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LaRocca Joins List of FCIB Service Award Winners

Magazine article Business Credit

LaRocca Joins List of FCIB Service Award Winners

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A touch of humility goes a long way, as does a little self-deprecating humor. John LaRocca, CICP of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation demonstrates plenty of both. He also demonstrates the kind of leadership and team-player mentality that made him a perfect fit as the fourth-ever recipient of FCIB's Service Development and Growth Award.

FCIB bestowed the well-earned distinction on a surprised LaRocca at FCIB's 23rd Annual Global Conference in Philadelphia in November. LaRocca, when asked about the achievement, quipped "They must have run out of people to give it to." Hardly.

LaRocca, who is based in California, but works closely with Hitachi employees at shared services centers like the one in Poland, has served FCIB and the community of international credit professionals in a number of ways, not the least of which include serving as an expert panelist at repeated industry events like the latest Global Conference, recruiting and involving the next generation of credit professionals to get involved with FCIB, as well as helping FCIB with its website redesign. Still, LaRocca typically thought it best to deflect and share the attention. "It's recognizing participation and involvement, but it's really recognizing efforts of the Hitachi Data Systems team," he said a few days after receiving the award. …

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