President - Tony Muscato, Creditors Discount & Audit, Streator, IL (815) 672-3176 email@example.com
Immidiate Past President - Connie Matrisch, Pro-Com Services of Illinois, Springfield, IL (217) 525-7600 Matrisch.Connie@pro-comservices.com
President Elect - Ron Krech, CCB Credit Services, Inc., Springfield, IL (217) 786-4800 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Nick DiGiovanni, III, REVMD Partners, Westmont, IL (630)882-3693 email@example.com
Treasurer - Irwin Bernstein
Unit Directors: Jeff Wood, Ron Bernstein, Ron Snyder, Ben Mauch
ACA Council of Delegates: Randy Gelb, Sheila O'Leary, Karolyn Rubin
ACA International Director: Debra Ciskey
Membership - Jeff Wood
Convention - Ron Krech
Grievance/Compliance - Daniel Burtis, Merchants Credit Guide, Chicago. Initiative: Receive and act on (in accordance with our Standard Operating Procedures) grievances lodged against members of ICA.
Education - Karolyn Rubin - Initiative: Determine members’ need/interest for ACA Seminars in Illinois and schedule as appropriate. Work with ACA, if member interest justifies, to schedule state specific teleseminar(s) on issues of concern.
Newsletter - Peter Kralka, Executive Secretary. Initiative: Publish bi-monthly newsletter
National Legislative - Sheila O’Leary, ICUL Service Corporation, Naperville. Initiative: keep members informed of legislative issues at the federal level that concern our industry, represent ICA at ACA Fly-Ins and bring our needs and story to elected representatives at the federal level. Urge ICA members to respond to ACA Government Affairs Calls to Action.
State Legislative - Debra Ciskey
Public Relations - Eric Mock, Medical Business Bureau, Park Ridge, IL. Initiative: coordinate and sponsor select events independently and in conjunction with ACA International’s media and public relations programs to promote public awareness, acceptance and appreciation for the collection industry and this Association.
ICAPAC/ACPAC - Ray Hollenbeck, American Collection Corp., Schaumburg, IL. Initiative: solicit contributions from ICA members for our state political action committee (ICAPAC) and for ACA International’s PAC (ACPAC). Our goal is to be able to influence legislation by gaining access through PAC contributions to key legislative races.
Budget - Irwin Bernstein
Bylaws Review - Randy Gelb. Medical Business Bureau, LLC, 847-954-4235 Initiative: Review the bylaws and Standard Operating Procedures of ICA, recommend amendments to make consistent with ACA Bylaws and to update to reflect direction. Determine need for bylaw changes to allow ICA membership for other classifications of members, including MAP attorneys, ABD members, and CI members. Frank Bruno of Dependon Collection Service, Oak Brook, and Karolyn Rubin, BCC in Chicago, serve on this committee as well.
Advertising/Website - Ron Krech (Vice President), CCB Credit Services, Inc., Springfield, IL. Initiative: suggest upgrades to ICA website, solicit more vendor partners
Executive Secretary - Peter Kralka, First Point Management Resources, (919) 861-4531, pkralka@FirstPointResources.com
OUR HISTORY - ICA was incorporated on February 1, 1945. Its initial board of directors included: Lester Rothschild, Chicago, IL O.D. Atchason, Springfield, IL M.D. Nesler, Harrisburg, IL Bert Cocking, Rockford, IL Verne Schultz, Woodstock, IL B.B. Splithoff, Elgin, IL E.A. Hildebrant, Peoria, IL. ICA's founding purpose was stated as follows: To elevate and maintain a high and ethical standard of collection service; to promote the honorable, fair dealings of collection agencies with each other, their clients, and the general public; to foster an dpromote respect for, and confidence in collection agencies; to regulate practices, prescribe ethics and enforce proper conduct among its members.