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National Association of Credit Management Announces 2013 Award Winners: Awards presented at NACM’s 117th Credit Congress and Exposition in Las Vegas

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Columbia, MD: May 21, 2013—The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) announced its Honors & Awards Program recipients during the General Session of its 117th Credit Congress and Exposition in Las Vegas on May 20.

O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction Award was presented to Kathy Tomlin, CCE, regional credit manager, Central Concrete Supply Company, San Jose, California. Candidates for this award are judged on local and national service to the NACM organization, community service, educational and professional achievements, mentoring and cultivation of staff and peers, and support of the NACM organization.

The Designation of Excellence Awards honor designation holders at three distinct levels: the Certified Credit Executive (CCE), Certified Business Fellow (CBF) and Certified Business Associate (CBA). Each honoree must have an unrelenting pursuit of excellence through enhanced and improved knowledge and a demonstrated willingness to share their expertise through service and mentoring. The awards were presented to Ron Sereika, CCE, credit manager, CooperVision, Fairport, New York, Hector Benitez, CBF, Equinix in Redwood City, California and Caron Munsen, CBA, Haskins Steel Company, Spokane, Washington, respectively.

The Mentor Award recipient, Stacey Smythe, CCE, credit manager, Progressive International, Kent, Washington, was acknowledged for her contributions to the establishment of a mentor program for those entering the credit profession.

The Instructor of the Year is passionate about sharing their hard-earned knowledge, presenting concepts and explaining the facts, and challenges their students for more. The 2013 Instructor of the Year Award was presented to Douglas Darrington, CCE, credit manager, Kilgore Companies, Magna, Utah.

The Student of the Year, Denise Moller, CCE, ICCE, credit and collections analyst, Tru Vue, Inc., McCook, Illinois was honored for her positive attitude and determination in taking on the challenge of continuing education, especially when compounded with work, family, NACM and civic responsibilities. Moller was also selected for NACM’s Graduate School of Credit & Financial Management (GSCFM) Student Leadership Award for the class of 2012. This award will be presented to Moller today, May 21, during the Credit Congress' Super Session.

NACM’s highest honor is the Alice McGregor Achievement Award. This prestigious award recognizes creative approaches and consistent high performance that benefit the recipient’s company, affiliate, the national organization and the business credit profession. The award acknowledges exceptional achievement and an outstanding record of contributions to the profession. Alice M.H. McGregor award recipients serve as role models, set standards for others and apply their professional expertise outside of their companies. NACM was proud to present this award to Val Venable, CCE, director of credit, Ascend Performance Materials, Houston, Texas.

NACM's membership awards will be announced today, May 21, during the Super Session.


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.

Source: National Association of Credit Management


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