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RMA 2017 Conference
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November 15-16, 2017 New! Hyatt Regency Toronto
(370 King Street Toronto)


President’s Message Update

Dear RMA/ACGC members,

It has been some time since I have posted an update on RMA/AGAC and what we are doggedly engaged in on your behalf. Our Communications Committee, has been diligent in posting our correspondence with the various Provincial government bodies we have been in contact with in regards our industry’s issues on our Website. We will continue to improve our communications efforts with you our members throughout our Fiscal Year.

We will be undertaking an active solicitation for your continued membership, and as efforts by our Membership Committee attest we are making considerable progress in gaining membership.

On behalf of the Board of Director’s of RMA/ACGC, we are soliciting your attendance and support for our 2017 Annual Conference being held at the Hyatt Hotel at 370 King St., Toronto. The event takes place on November 15 & 16, 2017.

I strongly encourage each member’s participation and any promotional efforts to spread the word to potential attendees for greater participation at this the Premier Credit Conference of the year.

Further, on behalf of the Board of Director’s, I am including the following Announcement.

This announcement marks a significant step in building a stronger Association on many levels, it covers the acceptance by George Preece CCP(Emeritus) of the Inaugural Managing Director’s position of RMA/ACGC. I direct you to the Announcement.

Sincerely,

Stephen J. Sheather,

President, Receivables Management Association of Canada



Announcement

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the RMA/ACGC Association of Canada, I am announcing that effective September 1, 2017 George Preece CCP(Emeritus) has accepted the Inaugural position of the Managing Director of RMA/ACGC Canada.

George has been a previous President of RMA/ACGC, as well as a founding member, George has a tremendous amount of experience in Associations as he previously held the titles of President and Dean of the Credit Institute of Canada.

George has over 50 years in the Credit Industry and we are very thankful that George is accepting this position.

George’s experience began in the chartered banking system with BMO and BNS in Consumer and Commercial lending. The next phase was in the equipment financing industry with International Harvester Corporation and GE Capital Equipment Financing division in credit and asset management. His most recent position was with Canadian Tire where he was in the credit card recoveries/debt sales plus providing credit/risk management for two divisions of CTC.

He is our first Managing Director and brings tremendous value to the Association in terms of experience, counsel, and knowledge of Associations.

Please join me in welcoming George Preece CCP(Emeritus)

George can be reached by e-mail at receivablesmanagementcanada@gmail.com



Position: Member, Board of Directors

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors

Receivables Management Association of Canada Inc. (RMA Canada) is actively looking to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors. If you are interested in applying, please submit your credentials, which should include a letter of interest and a current resume to: president@rmacanada.org and info@rmacanada.org. Submissions will be accepted until January 15th, 2018 with only a selected list of finalist candidates will being contacted.

Key Responsibilities:
  • It is the board's responsibility to create and review a corporate mission statement and purpose that articulates the organization's goals, means, and primary constituents being served appropriately.
  • Board members must reach consensus on the chief executive's responsibilities and must elect the most qualified individual for the position.
  • The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
  • One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to provide adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
  • The board is ultimately responsible for ensuring adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
  • Boards must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.
  • All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate its own performance.
  • The board should clearly articulate the organization's mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
  • The board's responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization's mission and to monitor their effectiveness.
  • The board should ensure that the chief executive has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.

Experience/Qualifications:

This is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals who are passionate about RMA Canada’s mission. Successful candidates will have proven leadership in the receivables management industry. RMA Canada is interested in individuals who have various levels of experience in the industry from across the many disciplines within the businesses managing receivables as a creditor or a service provider to the credit community. RMA Canada also wishes to be representative of its membership by including geographic diversity, francophone, female and ethno-racial representation.

Ideal candidates will have most of the following qualifications:
  • Extensive experience and significant leadership accomplishments in Credit and receivables management;
  • Strong diplomatic skills and the ability to cultivate relationships, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals;
  • Have demonstrated personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion in their business activities; and,
  • Capacity to work with a diversity of perspectives to advance the RMA Canada’s mission and vision.

Expectations of New Board Members:

There is an expectation that selected individuals will:
  • Regularly attend board and important related meetings;
  • Make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work;
  • Volunteer for/willingly accept and complete assignments;
  • Stay informed about RMA Canada, Board and Board committee matters, prepare themselves well for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports;
  • Get to know other Board and Board committee members and work to build a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus; and,
  • Recognize the need to think broadly beyond the competencies and constituencies that they individually represent to reflect the mission and goals of RMA Canada.

To learn more about RMA Canada, please visit the website rmacanada.org or contact us at info@rmacanada.org



Past President's Messages

Please view our Inaugural RMA Newsletter for more information.

Presidents message January 2012
Presidents message October 2012
Presidents message February 2013
Presidents message July 2013
Presidents message September 2014
Presidents message November 2016.docx
President's message November 2016

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