GLCCA Inducts New Board Officers at Annual Conference

The Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association hosted its annual conference in May with panels on compliance, employee retention and lobbying trends while welcoming its new board of directors.

05/23/2023 11:40 A.M.

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ACA International members from across Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association Conference in May.

These members were elected officers of the association:

  • President: Jaime Barthel, Professional Service Bureau Inc., Anoka, Minnesota
  • President-Elect: Nate Kalnins, The Stark Collection Agency Inc., Madison, Wisconsin
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Patrick Newman, Bassford Remele, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The unit elected the following new GLCCA board members: Jessica Albrecht, Range Credit Bureau Inc.; Luke Check, Americollect Inc.; Justin Penn, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP; and Tom Oldani, Arbor Professional Solutions Inc.

There were several compliance panels held during the conference discussing data privacy, safeguards as well as the ever-popular attorney panel with Patrick Newman of Bassford Remele, Scott Renner of Velo Law Office and David Schultz of Hinshaw & Culbertson.

In addition, Megan Bryant of Paycourt and Jose Giron of State Collection Service discussed “Accepting Operational Mediocrity” within your business.

The GLCCA raised over $17,000 during its annual bottle auction. The state units designated $8,200 to be split between four different charities selected by each state, including the Special Olympics of Chicago, Wounded Warrior Project, SecureFutures in Wisconsin and Michigan Jump $tart for Financial Literacy.

The remaining $8,985 will support Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan legislative and advocacy efforts, as well as ACA International’s political action committee, ACPAC.

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