ACA International, the largest association representing collection agencies, swore in President Leslie Bender, Esq. of Coast Professional in La.; President-Elect Rick Doane of The Sunrise Family of Companies in N.Y.; and Treasurer Rick Perr, Esq. of Fineman, Krekstein & Harris in Pa., at its 74th Annual Convention in San Diego.  Each board officer will serve a one-year term.

"I am honored and humbled to lead ACA International as we look forward in reshaping the environment of consumer debt collection," said Bender. "My priorities include strengthening industry compliance and actively growing our association's advocacy at the national, state and local levels."  

Also, Nick Jarman of Delta Outsource Group in Mo.; Dan Russell of CollectionCenter, Inc. in Wyo.; Tom Gavinski of I.C. System in Minn.; Mel Shaw of UCSB in Calif.; and Keith Kettelkamp of Remex, Inc. in N.J. were each elected to three-year terms on ACA International's 15-member Board of Directors.

"This is an unprecedented time of change and ACA's Board of Directors, comprised of exceptional leaders with diverse expertise and perspectives in the accounts receivables management industry, is well-positioned to meet these important challenges on behalf of the membership," said ACA International CEO Pat Morris.  

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