GENESEO, N.Y. -- Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Annmarie Buchanan to Chief Compliance Officer. This promotion recognizes Ms. Buchanan’s successful four year career at Coast, as well as her value as a leader to the organization. Ms. Buchanan receives this promotion from her previous position of Vice President of Compliance.

As Chief Compliance Officer, Ms. Buchanan will be responsible for managing Coast’s compliance team including the Legal / Regulatory and Quality Assurance Departments, while overseeing the company’s legal counsel and corporate compliance initiatives. Ms. Buchanan is a highly motivated leader who manages all aspects of Coast’s compliance department, including team performance, setting compliance targets, and identifying areas for process improvement.  She possesses a thorough understanding of the regulatory environment and brings extensive compliance knowledge to the company.

Ms. Buchanan has 16 years of experience in the collection industry. She began with Coast in 2014 as the Director of Analytics, and quickly expanded her role with the company due to her character, drive and knowledge of effective compliance management. Ms. Buchanan holds her Credit & Collection Compliance Officer (CCCO) designation from The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB), and was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award for Women in Business in November 2017.  


“Annmarie is a key member of our executive team and has consistently demonstrated her commitment to compliance excellence,” stated Brian Davis, CEO and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coast Professional, Inc. “This promotion exemplifies her determination, integrity, and core dedication to our company’s values. Annmarie has continually surpassed expectations, with a laser focus on keeping Coast’s compliance initiatives ahead of the industry, and remains a fundamental voice in our company strategy. I’m very proud to congratulate Annmarie on this incredible achievement.”

Everett Stagg, President and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors commented “We’re happy to announce Annmarie’s promotion to Chief Compliance Officer. She has always understood the company’s dedication to compliance at every level of the organization and has worked tirelessly to continue improving our compliance methodologies and processes. Annmarie has an impressive understanding of the ever-changing compliance standards; is diligent in her responsiveness to regulatory shifts; and brings a wealth of knowledge of compliance management. This promotion is well-deserved.”

About Coast Professional, Inc.

Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical collection of higher education and government debt. Coast provides professional collection services to over 200 campus based colleges, universities, and government clients. Coast is a five time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for American’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and in 2016, was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections” by and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance. More information about Coast can be found at

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