ACA International elected its new 2017-2018 board of directors and officers this past week as part of the 2017 Convention & Expo in Seattle.
New members joining the board for three-year terms are:
• Albert Cadena, president and chief executive officer of USCB America in Los Angeles
• Scott Purcell, president of Professional Credit Service in Springfield, Ore.
Individuals re-elected to another term are:
• Mike Frost, chief legal officer and general counsel at The CBE Group Inc. in Cedar Falls, Iowa
• Jim Richards, chairman of Capio Partners in Lawrenceville, Ga.
• Roger Weiss, chief operating officer at CACi in St. Louis
“It’s a privilege to welcome Albert and Scott as new board members,” ACA International chief executive officer Patrick Morris said. “Each individual serving on ACA’s board of directors helps further the association’s mission, which is to contribute to the success of its members and the positive reputation of the credit and collection industry.”
The newly elected board of directors held its first meeting on Sunday, where the group elected Jack Brown III as ACA’s president-elect and Roger Weiss as the new treasurer.
As president of Gulf Coast Collection Bureau Inc. in Sarasota, Fla., Brown is a second-generation collection agency owner. A longtime ACA member, he chaired ACA’s audit and unit, and state affairs committees and has earned ACA’s fellow and scholar designations. He continuously volunteers his time to the Florida Unit and has served in several board roles, including president. He was elected to ACA’s Board of Directors in July 2015 and served as 2016/17 treasurer.
Weiss is chief operating officer of CACi in St. Louis. He has served as an ACA certified instructor for more than a decade. 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. He has served on multiple ACA committees, including the special committee on membership and education subcommittee.
“Jack and Roger are both experienced and dynamic leaders in the credit and collection industry, and I’m excited to work with them in their new roles on the board in the coming year,” said ACA International’s incoming president Rick Perr.