CMA Member of the Month, January 2016: Ross Cirrincione, Ganahl Lumber

Ross Cirrincione, Ganahl Lumber
Ross Cirrincione, Ganahl Lumber

The dictionary definition of a mentor is someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person, someone who is a trusted counselor or guide in developing a career path. The January CMA Member of the Month is someone who defines the word “MENTOR,” whose personal leadership and knowledge of the credit profession has led others to take the next step in their careers.

Ross Cirrincione has had the opportunity to mentor many over the years. An active Credit Management Association volunteer, he is really a person who is willing to share his knowledge with others to help them as individuals grow into careers. Two of his mentees rose to be corporate credit managers.

If that wasn’t enough, he volunteered to work with an individual to help her learn to manage her time better. He drove from San Diego to Irvine every Monday for a month to help her become more organized, helping her immensely.

Among his volunteer work, he spent time as a member of a panel on construction law last year at the Western Region Credit Conference and will participate as a panelist at the upcoming CreditScape Summit in March and the Credit Executive Symposium.

Despite all of this, he is one of the most humble and approachable credit professionals in the industry (as long as you don’t owe his company any money!)

For those who attend any of the Industry Credit Group meetings that he’s involved with, Ross is not shy about speaking up to give his opinion and frequently stays after meetings to clarify points and give advice to credit managers on the techniques he uses.

On behalf of the Credit Management profession, thanks for all you do Ross!
Members of the Month are nominated by CMA members, Group members, volunteers and CMA staff to highlight those members (or member companies) whose engagement with CMA has helped improve the overall credit profession for others.

For more information on how you can participate in any of the areas mentioned within this article, or to nominate any members for this honor, contact Diana Escobar at or 818-972-5300.

11 Replies to “CMA Member of the Month, January 2016: Ross Cirrincione, Ganahl Lumber”

    1. Hi Kathy,

      Thank you ever so much and appreciate all you do for the association and industry. You are a pillar of the credit community.

  1. Way to go Ross!!! You are all that they wrote about you and so much more.

    Thank you! Thank you! for all that you do!

    1. Donna,

      You are such a shining light to all you touch. Your nurturing qualities make people feel they have known you forever.

  2. Once again Congrats Ross! thank you for sharing your knowledge through the years not only in the construction industry but other industries as well. Now that you reached celebrity status can i get your autograph at the next CMA seminar. 🙂

    1. Yvonne,

      Appreciate your friendship and contributions to the industry. See you at the next CMA meeting to catch up and toast.

  3. Woo Hoo Ross! THANK YOU for being such an instrumental member to the Association, and especially our Bldg. Materials Group which you have helped grow! You are humble indeed, and greatly appreciated! It’s always a pleasure working with you, my friend. 🙂 Congrats

  4. Congratulations!! Mr. Cirrincione,
    Your bio is very inspiring and I hope to have an opportunity
    to meet you someday soon. Cordially, Ms.Seidl/TSC

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