CMA Credit Executive of the Year – Paul Beretz

Kevan_dragooPictured Kevan Dragoo, CMA’s Credit Executive of The Year 2007. Here is his awards presentation speech to this years nominees and winner:

"Every year CMA asks it members for nominees for Credit Executive of the Year.  To be nominated is very special as it starts with a recommendation by your peers, which lets you and others know you have made a difference in someone’s career and the CMA organization.  To win the award is very humbling, as Eddy Sumar, said last year when presenting the award to me.

We had 6 nominees this year and unfortunately only one can win, but I think you need to remember that you have all won the respect of your peers to get you to this point.

This years nominees are:

Brian Lacy
Nannette Bringard
Sandy McConnell
Gail McLeish
Paul Beretz
Jocelyn Chavez

This year’s winner has served as an officer for our industry credit groups and CMA’s Northern California Board in many areas.

He has worked on and CMA’s encyclopedia of Credit.  He is a CICE (Certified International Credit Executive), he has written over 25 articles for various Credit related magazines, published 2 books and of coarse teaches Business Credit.

It is with great pleasure that I present the CMA Credit Executive of the Year – Paul Beretz."

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