NACMâ€™s international division, the Finance, Credit and International Business Association (FCIB), NACM also offers the Certified International Credit Professional (CICP) and International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE) designations. 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.
Affiliate Contact: Jennifer Walsh, CBA, NACM Inland Northwest, 509-326-2550
NACM-National Contact: Caroline Zimmerman, 410-740-5560
Source: National Association of Credit Management