07. 01. 15

Chicago-Commercial Collection Agencies of America’s is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Christine Hayes Hickey to its independent Standards Board effective immediately.

christinehickeyHickey was unanimously approved by her Standards Board peers at their meeting last week. “We are elated to have Chris join this group of talented business people who represent a myriad of professions-from collection agency owners and managers, creditors’ rights attorneys, bankruptcy attorneys, business consultants, controllers, certified public accountants, credit managers, industry trade group officers and chief financial officers,” commented Meg Scotty, President of Commercial Collection Agencies of America.

The esteemed Standards Board is charged with the creation, review and amendment of certification requirements which are met by each member agency to earn Commercial Collection Agencies of America’s Certificate of Accreditation and Compliance.

Hickey, the managing partner of Rubin & Levin in Indianapolis, Indiana is a current member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, has served on its Board of Directors since 2008 and served as its President in 2010.  She is also a former member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Certification, and is the only female attorney in Indiana certified in the area of creditors’ rights law.

She was also named a Super Lawyer in Indiana (which recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in a state) from 2007 to 2015, served on the National Conference of Bar Presidents Executive Council from 2012 to 2015 and was the recipient of the Distinguished Barristers Award in 2015, which is only awarded to sixteen lawyers statewide.

“Most assuredly, Christine brings a unique skillset to the Board, which has created the superior certification program, making it the gold standard in the industry,” noted Annette M. Waggoner, Executive Director of Commercial Collection Agencies of America.  “I am so eager to work with her again and I am confident that her wealth of knowledge will be an invaluable asset when discussing the criteria and standards of the organization.”

When asked about her appointment, Hickey commented, “I am honored to join the Standards Board of Commercial Collection Agencies of America and very much look forward to working with this exceptional group of professionals.”

The Standards Board meets periodically and will have its next meeting in October, 2015, prior to the organization’s annual meeting of agency members, affiliate members and guests in Delray Beach, Florida.

07. 01. 15

wwp proud supporter logo 300dpiCommercial Collection Agencies of America, through its foundation, Commercial Collection Agencies Gives Back, has been designated a “Proud Supporter” of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

A portion of the proceeds from its spring meeting held in San Diego in April, 2015 were generously donated to WWP.

WWP's mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors and its vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

“Many of our members have served in our nation’s military or had family members serve or are currently serving.  We are grateful to be fortunate enough individually and as an organization to be able to give back and our foundation’s efforts fit with the entire mission of Commercial Collection Agencies of America,” stated President, Meg Scotty.

For continued support of WWP, the foundation has created a “Proud Supporter” page at https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/rtt/Fundraising/individual/22170161.  If you or your firm would like to donate directly to Wounded Warrior Project, just click on the above link.  As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, it is a perfect time to show your support for these dedicated service men and women.

At each meeting of Commercial Collection Agencies of America, a portion of the proceeds is given to a worthy charitable organization.  Members have a chance, prior to the meeting, to vote on the recipient organization.

"Commercial Collection Agencies Gives Back is the only initiative of its kind, and we are very proud of the assistance that we have been able to give to worthy causes," commented Annette M. Waggoner, Executive Director.