June 12, 2013: Columbia, MDâ€”The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Douglas Darrington, CCE of Magna, Utah as the 2013 Instructor of the Year during the association's 117th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 19-22, 2013. Darrington is credit manager for Kilgore Companies LCC of Magna, a company specializing in road, utility and site construction, excavation and the maintenance of asphalt.
At Kilgore, is responsible for all credit functions in five company divisions across three states. Coworker Brian Hall praised Darrington saying, "This past year, [he and] his team reduced accounts receivables greater than 90 days by seven percent. This reduction is a direct result of his management and instruction skills. He brings the best out in his employees and takes the time to teach them."
Darrington takes his role as instructor very seriously. He currently teaches Financial Statement Analysis, one of three classes that comprise NACM's Credit Administration Program (CAP), which results in certification as a Credit Business Associate (CBA) upon completion the program and successfully passing a separate exam. Several of his students remarked on how he has impacted their lives. One student, Kathy Richins, CBA noted, "Doug's way of instructing financials is phenomenal. I never thought the complicated aspects of financials could be shown to be so simple. He's great." Jolene Moses, CBA, commented "Doug has a great manner of putting things into a very simple explanation to help you see things in a big picture way." Heidi Krum, CBA, recalled, "He keeps up with changes in the industry and answers even inane questions. His goal is to help us learn the material."
In addition to teaching, Darrington has published several articles on credit management, including "Never Fearâ€”Statement of Cash Flow Help is Here!" Over the years, he has attended and presented at numerous NACM conferences, teleconferences and seminars. He has also served on the NACM Business Credit Services Board as past chairman where he received their Designation of Excellence award. He is proud to have earned the Certified Credit Executive (CCE) designation, the most advanced of NACM's three designations. This executive level certification 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. He firmly believes in the importance of education, having received a BS from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Utah State University.
In his free time, Darrington runs a tax business from his home. He is also very active in his church and his community where he is well known, receiving the Sandy City Volunteer of the Year award two times.
The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Douglas Darrington, CCE on being honored as the 2013 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.
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Source: National Association of Credit Management