Congratulations to Bart Frankel, who was named as the 2017 CMA Educator of the Year by CMA Members.
Bart Frankel is recognized as a longtime expert in the credit and collections field. He does various webinars, presentations and specialized training for members of CMA as well as for the companies he has worked for. He teaches the Six Steps in Phone Power Collections, a program that resonates well with anyone in the credit profession, regardless of experience level. His experience runs deep over the past 35+ years.
He is sincere and conscientious during his training sessions, and looks forward to presenting the topic in May to CMA members via webinar.
Congratulations go out to Bart!
The CMA Educator of the Year Award was presented during the Annual Meeting portion of the CreditScape Spring Summit in Garden Grove, CA on April 12.
Every year, CMA member volunteers help the association promote the credit profession, providing new ways to help companies make better business decisions. In order to recognize these individuals, the Honors and Awards Committee of Credit Management Association is now accepting nominations for the following awards:
CMA Credit Executive of the Year
CMA Member Company of the Year
CMA Instructor/Educator of the Year
CBA Designation of Excellence
CMA Mentor of the Year
CBF Designation of Excellence
CMA Student of the Year
CCE Designation of Excellence
CMA Member of the Year
This is an opportunity to recognize those credit professionals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, exemplary commitment to the Credit Profession, and who have inspired or have worked to promote the advancement of credit management. The recipient will be announced at CMA’s CreditScape Spring Summit on April 12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Garden Grove, CA. Nominees will be judged on the basis of professional experience, education, leadership ability and participation in CMA groups, committees and activities.
To nominate an individual or company for the awards, please use the following link:
Ross Cirrincione of Ganahl Lumber, the 2015 CMA Mentor of the Year, has been involved in credit for over 35 years. He has been active in numerous Industry Credit Groups serving as Chairman and Vice Chairman. His expertise in the construction industry has been a resource to many credit professionals new to the industry.
The award was announced at the recent 2015 CMA Annual Meeting.
Darrell Horton of Aristocrat Technologies, the 2015 Credit Executive of the Year, has been an active CMA member for over 25 years. He continues to promote the credit profession by encouraging his team to continue their education. He has contributed numerous hours to CMA serving on committees and the Board of Directors. The textbook picture of a volunteer, we salute Mr. Horton for his many contributions to this industry. Congratulations to Darrell!
Horton was one of several award recipients who were announced at the recent 2015 CMA Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to Robert Simmons CCE, who was named the 2013-2014 CMA Credit Executive of the Year at the Credit Management Association Annual Meeting on April 10.
With more than 30 years’ experience in Credit Management, Simmons exemplifies what it means to be a great credit manager, always looking for the latest and greatest techniques. He received his CCE in 2003, and continues to encourage the rest of the credit community to achieve their designations. A strong supporter of CMA, he consistently receives recognition for his new member referrals. He was instrumental in the formation and growth of the Central Valley Feed & Grain Credit Group, serving as the Group’s Vice Chair and Chair. He continues to mentor new Credit Professionals as well as his company’s own Credit team.
We congratulate Simmons, and thank him for his contributions to the credit management profession and to CMA.
2013-2014 Credit Management Association Designations of Excellence Awarded to Lee Clutter, Michele Zuniga-Cuevas and Tracy Rosenbach
CMA announced the recipients of its annual Designation of Excellence awards at the recent CMA Annual Meeting at the Disneyland Hotel on April 10, 2014.
Following are the award winners:
With more than 37 years of credit experience, Lee Clutter, CBA, is considered the “Chief Fun Officer” at SMART Modular Technologies. Clutter, the CBA Designation of Excellence recipient, is highly respected not only by the Senior Team, but also the Sales Team within his organization, having improved collection results year-over-year during one remarkable quarter by achieving a 99% collection rate!
Michele Zuniga-Cuevas, CBF, who was named as its 2013-2014 CBF Designation of Excellence recipient, has been diligently working on her NACM designations, and she obtained her CBA in 2012 and her CBF in 2013. Zuniga-Cuevas has more than 24 years in the Credit & Collections field.
Tracy Rosenbach CCE, 2013-2014 CCE Designation of Excellence recipient, is well-known to the CMA membership, currently serving on the CMA Board of Directors. She has previously received recognition for her dedication to continuing education as the 2012-2013 recipient of the CBF Designation of Excellence. Never one to quit easily, she kept on studying and received her CCE designation in 2013.
Congratulations to all of our worthy award recipients!
For information on how you can also earn your credit designation, contact Cheryl Hammond, Education Counselor for CMA, at 831-475-9482.