Brian Watkins began in the collection industry as a salesperson for Southern Oregon Credit Service in 1990. In 2001, Brian and his wife Denise purchased the company when the original owners wanted to retire. Most of their business is third-party collections for healthcare, and also includes work for finance, higher education, property mangement, government and commercial businesses, plus a first-party healthcare billing division.
Brian has twice served as president of the Oregon Collectors Association, has served on the Legislative Committee for his state unit since 1997, and currently is Chairman. He has twice earned the Unit Leader of the Year Award from ACA, served on the ACA Holding Company Board of Directors for five years, and also was a member of the Governmental Task Force. Brian currently serves on the PPMS Committee and as a Certified Instructor for ACA. Southern Oregon Credit achieved PPMS Certification in 2008.