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in 2016 and 2017 was honored with ACA's
Warren Siem Award for innovation. He has
presented at several ACA events, volunteered
his time to ACA's Judicial Committee and
earned the Fellow, Scholar, Healthcare
Collection Management and Professional
Collection Specialist designations.
Purcell believes all agencies can engage
with their legislators, especially at the
state level. He played an integral role in
the Institute for Collection Leadership's
development of the "Collect the Truth"
campaign, and believes agencies of all sizes
can use this resource in telling the story of
the significant impact the collection industry
has, especially to legislators.

JIM RICHARDS
Jim Richards is the co-founder and chair of
Capio Partners LLC in Lawrenceville, Ga.,
and past president of ACA.
Richards got his start in the collection
industry working as a collector at GC Services
in Philadelphia. He steadily climbed the
corporate ladder and left the company as
senior vice president of operations. After
serving as president of Integratec, Richards
accepted the role of president of Medaphis
Services Corp in Atlanta. Later he co-founded
Attention LLC in Atlanta, which developed
into the largest secondary healthcare
collection agency in the U.S. at the time.
In 2008, after retiring as president of
West Asset Management, Richards and his
partners founded Capio Partners.
Richards is a longtime ACA member,
volunteering his time and expertise to a
number of association committees over the
years, including the Asset Buyers Division,
Healthcare Services Program and Industry
Defense Task Force. In 2013, he earned ACA's
Scholar designation. Most recently, he chaired
the ACA International Education Foundation.
During his ACA presidency, Richards
founded the Institute for Collection
Leadership, an independent group of large
ACA agencies with a mission to change the
collection industry.

DAN RUSSELL
Dan Russell, IFCCE, MCE, is owner and
CEO of CollectionCenter Inc. in Wyoming

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and Colorado. His company has earned
ACA's Professional Practices Management
System certification.
Russell is a third-generation collector
on both sides of his family and has grown
up in the collection industry. He attended
the University of Wyoming and worked for
several agencies in Wyoming, Colorado,
Utah and South Dakota before joining
CollectionCenter in 1985.
Over the years, Russell also worked with
agencies across the country as a consultant.
He leads many of CollectionCenter's training
classes and helps prepare its training
materials. He is an ACA Certified Instructor
and has taught more than 50 seminars.
Russell was elected to ACA's Board of
Directors in 2013 and reelected in 2016. He
has earned ACA's International Fellowship
of Certified Collection Executives, Master
Credit Executive, Fellow and Scholar
designations. In 2014, he was honored with
ACA's Warren Siem Award.
He has long been active in the Associated
Collection Agencies and served as 2014 unit
president. He also served on and chaired
several ACA committees, most recently
ACA's 2016-2017 Education Credentialing
Subcommittee.

ROGER WEISS
Roger Weiss, IFCCE, is chief operating
officer of CACi in St. Louis, which has been

Jim Richards

Dan Russell

an ACA Professional Practices Management
System certified company since 2005.
Weiss began his career in 1992 as a
collection professional. He is also the
founder of The Collections Coach and
Patient Centric Collection Practices, webbased collection training services.
Weiss has served as an ACA Certified
Instructor for more than a decade. He
strongly believes in continuous industry
education at every level and regularly teaches
seminars at ACA's major conferences and
events. He was the 2014 recipient of ACA's
Charles F. Lindemann Certified Instructor
of the Year award and was also honored
with ACA's Fred Kirschner Instructor
Achievement Award.
Weiss was elected to ACA's board in
2014 and currently serves as the 2017/18
treasurer. He has served on multiple ACA
committees, including the Creditor's
International Committee and Education
Subcommittee.
Additionally, he has earned ACA's
Healthcare Collection Management, Fellow,
International Fellowship of Certified
Collection Executives, Professional
Collection Specialist, Trainer Specialist and
Scholar designations.
He has been an active participant in the
Missouri Collectors Association for many
years, is a past president of MCA and served
in several director roles.

Roger Weiss

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