04. 08. 21

KurtAlbrightCommercial Collection Agencies of America is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Kurt Albright to the Independent Standards Board effective immediately.

Albright was recently approved by his Standards Board peers. “We are grateful that Kurt has joined the Board, as he brings a depth of knowledge and expertise that can only enhance the organization” commented Manny Newburger, Barron & Newburger PC and Chair of the Independent Standards Board.

Albright, Senior Advisor of Credit & Collections at Uline, Inc. leads the Credit, Collection and Credit Application teams, consisting of 120 employees. His teams are responsible for Order to Cash and manage an accounts receivable portfolio of approximately $500MM for the privately held B2B distributor in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Prior to joining Uline, Albright held credit positions of increasing responsibility at RR Donnelley over an eighteen year period. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors at the Credit Research Foundation and has been on the Board of Directors of NACM Connect and is an active member of the ACE Group.

The Independent Standards Board is charged with the creation, review and amendment of certification requirements which are met by each member agency to earn and maintain Commercial Collection Agencies of America’s Certificate of Accreditation and Compliance. The rigor of the requirements set by the Board makes the certification unparalleled and regarded as the platinum standard by credit grantors worldwide.

When asked about serving on the Board, Albright stated that he is looking forward to participating in and contributing to the group. He joins fellow credit practitioners, as well as the other board members, who represent all facets of the accounts receivable management arena: collection agency executives, creditors’ rights attorneys, business consultants, controllers, certified public accountants, industry trade group officers and chief financial officers.

Bill Balduino, President of the Credit Research Foundation and Vice Chair of the Independent Standards Board noted, “Kurt’s incredible background, knowledge and experiences across the discipline will simply add to the incredibly talented group that already comprises the Standards Board.”

The Independent Standards Board of Commercial Collection Agencies of America meets periodically throughout the year and will have its next meeting this autumn in Delray Beach, Florida.

01. 12. 21

Commercial Collection Agencies of America recently announced that through its initiative, Commercial Collection Agencies of America Gives Back, a portion of the proceeds of its virtual annual meeting has been given to Mental Health Advocates of WNY, formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Erie, New York.

Since 1962, the Mental Health Advocates of WNY, Inc. has provided essential programs and services to seniors, adults, families and children in Erie County.  It also supports advocacy and intervention in schools, workplaces, treatment agencies, courts and homes. 

The nomination of Mental Health Advocates of WNY was made by Independent Standards Board Chair and Credit Research Foundation President, Bill Balduino in honor of Angelo Di Loreto, the son of one of our Association members. 

At the general membership meeting, the Board shared the nomination with the members who overwhelmingly supported the donation, some of whom contributed personally, as well. 

“I personally wish to thank all of you who participated in this worthwhile cause.  The Association has been a guiding light with its approach and execution of supporting worthwhile causes and in this unusual time there is no more situation that deserves our attention. Much appreciation to board members and the membership itself of Commercial Collection Agencies of America for its generous response,” stated Balduino.    

Mental Health Associates of WNY also offers school-based prevention and education programs to address the needs of students from Pre-K through 12th grade as well as collaborates with other agencies and organizations to provide innovative, creative and artistic programs to reach new audiences to promote mental health.  Donations can be made at www.mhawny.org.   An excellent resource guide can be found by clicking: MHA of WNY Community-Resource-Guide.pdf .

Commercial Collection Agencies of America President, Bruce Godwin commented, “Our industry deals with different adversities daily, some short-lived and others more long term. The chance to help, even if only in a small way in the field of mental health is something that our members felt was not only needed, but very important during these pandemic times.”

 

Commercial Collection Agencies of America has also been fortunate enough to donate a portion of the profits from previous meetings to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Blessings in a Backpack, The ALS Association-Greater Chicago Chapter, The Red Cross, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The Emily Stillman Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. 

Commercial Collection Agencies of America is an organization of commercial collection agencies, creditors’ rights attorneys and law list publishers, many of whom have been certified for over four decades. It is the only Association in which all agency members must be certified and offers the superior certification program in the industry.