Looking to make an impact in the receivables management industry? Consider running for the RMAI Board of Directors.

RMAI is seeking qualified candidates who wish to run for a two-year term on the Board of Directors. In 2022, there will be two (2) open Director seats (for certified debt buying companies) on the 10-member Board. RMAI-certified members will vote to fill the seat during the association’s annual election, with the option to vote by email starting in mid-January. Qualified individuals who wish to run must declare their candidacy no later than December 3, 2021.


The Director elected will serve a two-year term beginning February 2022 and ending February 2024. Individuals interested in running for the Director position must meet the following qualifications pursuant to the RMAI Bylaws:

Directors must:

  • Be an officer, director, or owner of five percent (5%) or greater interest of a Certified Member in good standing
  • Have four (4) years of experience in the purchase, management, or collection of receivables;
  • Have purchased a receivables portfolio in the prior year
  • Must have attended the annual conference in the calendar year preceding their election
  • Hold the “Certified Receivables Compliance Professional” designation through the Receivables Management Certification Program
  • Must currently be serving on a committee established pursuant to section 5.14, a special committee or task force designated by the President, or on the Certification Council or one of its committees established pursuant to section 7.1.

December 3, 2021: The deadline for members interested in running for the Board to declare their candidacy. To submit your name for the Director position, please send the following materials to Jan Stieger, Executive Director, 1050 Fulton Avenue, Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95825 or jstieger@rmaintl.org:

  • A letter of intent declaring your desire to be a candidate;
  • A professional photo;
  • A resume/bio and candidate statement not to exceed 400 words in total, which will be distributed to members with the official ballot; and
  • A copy of a redacted bill of sale or a reference letter on a seller’s letterhead verifying that the member company has purchased a debt portfolio in the previous twelve (12) months.

RMAI will hold a candidate education conference call for declared candidates the week after the December 3rd deadline to discuss the typical duties and responsibilities of board members.

January, 2022: Ballots will be sent to members the beginning of January, at which time voting will begin. In addition to voting for the Director positions, eligible member organizations may cast one vote to approve or not approve the 2022 slate of officers.

Eligible voting members may vote either by submitting a completed ballot via email (jstieger@rmaintl.org), fax (916-482-2760), regular mail, or by voting in person at RMAI’s Annual Conference. A ballot box will be located in the registration lobby until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Election results are announced following the close of the election.

Certified members who have renewed their membership and paid their association dues are eligible to vote during the annual election. Membership renewal invoices were mailed out on October 1, 2021. If your company needs assistance renewing, please contact Penny Cunha at pcunha@rmaintl.org or call RMAI at (916) 482-2462.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Stieger at (916) 482-2462 or by email.

This Member Alert is intended for members of the Receivables Management Association International, is for informational purposes only, and is in no way intended to provide legal advice. Members are encouraged to consult with an attorney of their choice for legal advice concerning this matter.