Columbia, MD: June 10, 2014â€”The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) announced its Honors & Awards Program recipients during the General Session of its 118th Credit Congress and Exposition in Orlando, Florida, on June 9.
The O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction Award was presented to Gary Gaudette, CCE, ICCE, senior treasury analyst with Hypertherm, Inc. in Hanover, New Hampshire. Candidates for this award are judged on local and national service to the NACM organization, community service, educational and professional achievements, mentoring and cultivation of staff and peers, and support of the NACM organization.
The Designation of Excellence Awards honor designation holders at three distinct levels: the Certified Credit Executive (CCE), Certified Business Fellow (CBF) and Certified Business Associate (CBA). Each honoree must have an unrelenting pursuit of excellence through enhanced and improved knowledge and a demonstrated willingness to share their expertise through service and mentoring. The awards were presented to Pamela Craik, CCE, area credit manager with McKesson Corporation in West Sacramento, California, Myra Kingstad, CBF, collections specialist with Walter USA, LLC in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Sheryl Rasmusson, CBA, office manager at Kilgore Architectural Products, Inc. in Spokane, Washington, respectively.
The Mentor Award recipient, Patrick Spargur, ICCE, credit manager with Global Experience Specialists, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, was acknowledged for sacrificing his time to teach and enhance the knowledge of his staff and peers in the profession of commercial credit, as well as for founding Project 150, a nonprofit charity that helps homeless and at-risk high school students in Las Vegas.
The Instructor of the Year is passionate about sharing their hard-earned knowledge, presenting concepts and explaining the facts, and challenges their students for more. The Instructor of the Year Award was presented to Jeff Hawkins, CCE, assistant credit manager with Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. in Lauderdale, Minnesota.
The Student of the Year, Angie Monroe, CBF, credit manager with Roofers Supply, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah, was honored for her positive attitude and determination in taking on the challenge of continuing education, especially when compounded with work, family, NACM and civic responsibilities.
The final award presented was NACMâ€™s Graduate School of Credit & Financial Management (GSCFM) Student Leadership Award for the class of 2013. The award was presented to Doug Faust, CCE, business development - national database team for NACM Tampa, Inc. in Tampa, Florida.
NACM membership growth awards were presented to the following NACM affiliates:
Group 2: NACM Gateway Region (Sunset Hills, Missouri)
Group 3: NACM Mid South in Memphis and NACM Midwest-Omaha
Group 4: NACM Puerto Rico
More on each award winner will be released to respective local media in the weeks to come.
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.
Source: National Association of Credit Management