Award Presented by the National Association of Credit Management

July 19, 2012: Columbia, MD—The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) has recognized Duane Schwartz, CCE of Plymouth, as the 2012 Instructor of the Year. Schwartz was feted at NACM's 116th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Grapevine, Texas, June 10-13, 2012.

Schwartz is the credit manager for The Tile Shop, LLC in Plymouth. As an educated credit professional, Schwartz has shown his passion for sharing this knowledge by stepping into the role of teacher. When the sole instructor of Schwartz's NACM affiliate—Forius Business Credit Resources in Minneapolis—retired, "Duane was not only the first to volunteer, but also the first to teach," said Toni Nuernberg, Forius president and COO. "Duane has embraced his role as the primary instructor for the Business Credit Principles class and enhanced it by adding an online community where the students can interact with the instructors as well as network with each other." Schwartz has also taught other Forius Credit Administration Program (CAP) and Advanced Credit Administration Program (ACAP) classes.


He cares about his students and takes the time to address their needs. He also challenges and encourages them to learn, broaden their horizons and reach through active participation. Through his mentoring, he stresses credit education and the importance it has on the overall success of a company.

Schwartz is an avid supporter of the NACM organization. He has served on the board of directors for NACM-National, Forius and NACM's education division, CFDD Twin Cities (local chapter). CFDD (the Credit and Financial Development Division) is NACM's education division which focuses on mentoring and networking. He is also active in Forius' floorcovering industry credit group, and served as its chairman in 2007-2008 and again in 2010-2011.

The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Duane Schwartz, CCE on being honored as the 2012 Instructor of the Year.

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.

About the NACM-National Honors and Awards Committee

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 the 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.

Source: National Association of Credit Management

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

Affiliate Contact: Toni Nuernberg, CAE, Forius Business Credit Resources, 763-253-4314


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