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LASTWORD
LASTWORD

Refining ACA's Leadership Structure

M

embers are the lifeblood of ACA International. They
dedicate their time, industry experience and knowledge to
the association by participating in committees, teaching
seminars, meeting with legislators and so much more. Plus, as
you can see from the photo featured here, each year members
enthusiastically campaign for officer seats on ACA's Board of
Directors, the association's governing body.
ACA's leadership structure has evolved over the years. The
association's first slate of officers, carried over from the Pacific Coast
Association, consisted of a president, first vice president, second
vice president, secretary-treasurer and editor. In 1944, ACA's bylaws
named these elected officers the "Executive Committee." The bylaws
also changed the title of office manager-editor to executive secretary,
though the duties remained the same.
In addition to the Executive Committee, ACA had a large Board
of Directors. Early boards elected the Executive Committee officers
until 1948, when the board began nominating officers and association
members elected them at the annual convention.
In the early 1980s, the position of first vice president was renamed
president-elect, and the second vice president became the vice
president. The board grew as membership expanded, and in the 1990s

and early 2000s, divisions were created for vendors, creditors, attorneys
and asset buyers, each of which received board representation.
In 2010, ACA formed a task force to review the association's
governance structure and processes to ensure highly effective
leadership. On March 22, 2012, ACA members voted to approve the
most significant changes to the association's governance structure
in its history. The changes included the elimination of the Executive
Committee (which had consisted of five elected officers, plus the
CEO), a major reduction to the size of the Board of Directors and the
creation of the new Council of Delegates.
"The new structure will make governing our association more
effective and efficient while giving even more members the
opportunity to be involved and voice their opinion," Mark Neeb,
2011/12 ACA president and current CEO, said at the time.
Today's Board of Directors consists of 15 elected members who
govern the affairs, activities and concerns of the association. On the
board are three officers: president, president-elect and treasurer.
Members of the Council of Delegates are elected by the units and
divisions, and are responsible for reviewing and approving bylaw
amendments, bringing proposals to the board for consideration and
electing board members.

Throughout ACA International's 80th anniversary year, Collector magazine will be featuring photos marking important moments in the association's
and accounts receivable management industry's history. You can keep up with ACA's anniversary coverage on Twitter by following #ACA80years.

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Collector – October 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Collector – October 2019

President’s Page
Industry News
Best Practices
FYI
Collection Tips
Accessibility From Every Angle
Information Transformation
Calendar
Honor Roll
Education Spotlight
Behind the Name
A.I. is Transforming Compliance. Are You Ready?
What to Watch in 2020
ACA’s Industry Advancement Program Provides Amicus Support in Key FDCPA Statute of Limitations Issue
ACA SearchPoint
Ad Index
Membership
Last Word
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Collector – October 2019 - President’s Page
Collector – October 2019 - Industry News
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Collector – October 2019 - Best Practices
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Collector – October 2019 - FYI
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Collector – October 2019 - Collection Tips
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Collector – October 2019 - Accessibility From Every Angle
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Collector – October 2019 - Information Transformation
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Collector – October 2019 - Calendar
Collector – October 2019 - Honor Roll
Collector – October 2019 - Education Spotlight
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Collector – October 2019 - Behind the Name
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Collector – October 2019 - A.I. is Transforming Compliance. Are You Ready?
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Collector – October 2019 - What to Watch in 2020
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Collector – October 2019 - ACA’s Industry Advancement Program Provides Amicus Support in Key FDCPA Statute of Limitations Issue
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Collector – October 2019 - ACA SearchPoint
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