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."
Rasmusson is also a member of the NACM Subcontractors and Suppliers, a local industry group which she chaired from 2010-2013, bringing a new level of energy to the position and increasing member's participation. "Outside of her activities with NACM, she has a passion for helping those in need," noted Walsh. She was instrumental in engaging her company and the local community in support of a family whose child had cancer. She is well known for giving generously of her time and her support for others.
The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Sheryl Rasmusson on her receipt of the 2014 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. 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 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 NACM'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.
Affiliate Contact: Jennifer Walsh, CBF, NACM Inland Northwest, 509-326-2550
NACM-National Contact: Caroline Zimmerman, 410-740-5560
Source: National Association of Credit Management