Congratulations to Nannette Bringard, Credit Manager for Breakthru Beverage, who was named 2018 CMA Credit Executive of the Year at CreditScape.
Nannette volunteers on the CMA Board of Directors as its treasurer, where she is an active participant in the meetings and in the future of CMA. She is active in two CMA credit groups, and always comes to meetings prepared, setting an example for other credit professionals. She has her entire staff engaged in CMA, active in anscers and/or the meetings and webinars. She regularly attends CMA-sponsored events and also encourages her staff to do so. She has been at Breakthru Beverage (formerly Wirtz Beverage) since 2002, and we are very lucky to have her participation in CMA.
Breakthru has been a CMA member company since 1991.
The CMA Credit Executive of the Year Award was presented during the Membership Meeting portion of the CreditScape Spring Summit in Garden Grove, CA on April 5, 2018.
Congratulations to Mark Speiser of Unified Grocers, who was presented with the 2017 CMA Credit Executive of the Year award. This award is given to the credit professional who is a well-respected leader not only within his organization but throughout credit. Speiser is a team player who works hard every day to ensure the credit group succeeds in reaching their corporate and personal goals. He has implemented a number of different programs to improve processes and results. He is an active member in the National Food Service Group and Food, Hotel and Restaurant Group, where he regularly leads discussions to help his fellow credit professionals. He has been in credit for over 23 years, 17 of which have been in credit management.
Speiser is also new to the CMA Board of Directors.
The CMA Credit Executive of the Year Award was presented during the Annual Meeting portion of the CreditScape Spring Summit in Garden Grove, CA on April 12.
Tracy Rosenbach, Financial Services Manager for Silgan Containers, has been named 2016 CMA Credit Executive of the Year, at a ceremony which took place at the recent CreditScape Spring Summit and Annual Meeting, Powered by United TranzActions. This award is given to the credit professional who stands above others, who is willing to help out at any moment, which defines Tracy’s role with CMA. She has been in credit for over 18 years, has served on the CMA board for 7 years and is the incoming chairperson. Additionally, she is Chair of the Membership Task Force, whose mission is to work with CMA staff to create meaningful services for members, and actively participates for the good of all of CMA’s members. Professionally, she has also been successful in obtaining her CCE certification and who is engaged in many functions for CMA and NACM.
Congratulations to Tracy Rosenbach, and we look forward to a great year with you as the new Chair.
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.