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Updates to ACA’s Board of Directors

Jeff DiMatteoACA appoints one new board member and says goodbye to two departing members.

12/16/2022 10:05 A.M.

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ACA International announces the appointment of a new member to its Board of Directors, and says goodbye to two departing members.

We are thrilled to welcome Jeff DiMatteo, president of American Profit Recovery in Franklin, Massachusetts, to the board. DiMatteo has been a very active ACA member for years, having served as the president of the New England Collectors Association as well as a member of the ACA International Education Foundation Committee and Interstate Committee.

DiMatteo replaces departing board member Ronny Denny, who accepted a job outside of the accounts receivable management industry. We also said goodbye to Christian Lehr, president of Healthcare Collections-I LLC, who departed the board consistent with ACA’s governance rules after his company was purchased, as ACA previously reported.

We thank both Denny and Lehr for their invaluable contributions to the board during their tenure.

ACA’s Board of Directors governs the affairs, activities and concerns of the association. Currently, the board consists of up to 15 voting members with staggered terms, plus the CEO and past president as nonvoting members. You can view all members of the board on our website.

Changes Coming to the Board’s Structure

In summer 2021, the Board of Directors chartered a Governance Task Force to analyze various aspects of ACA’s governance structure. That included the size and makeup of our board, the functions of the Council of Delegates and committees, as well as our state-level structure options. The group’s charge was to recommend governance changes that would best position ACA for the future in light of current and anticipated trends in the accounts receivable management industry, including further consolidation of agencies and the resulting additional shrinkage of our membership count, despite growing overall employment in the industry.

The Governance Task Force consisted of several ACA board members and other ACA members chosen from different sized agencies.

The Board of Directors approved the recommended bylaw amendments at its meeting in May 2022, and the Council of Delegates approved the amendments during ACA’s 2022 Convention & Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

Per one of the bylaw amendments, the size of the ACA Board of Directors will decrease, going from 15 to nine voting members. The board will maintain the current officer structure (i.e., President, President-Elect, Treasurer) and ex-officio positions (i.e., CEO and Immediate Past President). The transition will happen over the next three annual meetings, with three directors elected to three-year terms in 2023, 2024 and 2025.

If you have executive leadership updates or other member news to share with ACA, contact our communications department at [email protected]. View our publications page for more information and our news submission guidelines here.

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