Honored by the NACM Credit and Financial Development Division
July 26, 2012: Columbia, Maryland—The Credit and Financial Development Division (CFDD) of the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Dennis Thomassie, CCE, a member of CFDD Dallas/Fort Worth, with its Marilynn Daugherty* Spirit Award during its annual luncheon on June 12th at the 116th NACM Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Grapevine, Texas. The Marilynn Daugherty Spirit Award recognizes an individual who is dedicated and loyal to the credit profession, which is demonstrated through leadership, mentoring and teaching. The award is not given on a yearly basis, rather, when the CFDD judging committee feels an individual merits such an honor.
Thomassie, a resident of Irving, is corporate credit manager for RSR Corporation in Dallas. Thomassie is responsible for RSR's U.S. credit operations, including its five distribution centers. RSR customers range from Fortune 100 companies to small oil field distributors. RSR is very supportive of Thomassie's involvement in NACM and CFDD and credits him with making major contributions to the success of its operations, partially by keeping credit losses "astoundingly low to nonexistent." Before RSR, Thomassie graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS in Marketing and flew four-engine jet transports globally for the U.S. Air Force. He served for eight years, achieving the rank of Captain.