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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mark Neeb
MANAGING EDITOR
Anne Rosso May

Recognizing Your Impact
Together, we make a difference for members, clients and consumers.

DESIGN FIRM
The YGS Group

By Scott Purcell

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
Katy Zillmer

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ou make a difference! Together, we make an even bigger difference! In writing my
inaugural column as ACA International's president, I am humbled to follow in the
footsteps of past presidents Rick Perr, Jack Brown III and Roger Weiss. These leaders
initiated change and grew programs started by leaders before them, significantly increasing the
benefit to all ACA members.
You make a difference! Together, the benefit to every American family from what we
collectively do is estimated at $706 a year (www.acainternational.org/kaulkin-ginsberg). That's
meaningful-and I'm sure our neighbors would be thankful for it if they knew the facts. Prices
and interest would rise if that debt was not recovered. What we do is a key reason our capitalistic
society functions and increases access to credit
for everyone in the community at the lowest
possible cost.
You make a difference! Together,
as members, we fund ACA's Industry
Advancement Fund. Together we've had more
than 50 wins in supported cases, and those
decisions have been used to thwart over 7,000
other cases. This value causes the absence of
an expense for you so it's harder to see, but it
is a significant benefit to all ACA members.
We added to it the Matching Funds Program
(https://bit.ly/matchfunds) to help smaller
agencies get fiscal relief from non-meritorious suits and to support their local strategy against bad
actors in the plaintiff 's bar.
You make a difference! Together, many of us have reached out to our state and federal
legislators and thwarted legislation that would not only hurt our businesses and the clients we
serve, but would also reduce access to credit and raise interest costs-hurting the most vulnerable
people in our communities. However, we need to do more. No one else is educating our legislators
on the true benefit of what we do and how we do it, which is with tremendous respect.
We have great leadership and great team members at ACA who make a difference! Together,
they ensure we as members have what we need to succeed. Their innovation during the
COVID-19 crisis, especially the Daily Huddle and the pivot to virtual conferences, is to be
commended.
I will always have an open ear for you, especially to hear ways we can make your membership
value even greater. Thanks for the difference you make!

"No one else is
educating our legislators
on the true benefit of
what we do and how
we do it, which is with
tremendous respect."

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