Gila, LLC, through its business unit, Municipal Services Bureau (MSB), is pleased to announce that Lee Rigby, its General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance, has been named Texas MAP State Chair by ACA International.

The MAP (Members’ Attorney Program) is a division of ACA International created to enable attorneys who practice in the credit and collection arena to better represent their clients through a number of resources designed to assist them in their practices.

“Lee is a tremendous asset to the Company, and his service to ACA proves his commitment to fostering an environment of both ethical and legal business practices for the Company,” said Bruce Cummings, CEO of MSB. Mr. Rigby currently leads the Company’s Human Resources and Compliance divisions, as well as coordinates all litigation for MSB’s clients.

Mr. Rigby has been named State Chair for the 2011 – 2013 term. The MAP State Compliance Chair provides ACA Units and their members with access to an attorney licensed to practice law in their state. These attorneys make themselves available as a legal and referral resource for ACA members.

“MSB strives to stay abreast of industry trends and legal requirements concerning our clients and their debtors. Lee’s close involvement with ACA enables us to maintain the high ethical collection standards our clients expect,” Cummings added.

Mr. Rigby joined the Company in 2009 after working in private practice for almost 10 years. He received his law degree from Baylor University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University.

Founded in 1991, Municipal Services Bureau offers outsourced collections, payment processing and call center services to governmental entities nationwide. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, MSB empowers talented employees with advanced technology, data management tools and leading edge business practices to exceed the expectations of its clients. MSB currently works with more than 550 clients in 36 states and is licensed to collect throughout the United States.

MSB distinguishes itself based on its brand: Experience, Execution and Ethics. The Company has achieved the Professional Practices Management System (PPMS) certification from the Association of Credit and Collections Professionals (ACA International). Additionally, the Company is a SAS 70 (Type II) certified service organization and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. MSB is also a sustaining member of the National Association for Court Management (NACM).

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