February 9, 2022 (Sacramento, CA) – The Receivables Management Association International celebrated its 25th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, February 7-10, 2022. With a strong attendance of more than 1,200 representatives from the industry, leaders from RMAI took the opportunity to honor an outstanding member and a former board president.
Bud Reitzel Award
The RMAI Board of Directors awarded the Bud Reitzel Lifetime Commitment Award, the industry’s highest recognition, to Kaye Dreifuerst, former Board President of RMAI and President of Security Credit Services.
RMAI created the Reitzel Award to recognize an individual for outstanding leadership and dedication in the receivables management industry, who has demonstrated, over many years of service, the ideals that Bud Reitzel so firmly believed in.
Kaye Dreifuerst has more than 20 years of experience in the collection and debt purchasing industry. She is currently President and Partner at Security Credit Services based in Atlanta, where she oversees its acquisitions and the collection operation. Kaye is a Past President of RMAI and one of the association’s most respected members. As President, Kaye was always measured and thoughtful when navigating the complex issues that arose at the Association level. She has garnered tremendous respect among her peers and is a proven and effective leader in all circumstances.
Kaye was instrumental in developing, advocating, and implementing the RMAI Receivables Management Certification Program, the gold standard in the industry. The Certification Program is arguably one of the most recognized and tangible benefits to the Association and its members overall in its 25-year history.
RMAI awarded the President’s Award to Stephanie Clark, CEO of VeriFacts, Inc., a long-time generous sponsor of RMAI.
In 2017, RMAI created the President’s Award to recognize an individual for outstanding contributions and service to the association and membership. The award goes to someone serving on an RMAI Committee who is selected because of their contribution to committee goals and their innovative ideas helping to further the success of RMAI.
Stephanie Clark has been involved in committee work for over five years, and on the Legislative Fundraising Committee and Affiliate Task Force for two years. She heads one of the original affiliate companies to meet with RMAI leadership in 2016 when discussing ideas to reimagine the Annual Conference; this led to the creation of the popular Suite Crawl – now Cabana Crawl – 0networking event. VeriFacts has set the standard for hosting a suite and, in the past two years, a cabana for Cabana Crawl.
As CEO of VeriFacts since 2017, Stephanie is responsible for the vision of the company and the oversight of strategy execution over the entire organization. She is always willing to take risks and innovate, and RMAI’s Annual Conference would not be the same without the enthusiasm that she and her team bring to the event.
Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 580 companies that purchase or support the purchase of performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. The RMAI Receivables Management Certification Program and Code of Ethics set the global standard within the receivables industry due to the rigorous uniform standards of best practice which focus on protecting consumers. More information about RMAI is available at www.rmaintl.org.
RMAI’s 2022 Annual Conference is the 25th anniversary of the conference and brings together stakeholders in the receivables management industry—welcoming attendees and exhibitors, presenting highly-respected educational programming, and numerous networking opportunities with key participants, including debt buying companies, collection law firms, collection agencies, brokers, vendors, major creditors, and international members.