SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Members of Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) elected Officers and Directors to its Board for 2023. Of the ten-member Board, eight are continuing service from the previous year. The 2023 Officers and Directors are:
- Anne Thomas, Cavalry Portfolio Services, President
- Brett Soldevila, Security Credit Services, LLC, President Elect
- Jon Mazzoli, Resurgent Capital Services, Treasurer
- Brian Williams, Crown Asset Management, LLC, Secretary
- Adam Parks, Plaza Services LLC, Past President
- Laura Jensen, Absolute Resolutions, Corp./RAzOR Capital LLC, Director
- Amber Russo, Kino Financial Co., LLC, Director
- Andrew J. Roskam, Acctcorp International, Inc/Accounts Receivable, Inc., Director
- Joe Barbito, Velocity Portfolio Group, Inc., Director
- Kelly Knepper-Stephens, TrueAccord, Director representing collection agencies and law firms
In his candidate statement, Andrew explained his enthusiasm for running for election to the RMAI Board, “I intend to bring energy, a positive attitude, and willingness to help wherever I can. I will also bring the voice of the small debt buyer to the board. I look forward to serving in whatever capacity I’m able to.”
Joe Barbito of Velocity Portfolio Group, Inc. is joining the RMAI Board of Directors for 2023. He is the Chief Operating Officer for Velocity Portfolio Group, Inc. Positions prior to this role include Vice President at Balbec Capital LP, EVP/Chief Operating Officer of Galaxy Capital Acquisitions, LLC, and Vice President at International Risk Management Group, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
Joe shared what he hopes to bring to RMAI, stating, “I would bring 20 years of business experience in the receivables management industry at West Asset Management, Galaxy and Velocity to the RMAI board. My background will assist RMAI in its continued commitment to work with regulators, legislators, consumer groups, and other industry participants to advance the vital role of the debt buying and collection industry.”
Kelly Knepper-Stephens of TrueAccord has been reelected to the RMAI Board of Directors. Her work focuses on government regulation, compliance, and civil litigation. She has also served as a small entity representative (SER) for the Arbitration and Debt Collection Rulemakings. Her podcast Two DEBTicated Attorneys can be found on podbean. Collection Advisor Magazine named Kelly one of the 20 Most Powerful Women in Collections in 2018.
Kelly said of her hopes for serving again on the Board, “I am not only committed to the continued development of the credit and collection industry but also to the interests of RMAI’s membership. I will strive to represent the interest of RMAI membership in the improvement of our industry.”
The RMAI Board of Directors is committed in 2023 to continuing to ensure that RMAI brings value to the membership. Goals including promoting and protecting the receivables management industry by working with sister associations and members to advance the perception of the receivables management industry and our businesses; and improving the Receivables Management Certification Program to align with industry best practices and exceed regulatory requirements.
RMAI will also continue its robust state and federal advocacy work. “2023 promises to be another busy year advocating in a number of states and Washington D.C., where we have now returned for in-person meetings,” said Jan Stieger, Executive Director of RMAI. “Our members count on RMAI to represent the industry at both the state and federal levels, and to keep them informed of important regulatory and
legislative activity. In addition to our advocacy work, we look forward to holding our Executive Summit in Monterey, CA.”
About RMAIReceivables Management Association International (RMAI) is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 600 companies that purchase or support the purchase of performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. The RMAI Receivables Management Certification Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023. Together with RMAI’s Code of Ethics, the Certification Program sets the global standard within the receivables industry due to the rigorous uniform standards of best practice which focus on protecting consumers. More information about RMAI is available at www.rmaintl.org.