ACA International announced yesterday the appointment of Mark Neeb as chief executive officer, starting next Monday, February 12. He takes over following the departure late last year of Pat Morris, who led the association for six years.
According to the announcement,
Mark Neeb brings to the association nearly forty years of corporate strategy experience including 28 years specifically working in the credit and collection industry. Mark is intimately familiar with ACA International having been a member for many years and serving on the ACA Executive Committee and as ACA President from 2011 to 2012. Mark is a high energy executive and entrepreneur that understands the industry and will lead ACA International into the future.
ACA International President, Rick Perr said “After conducting a rigorous search, it was clear to the Board that Mark’s leadership and considerable experience in the credit and collection industry combined with his extensive familiarity with our great association made him the outstanding candidate for this position. He has a proven track record of success throughout his career and is a perfect fit to lead our industry.”
Mark currently serves as the President and CEO of neebEDU a debt recovery company he founded in 2014 that exclusively focuses on the education industry.
Previously, Mark served as the President and CEO of The Affiliated Group (TAG), a company he bought, built and sold over a period of twenty years. The Affiliated Group is a nationally licensed receivables management firm, specializing in all facets of the revenue cycle, receivables recovery and debt portfolio management. In previous positions Mark served as Audit Manager for Clifton, Larson, Allen CPA's and as the CFO for a large receivables management firm based in Minnesota.
Throughout his career Mark has been very active in the collections industry, at both the local and national levels. Mark has chaired numerous national committees including the ACA Healthcare Debt Sales & Collection Services Task Force which developed guidelines for collection agencies and healthcare facilities on best practices on the sale and collection of healthcare debt. From 2002 to 2007, he served as a National Director of ACA International. Mark also frequently speaks at industry events throughout the country.
Mark is a Certified Public Accountant having received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from St. Cloud State University and received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.
insideARM congratulates Mark on his new role and this exciting new phase for ACA. I met Mark for the first time about five years ago and found him to be energetic, personable, and passionate about the business. I have no doubt he will serve the industry well, and I look forward to working together.