February 8, 2018 (Sacramento, CA) – Members of Receivables Management Association International (RMA) elected Directors and Officers to its Board yesterday at the association’s annual conference. Of the ten-member Board, nine are continuing service from the previous year (some in new roles) and one is serving his first term. The 2018 Directors and Officers are:
Mark Naiman, Absolute Resolutions Corp., President
Marian Sangalang, The Bureaus, Inc., President Elect
James Mastriani, Velocity Portfolio Group, Treasurer
Adam Parks, Investment Retrievers, Secretary
Todd Lansky, Resurgence Capital, LLC, Past President
Kelly Knepper-Stephens, Stoneleigh Recovery Associates, Director
Jon Mazzoli, Resurgent Capital Services, Director
Brett Soldevila, Security Credit Services, LLC, Director
Phillip Stenger, Capital Alliance Financial, LLC, Director
Anne Thomas, Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC, Director
Mark Naiman, President and CEO of Absolute Resolutions Corp. in San Diego, California, will serve another year as Board President. “In serving another year on the Board of Directors, I will be able to maintain the personal relationships developed over the last few years in D.C.,” Naiman stated. “Continuity of both voice and message demonstrates the association’s commitment to ensuring that our members benefit the most from a unified message, and our ability to be meaningfully involved in any potential changes.”
In the year to come, Naiman seeks to work on further cooperation with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a means to continue the productive discussions that benefit all members, coupled with the invitations RMA has recently received to share those thoughts.
Other association goals for 2018 include continued outreach and cooperation with other trade associations, leading to not just unified and cooperative efforts on state and federal issues, but also networking and business opportunities for members.
Revisions to the Certification Program will continue in the coming year, allowing for more streamlined and cost-effective measures to assist member companies of all sizes.
“The receivables management industry has cause to be optimistic. This, combined with the Board of Directors’ clear mission, will steer the association on a successful course,” said Jan Stieger, RMA Executive Director. “Our members can look forward to more opportunities for growth, as well as continued advocacy for regulation and legislation that is fair, balanced, and consistent.”
About Receivables Management Association International
Receivables Management Association International (RMA) is the nonprofit trade association that represents more than 550 companies that purchase or support the purchase of performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. The Receivables Management Certification Program and Code of Ethics set the global standard within the receivables industry due to its rigorous uniform industry standards of best practice which focus on the protection of the consumer. RMA provides its members with extensive networking, educational, and business development opportunities in asset classes that span numerous industries. The association continually sets the standard in the receivables management industry through its highly effective grassroots advocacy, conferences, committees, task forces, publications, webinars, teleconferences, and breaking news alerts. Founded in 1997 as the Debt Buyers Association, RMA is headquartered in Sacramento, California.