San Jose-Area Credit Professional, Kathleen Tomlin, Honored with O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction Award

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June 17, 2013: Columbia, Maryland—The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Kathleen Tomlin, CCE of Dublin, California as the 2013 O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction* during its 117th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 19-22, 2013. The Glaus Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the credit profession, who upholds the tenets of lifelong learning and who is highly esteemed by his or her peers. Tomlin is regional credit manager at Central Concrete Supply in San Jose, a company recognized for engineering higher-performing concrete, delivering high early-strength, low shrinkage and superior permeability with a significantly lower carbon footprint than standard ready-mix concretes.

Tomlin, exemplifies all the attributes of an experienced and dedicated credit professional. She has been active in the credit field for over 26 years, and is a member of NACM affiliate Credit Management Association (CMA). As Brian Atteberry, chairman of the CMA Honors and Awards Committee, said, “Kathleen represents the qualities we value and is considered by her peers to be an innovator, results-oriented individual who works for the benefit of the profession.”

Tomlin rose to the highest level within the NACM organization by serving as national chair in 2011. Before that, her impressive record of volunteering extended to being a director on the national board as well as the CMA’s board where she held posts of treasurer, chair-elect, chair, counselor and NACM board liaison. She is also an active member of two NACM specialty memberships, the Finance, Credit and International Business Association (FCIB) and the Credit and Financial Development Division (CFDD), for which she has participated in numerous committees and events. To Mike Mitchell, CAE, president and CEO of CMA, she is “the definition of involved.”

Education is a top priority for Tomlin as evidenced by her attendance at many professional conferences, classes and seminars where she has been a speaker as well as instructor. In 2012, she earned her Certified Credit Executive (CCE) designation while attending NACM’s Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management (GSCFM). 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. In addition, she holds a BA from California State University Hayward and an MBA from St. Mary’s College. Past honors include the CMA Credit Executive of the Year Award for both 1996 and 2012.

Tomlin is also very involved in her community.

The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Kathleen on being chosen as the O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction for 2013.

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.

*About NACM Designations and the O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction Award

Former NACM-National Chairman O.D. Glaus Jr., CCE of Nashville, Tennessee was an indefatigable supporter of the credit profession and lifelong learning. He earned the “father of credentialing” moniker for his efforts to establish NACM’s professional accreditation program. “If I were going to leave a legacy to the profession, it would be learning is a never-ending process—nobody lives in a cocoon—and communicating with people, learning together and aspiring for excellence are the most important things,” he once explained. Upon his death in February 2010, the NACM-National Board of Directors renamed the National Credit Executive of the Year award in his honor.

The NACM certification program is comprised of three designations on the domestic side: the Certified Business Associate (CBA), Credit Business Fellow (CBF) and the most prestigious, the Certified Credit Executive (CCE). Under FCIB, NACM’s international division, NACM also offers the Certified International Credit Professional (CICP) and International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE) designations. 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 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.

Affiliate Contact: Mike Mitchell, CAE, president, Credit Management Association, 818-972-5340
NACM-National Contact: Caroline Zimmerman, 410-740-5560



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