Magazine article Business Credit

The 2005 National Honors & Awards Program

Magazine article Business Credit

The 2005 National Honors & Awards Program

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On behalf of the National Honors and Awards Committee, NACM is proud to acknowledge the following individuals for their continuing dedication and contributions to the field of business credit management and this Association.


LESLIE REEDY, CCE is the National Credit Executive of the Year. This award goes to an individual who exemplifies an outstanding credit professional. Ms. Reedy, Vice President Credit & Finance for Coastal Clearing in Ocean Shores, WA, earned her CBF designation in 1980 and her CCE designation in September 1982. She is a supporter of NACM-National as well as her Affiliated Association, NACM Inland Northwest. Ms. Reedy was awarded the Credit Executive of the Year Award from NACM Western Washington-Alaska in 1991, along with several other local Affiliated Association awards, such as Mentor of the Year 2002. She strongly supports credit education, and presently chairs the NACM-National Certification Awareness Work Group. Ms. Reedy serves on several national and local committees and boards, and is currently a member of the NACM-National Board of Directors.


This year's CCE Designation of Excellence Award goes to KEVIN BURKE, CCE. Mr. Burke is Director of Credit & Finance for Erie Materials, Inc. in Syracuse, NY. He earned his CBA Designation in 1998, and his CCE in March 2001. Mr. Burke is an active member with NACM Central New York, has served on numerous national and local committees, and is currently a member of the NACM-National Board of Directors.


BARBARA DAVIS, CBF, Credit Manager for Liberty Northwest Insurance Co. in Portland, OR, receives the CBF Designation of Excellence Award. Ms. Davis earned her CBA designation in 1999 and her CBF in May 2001. She currently serves as a member of the NACM Oregon Inc. Board of Directors.


ERNIE DAIGLE, CBA, Division Credit Manager for Unisource Worldwide, Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT, receives this year's CBA Designation of Excellence Award. He achieved his CBA in July 2003. Mr. Daigle is very active with his local Affiliated Association, NACM Business Credit Services of Salt Lake City, and is currently serving as their 2004-2005 Chairman/CEO.


This year, the Mentor of the Year Award goes to JEFFREY O'BANION, CCE. He is employed as Director of Credit for Northwest Natural Gas Company in Portland, OR. Mr. O'Banion earned his CCE designation in February 1984. He is active with his local NACM Affiliated Association, and has served on numerous local and national committees. …

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