Collector - May 2017 - 6
ACA International Participates in Ninth Annual NMLS Conference
CA International represented the
credit and collection industry on a
debt collection panel at the ninth
annual Nationwide Mortgage Licensing
System Conference and Training held Feb.
13-16 in Austin, Texas.
The panel was a unique opportunity for the
industry and its regulators to participate in a
dialogue on issues important to both the debt
collection and licensing industries. The panel's
discussion focused on legislative and regulatory
trends at the state and federal levels.
Andy Madden, ACA's vice president
of state government and unit affairs, and
David Reid, director of government affairs
and policy for the Receivables Management
Association, were a part of the panel along
with Elizabeth Benotti, chief director, debt
collector, consumer finance companies and
money services business licensing for the
Massachusetts Division of Banks. Benotti also
serves as the president of the North American
Collection Agency Regulatory Association.
The NMLS Conference is attended by state
and federal regulators and financial services
licensees. The NMLS currently manages
debt collection licenses in seven states
(Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts,
North Dakota, Rhode Island and Arizona).
In addition to debt collection trends,
the conference covered issues such as
NMLS modernization, money services
businesses, NMLS user training, state
examinations and compliance in lending,
ACA Member Obituaries
VANCE GEORGE BLAKE
Vance George Blake, a longtime active
member of ACA International, passed
away on Feb. 7 in Naples, Fla., at the age
Blake owned and operated the Medical
Bureau of Economics in Worcester, Mass.,
where he lived until he moved to Bonita
Springs, Fla., in 1998.
He was a Certified Instructor with
ACA and earned several awards including
the James K. Erickson Continuous
Service Award, the Charles F. Lindemann
Instructor of the Year award in 1982 and
the Enterprise Award of Merit in 1975.
Blake was a veteran of the U.S. Air
Force. He graduated from the University
of Massachusetts, and subsequently earned
his master's degree from Northeastern
University in Boston.
Blake is survived by his wife of 63 years,
Nancy (Pike) Blake; son Robert A. (Anita)
Blake; daughter Carol A. (Diego Hernandez)
Blake; his grandchildren and two great
granddaughters. He is preceded in death by
his parents and son, Bruce W. Blake.
DAVID CHARLES LINDEMANN
David Charles Lindemann, 75, who taught
ACA International seminars for many years
during his membership in the association,
passed away on Jan. 27, 2017.
Lindemann lived in New Ulm, Minn.,
and worked at Lindy's Collection Service
and Credit Bureau of New Ulm after
graduating from Gustavus Adolphus
College in 1963. His father, Charles F.
Lindemann, an ACA past president and
Certified Instructor, started the company
that David eventually purchased.
David Lindemann earned ACA's
Scholar Designation in 1987 and Fellow
Designation in 1989. He received the
Charles F. Lindemann Certified Instructor
of the Year Award, created in memory of his
father, in 1985.
David Lindemann also received ACA's
Fred Kirschner Instructor Achievement
Award on four occasions, most recently in
1994 for teaching 100 seminars.
He is survived by his wife Karen, daughter
Michelle Kae (Tom) Kubath, son Daron
Jay (Cara), daughter Melanie Sue and sister