SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Members of Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) elected Directors and Officers to its Board yesterday at the association’s annual conference. Of the ten-member Board, eight are continuing service from the previous year (some in new roles) and two are serving their first term. The 2019 Directors and Officers are:
Marian Sangalang, The Bureaus, Inc., President
James Mastriani, Velocity Portfolio Group, President Elect
Adam Parks, Investment Retrievers, Treasurer
Anne Thomas, Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC, Secretary
Mark Naiman, Absolute Resolutions Corp., Past President
Kelly Knepper-Stephens, Stoneleigh Recovery Associates, Director
Jon Mazzoli, Resurgent Capital Services, Director
Brett Soldevila, Security Credit Services, LLC, Director
Mike Colby, Second Round, LP, Director
Matt Maloney, First Financial Asset Management 360, Inc. Director
Marian Sangalang, Vice President of The Bureaus, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, will serve as Board President. “I look forward to continuing the tremendous momentum that the association has benefited in recent years,” Sangalang stated. “Our commitment to our membership of debt buyers, collection agencies, law firms, brokers, originating creditors, affiliates and international members to deliver increased networking opportunities and further champion the industry in state and federal legislation.”
In the year to come, Sangalang seeks to work on further cooperation with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and state legislatures as a means to continue the productive discussions that benefit all members, coupled with the invitations RMAI has recently received to share those thoughts.
Other association goals for 2019 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 and further expansion into international opportunities.
“2018 has been a fantastic year. We have seen tremendous growth in our 2019 annual conference and have implemented new programs and initiatives to increase membership and provide additional value to our membership,” said Jan Stieger, RMAI 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 (RMAI) is the nonprofit trade association that represents more than 525 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. RMAI 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, RMAI is headquartered in Sacramento, California.