July 9, 2014: Columbia, MDâ€”The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Myra, Kingstad, CBF of Waukesha, Wisconsin with the 2014 CBF Designation of Excellence Award during the association's 118th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Orlando, Florida, June 8-11, 2014. Kingstad is the collections specialist at Walter USA, LLC of Waukesha, a company that for more than 80 years has offered an extensive selection of cutting tools for milling, drilling, turning and boring in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The Credit Business Fellow (CBF) designation is NACM's intermediate professional certification. Individuals earning the CBF have met specific academic and participation-based benchmarks, and are knowledgeable about and have contributed to the field of business credit. NACM's Designation of Excellence Awards honors those designation holders who strive for excellence in all aspects of their professional development. Based on her noteworthy record of accomplishments and service, Myra Kingstad was chosen as this year's outstanding CBF designee.
Kingstad has been at Walter USA since 2007, where in her own words, she likes "troubleshooting, challenges and working with customers." In her association with NACM Midwest-Wisconsin, the local affiliate of NACM, she serves as vice chair of the Advisory Board. Her impressive level of volunteering extends to her membership in the National Association of Professional Women and working with political and charitable groups.
"In all aspects, Myra is committed to the tenets of lifelong learning and professional development," said Phil Lattanzio, CCE, president, NACM Midwest-Wisconsin. In pursuit of furthering her education, she has attended several conferences, webinars and seminars including those highlighting international business topics. In 2009, she earned her CBA, the first step on the credit management designation ladder before going on to earn her CBF designation in 2010.
The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Myra Kingstad on her receipt of the 2014 CBF 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. NACM's collective voice has influenced federal legislative policy 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.
*About NACM Designations
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 FCIB, NACM's international division, 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.
Local Affiliate Contact: Phil Lattanzio, CCE, President, NACM Midwest Wisconsin, 847-483-6477
NACM-National Contact: Caroline Zimmerman, 410-740-5560
Source: National Association of Credit Management