July 10, 2014: Columbia, MDâ€”The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Patrick Spargur, ICCE of Las Vegas, Nevada as the 2014 NACM Mentor of the Year during the association's 118th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Orlando, Florida, June 8-11, 2014. Spargur is credit manager at Global Experience Specialists, Inc. of Las Vegas, a worldwide event marketing company specializing in connecting people through live events.
Patrick Spargur is recognized for promoting continuing education and participation in his NACM affiliate, Credit Management Association (CMA) and in his industry trade association, the Gaming Credit Group where he served as group chair from 2011-2014.
"Patrick is willing to sacrifice his time, both work and personal, to teach and enhance the knowledge of his staff and peers in the profession of commercial credit," said Gent Culver, CICP, manager, credit and collections, Investor Relations and Treasury, International Gaming Technology. "He has an 'open door' policy, making himself available at all times...to counsel fellow employees on life issues, helping them and guiding them through personal problems." Marcus Valerio, controller-Americas at Gaming Partners International USA, Inc. said that Spargur "goes out of his way to help with problems, questions and sometimes with general life issues."