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RECOGNITION

ACA Celebrates Unit Certificate
of Excellence Recipients

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CA International has awarded
certificates of excellence to 10
ACA-affiliated state and regional
associations (units) that submitted
2016 voluntary self-audits and earned
qualifying scores. The Unit Certificate of
Excellence recognizes units in the U.S.
committed to excellence in membership,
communications, education, government
affairs and general operations.
Unit successes are due to the investment
of time and talent by many member-leader
volunteers and, in some units, local staff.
Following are the qualifying units and their
presidents as of Dec. 31, 2016:

Michigan Association of Collection
Agencies Inc.
Rebecca Roberts, president

Arizona Collectors Association
Heath Morder, president

South Dakota Collectors Association
Mark Kisely, president

California Association of Collectors Inc.
Sanford Lubin, president

The Unit Certificate of Excellence selfaudit is intended to spark dialogue within
units about what components make up
an "excellent" local association. Units are
the foundation of ACA International.
Commitment to quality and member service
at the state and regional level is vital to ACA's
ability to maintain its respected position in
the credit and collection industry.

Florida Collectors Association
David Kelley, president
Great Lakes Credit and Collection
Association
David Cherner, president

Mid-Atlantic Collectors Association
Harry Strausser III, president
Missouri Collectors Association
Bonnie Baker, president
New York State Collectors Association Inc.
Anita Manghisi, president
American Collectors Association of Texas
L. Ron Nunley, president

ACA Member Obituaries
HAROLD L. LEYDENS

WILLIAM H. HEARNE JR.

Harold L. Leydens, 83, a recipient of ACA
International's Honorary Membership Award
in 2008, passed away on April 22, 2017.
Leydens lived in Jefferson City, Mo.,
and owned and operated Berlin-Wheeler
Inc. since 1970. He earned ACA's Scholar
Designation in 1992, IFCCE Designation in
1993 and Fellow Designation in 1994.
Leydens was also active in his state unit,
the Missouri Collectors Association, and
served as past president.
The Missouri Collectors Association issues
a scholarship in honor of Leydens each year.
He is survived by his wife Frances,
daughter Mary Kay (Craig) Frazier, son
Joey L. (Anna) Leydens and daughter Karen
K. Leydens.

William H. Hearne Jr., IFCCE, 79, a
recipient of multiple prestigious awards
from ACA International, passed away on
May 10, 2017.
Hearne, who served as president of ACA
in 1979/80, lived in Miami and retired
from BCA Financial Services. He was an
ACA Certified Instructor, received the Unit
Leader of Year Award in 1969, the ACA
International Member of the Year Award in
1981 and the James K. Erickson Continuous
Service Award in 1983. Hearne was made an
Honorary Member in 1999.
Hearne is survived by his wife Margaret
(Peggy), daughters Kathleen (Bruce) Kinggard,
Cynthia (David) Darley, Patricia (Tom) Tole,
and son William M. (Krystal) Hearne.

COLLECTOR 07.17

William H. Hearne Jr. and his wife Margaret (Peggy) Hearne
at ACA's 75th Anniversary Convention and Expo.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Collector - July 2017

Upfront
Industry News
Best Practices
FYI
Collection Tips
What’s in Your Policy?
State Licensing Laws: What’s New and Trending
The Question of Rule 68
Calendar
Honor Roll
Healthcare Data at Risk
ACA Members Meet in D.C. to Advocate on Behalf of Industry
Fixing What’s Broken
Credit Listening Considerations
U.S. Supreme Court Hands Collection Industry a Win in ACA-Supported Case
Compliance
ACA SearchPoint
Last Word
Collector - July 2017 - Cover1
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Collector - July 2017 - 1
Collector - July 2017 - 2
Collector - July 2017 - Upfront
Collector - July 2017 - Industry News
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Collector - July 2017 - 7
Collector - July 2017 - Best Practices
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Collector - July 2017 - FYI
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Collector - July 2017 - Collection Tips
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Collector - July 2017 - What’s in Your Policy?
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Collector - July 2017 - State Licensing Laws: What’s New and Trending
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Collector - July 2017 - The Question of Rule 68
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Collector - July 2017 - Calendar
Collector - July 2017 - Honor Roll
Collector - July 2017 - Healthcare Data at Risk
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Collector - July 2017 - ACA Members Meet in D.C. to Advocate on Behalf of Industry
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Collector - July 2017 - Fixing What’s Broken
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Collector - July 2017 - Credit Listening Considerations
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Collector - July 2017 - U.S. Supreme Court Hands Collection Industry a Win in ACA-Supported Case
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Collector - July 2017 - Compliance
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Collector - July 2017 - ACA SearchPoint
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Collector - July 2017 - Last Word
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