Collector - March 2018 - 7
Show Pride in Your Industry
by Participating in Collectors
pril kicks off the ACA International
Education Foundation's Collectors
Challenge, which encourages
employees to have fun while raising money
to support the foundation.
ACA members participating in
Collectors Challenge each April hold
employee fundraising events and
encourage contributions to benefit
the foundation. For example, some
companies hold raffles for prizes; sponsor
casual days or themed dress days; or host
a picnic or luncheon for employees. Many
companies match employee contributions
or provide another incentive to make it a
Money raised through Collectors
Challenge will allow the foundation to
expand its important work in financial
education, such as the Loomer-Mortenson
Scholarship program. The foundation issued
$30,000 in scholarships last year to help
rising professionals who work at a company
affiliated with the credit and collection
industry. The scholarships are also open to a
child of an employee.
For more information and to download
the Collectors Challenge Toolkit, visit
www.acainternational.org/about/collectorschallenge. ACA encourages participating
companies to complete and return a
Collectors Challenge Final Report Form
(included in the toolkit) as well as any
photos of their events to foundation@
acainternational.org by May 31, 2018.
Tax deductible contributions may be made
online at www.acainternational.org/about/
ief (follow the donation link) or by sending
a check to ACA International Education
Foundation, P.O. Box 390106, Minneapolis,
MN 55439-0106. Please make checks payable
to ACA International Education Foundation
and write "Collectors Challenge" in the
check memo field.
Mark Neeb Named CEO of
n Feb. 12, 2018, Mark Neeb, IFCCE, joined ACA International as its chief executive officer.
Neeb has been an ACA member for many years, serving on the ACA Executive
Committee and as ACA president from 2011 to 2012.
"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," said ACA President Rick Perr. "He has a proven track record of success
throughout his career and is a perfect fit to lead our industry."
Neeb has served as president and CEO of neebEDU, a debt recovery company focused
on the education industry, and The Affiliated Group, a nationally licensed receivables
management firm specializing in all facets of the revenue cycle, receivables recovery and debt