Chicago-Area Business Credit Professional Denise Moller Honored as Student of the Year

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June 11, 2013: Columbia, MD—The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Denise Moller, CCE, ICCE of Darien, Illinois, as the 2013 NACM Student of the Year during the association's 117th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 19-22, 2013. Moller is a credit analyst with Tru Vue, a pioneer in non-glare glass surfaces used in commercial and museum-quality products in McCook.

Pursuing professional development in a post-recession landscape can be a challenge. For Denise Moller, attending NACM's Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management (GSCFM), held on the campus of Dartmouth College, meant fulfilling her dream of earning her Certified Credit Executive (CCE) designation. This executive-level certification from NACM endorses its achievers as capable of managing the credit function at an executive level in the areas of accounting, finance, domestic and international credit concepts, management and law. Moller was also voted by her peers to receive the graduate school's 2012 Student Leadership Award. Each class is comprised of two full-time sessions, each lasting nearly two weeks, for two consecutive years. The award reflects the participation and dedication of the student that most enhanced the experience for the rest of the attendees, who form quite a bond over the equivalent of a month's time together.

After completing the intensive graduate school, Moller became a member of the Board of Directors of her local NACM affiliate - NACM Midwest/NACM Connect. Phil Lattanzio, CCE, president and COO of NACM Midwest/NACM Connect said of Moller, "She is an extremely active student, always searching for the next opportunity to learn."

Lattanzio further noted, "She grabs every learning opportunity she can," which is evident in the impressive number of designations she has earned in the field of credit management: Credit Business Associate (CBA) in 2008, Credit Business Fellow (CBF) in 2010, Certified International Credit Professional (CICP) in 2011, and the CCE and International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE) in 2012. In 2012 alone, Moller attended at least one continuing education event a month held by either her affiliate, NACM-National, the Finance, Credit and International Business Association (FCIB), Credit Research Foundation, Apogee Enterprises and others. Truly a testament to continuing self-improvement, life as a student.

Moller's career in credit began in 1988 where she worked in the credit department of a local waste management company. In 2006 she joined her current employer, Tru Vue, where she restructured the credit policy and standard operating procedures for new domestic and international accounts. Shortly after her start with Tru Vue, she became a member of NACM Midwest, and has been an active member ever since. She also holds a Green Belt in Six Sigma and earned her BS from Southern Illinois University.

In Moller's own words, "Change is certain. Staying current within your field is what will keep you successful in your field, whether it is credit or any other function within your organization."

The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Ms. Moller on being honored as the 2013 Student 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.

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

Affiliate Contact: Phil Lattanzio, CCE, president and chief operating officer, NACM Midwest/NACM Connect, 847-483-6477

Website: www.nacm.org

Source: National Association of Credit Management

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