February 6, 2020 (Sacramento, CA) – Members of Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) elected Directors and Officers to its Board yesterday at the association’s annual conference. Of the ten-member Board, nine are continuing service from the previous year (some in new roles) and one is serving her first term. The 2020 Directors and Officers are:

James Mastriani, Velocity Portfolio Group, President

Adam Parks, Plaza Services, LLC, President Elect

Anne Thomas, Cavalry Investments, LLC, LLC, Treasurer

Jon Mazzoli, Resurgent Holdings, Secretary

Marian Sangalang, The Bureaus, Inc., Past President

Kelly Knepper-Stephens, TrueAccord, Director

Brett Soldevila, Security Credit Services, LLC, Director

Mike Colby, Second Round, LP, Director

Matt Maloney, First Financial Portfolio Services, LLC, Director

Laura Jensen, Absolute Resolutions, Corp./RAzOR Capital LLC, Director

Laura Jensen of Absolute Resolutions, Corp. and RAzOR Capital LLC is joining the RMAI Board of Directors for 2020.  Laura began her career in the ARM industry as a Senior Paralegal at First Data where she supported external law firms and law enforcement agencies in money order fraud cases. Laura was hired by SquareTwo Financial in 2003, ultimately serving as their Director of Portfolio Sales. In 2010 Laura joined West Asset Management as a Director of Sales where she primarily focused on clients in the financial services, higher education and utilities spaces.

Over the last decade, Laura has served on several RMAI committees, including Federal and State Legislative/Regulatory, Education, Business Development, Editorial, Legislative Fundraising and Membership. Laura received her Certified Receivables Compliance Professional certification in 2019. She served as a member of the 2013 CFPB Rule Making Taskforce and has participated in several advocacy days in Washington, D.C.

When seeking a position on the Board, Laura expressed her desire to be an effective ambassador for all membership.  “I am committed to supporting the invaluable advocacy and continuing education that the association is known for,” Laura stated, “as well as helping to identify new and innovative opportunities to broaden the membership and the benefits offered.”

RMAI’s plans for 2020 include continuing its role at the international level working with the ICCA to set global data security and privacy policy.  The organization is also awaiting the publishing of the CFPB final debt collection rule, and is ready to help members comply with new requirements.

“2020 promises to be another busy year for our advocacy work,” said Jan Stieger, Executive Director of RMAI.  “Our members can count on RMAI to represent the industry at both the state and federal levels.  We will continue our advocacy for regulation and legislation that is fair, balanced, and consistent.”

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About Receivables Management Association International

Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) is the nonprofit trade association that represents more than 550 companies that purchase or support the purchase of performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. The Receivables Management Certification Program and Code of Ethics set the global standard within the receivables industry due to its rigorous uniform industry standards of best practice which focus on the protection of the consumer. RMAI provides its members with extensive networking, educational, and business development opportunities in asset classes that span numerous industries. The association continually sets the standard in the receivables management industry through its highly effective grassroots advocacy, conferences, committees, task forces, publications, webinars, teleconferences, and breaking news alerts. Founded in 1997 as the Debt Buyers Association, RMAI is headquartered in Sacramento, California.