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ROCKVILLE, Md. – The iA Institute and insideARM are proud to announce the addition of Katie Grzechnik Neill to their team in the role of General Counsel and Regulatory Editor.

Prior to joining insideARM, Katie served as Compliance and Litigation Counsel at ARS National Services Inc., a national collection agency that works on behalf of some of the world’s largest banks, fintech companies, and other financial institutions. Katie led ARS’s legal department on all fronts, including managing litigation and a national network of outside counsel, advising the company on the legal impact of regulatory compliance issues, and advising ARS’s executive leadership on general corporate legal matters such as contractual and employment law issues.

In addition to her role at ARS, Katie is a well-known and respected voice in the debt collection industry. No stranger to The iA Institute and its initiatives, Katie has been a regular contributor of articles to insideARM and an active member of the Consumer Relations Consortium’s Steering Committee. Katie also served on ACA International’s Judicial Committee in 2017-2018 and regularly appeared as a speaker on legal and compliance issues at industry conferences, events, and webinars.

Katie began her legal career as a litigator in the State of North Carolina. She is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and is a licensed attorney in California and North Carolina. Katie is originally from Poland, grew up in California, and currently resides in Texas. She is a proud spouse of an active duty United States Marine.

Stephanie Eidelman, CEO of The iA Institute, said “We are beyond excited to welcome Katie. We’ve been searching for a long time for someone knowledgeable and skilled enough to lead our news coverage. We have been lucky to get to know Katie as she has engaged with our initiatives over the past few years, and she is a terrific fit. I am confident that she will not only add excellent perspective to our news, but will also help to advance our overall strategy for serving the industry.”

About The iA Institute

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The iA institute is a media company that influences the professional debt collection community, including those responsible for managing, recovering, and regulating consumer debt. Thousands know us for our news (insideARM), which we publish four days/week and to which we add our signature perspective. But beyond the news, iA institute initiatives bring a range of stakeholders to the table in candid and intimate environments to inform, to build a culture of compliance, to actively address industry challenges, and to make profitable connections. Some of these initiatives include the ConsumerRelations Consortium (CRC), the First Party Summit, and our newest conference, Women in ConsumerFinance. The iA institute (under the name insideARM, LLC) is a certified woman-owned and woman-controlled business (WBE) by NWBOC. Read more at www.theiAinstitute.com.


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