DBA International has named Thomas M. Bohn as its new executive director following a nationwide search, the debt-buying industry association's board of directors announced Monday.

Bohn has spent several years working with trade associations in various leadership roles. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Institute of Financial Operations (IFO), the parent organization for three financial services organizations: International Accounts Payable Professionals, International Accounts Receivable Professionals and The Association for Work Process Improvement.

“I am looking forward to joining the DBA team and working with the Board of Directors to grow the organization and advocate the important contributions that debt buying and selling provides to the health of the economy,” says Bohn.

Bohn's appointment comes four months after Roger Knauf, former executive director, announced his resignation, see story. Knauf had spent 13 years in leadership roles with the association.

“Tom Bohn is the ideal person to lead DBA International into the future,” says Stuart Blatt, DBA International’s president. “His experience as both a trade association executive coupled with his knowledge of complex financial operations makes him the perfect choice to represent the interests of the debt buying industry.”

Before joining IFO in 2008, Bohn served in leadership roles with The Institute for Internal Auditors and the Central Florida YMCA in Orlando.

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