Thirty-seven ACA International members participated in Leadership Symposium in Vail, Colo., Jan. 5-8, 2013. This small-group meeting focuses on developing leadership skills. Participants attend structured presentations on leadership and management, discuss industry problems and network with other leaders.
One of the highlights of the meeting was the Best Ideas session, during which participants submitted a best idea, reviewed all submissions by fellow attendees and then cast their vote for the best idea award. The 2013 Warren Siem Best Idea Award winner was Michael Gardner Sr. from Credit Clearing House of America in Louisville, Ky.
Another important honor given at Leadership Symposium was the Kurt Swersky Award, which recognizes an attendee for active participation in sessions, friendliness and willingness to share ideas. The 2013 Kurt Swersky Award winner was Tim Haag from State Collection Service in Madison, Wis.