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March 2021 / April 2021
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Chandler Signs
Convergint Technologies
GFL Environmental
RWS Crane and Rigging     
U S Silica
Work Wear Safety Shoes
X P O Logistics – 2 multiple memberships

Please keep checking our NACM Southwest website for all COVID-19 Resources and Updates for our members.

Congratulations to KARI GOODSPEED (Bluetone Communications, LLC) who became a grandmother to Finley Kathryn on February 2nd. Have fun with that baby, Kari!
Celebration is in order, too, for NACM Southwest employee KEILAH SUTANTO on the birth of her baby girl, Emory Grace, born on February 13th and weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 oz. All our best wishes go out to Keilah and her family.
We were saddened to hear that RUSS GRIMM, newly retired from Heatwave, passed away on January 6th after contracting COVID-19 while battling cancer. Russ was dedicated to the credit profession and spent sixteen years as a board member on the NACM MidAmerica Board and was a mentor to others entering the credit industry. He attended his credit group monthly and gave of his knowledge and expertise to the group. When the association needed a location in Tulsa to meet for training or social events, Russ would volunteer the showroom at Heatwave for the gatherings. Thank you, Russ, for helping others. You will be missed.


We were honored to recognize Anne Scarcella, CCE, CCRA as our credit executive of the year during our Annual Meeting last month.
Anne has served the profession tirelessly for many years now. Her contributions include not availing herself of the education opportunities that NACM offers, but also giving back by being an instructor and sharing her knowledge with others who want to learn and grow in their careers.
She is a valued part of our network and supports NACM services and shares with others how those resources and services can provide value to each of them! From understanding the importance of contributing her company’s data to attending industry credit groups, Anne serves tirelessly to ensure that everyone has the knowledge to do their jobs to the best of their ability.
We could go on and on about her contributions to the industry, the profession, and to NACM and its members. We’re hopeful that in the near future you’ll get a chance to meet and network with Anne which will, no doubt, provide you with an understanding of just how deserving she is of this award.
Thank you Anne for all you do and CONGRATULATIONS!


Once each year, NACM Southwest has the opportunity to recognize individuals who have impacted us, the membership, and the credit profession in a special way. This year we gathered virtually to recognize a few of those people. 
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of our Mentor of the Year award. These people give of their time and talent to support the credit profession and their colleagues in the industry.
Sarah Canady, CBF – Ben E Keith
Faron DeHart – RPC, Inc.
Terri Lamonte – Interior Exterior Building Supply
Lori Doyle – Triple S Steel
Mentors are so important in our industry and they help support the recipients of this next award – the Emerging Leader award. These are professionals who the committee believes represents the future of credit and are working hard today to make a difference!  Please join us in congratulating:
Kelsey Daugherty – Equity Exchange
Kristall McCall, CBA – Alliance Sports Group
Debra Naismith, CBA – Lehigh Hanson
Carlos Ortiz, CBA – Allergan Pharmaceuticals
Thank you to EVERYONE who works hard each and every day to support, sustain, and improve the credit profession!

The More You Know

  • Upcoming Dates for 2021 Accreditation:

  • Application Due: January 15, 2021
  • Exam Date: March 8, 2021

  • Application Due: March 19, 2021
  • Exam Date: May 16, 2021 (Credit Congress Kansas City, MO)

  • Application Due: May 28, 2021
  • Exam Date: July 26, 2021

  • Application Due: September 10, 2021
  • Exam Date: November 8, 2021
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It is our sincere pleasure to announce that the following NACM Southwest members have successfully completed the requirements for the Certified Credit Executive, Credit Business Fellow and Certified Business Associate designations awarded by the National Association of Credit Management. Their accomplishments attest to the knowledge, drive and dedication they have for the credit profession.
Certified Credit Executive:
Christopher Lowe, CCE (Archrock Services, LP)
Kaylyn To, CCE (Ferguson Enterprises)
Certified Business Fellow:
Ashley C. Alvarenga, CBF (McElroy Metal)
Kaylyn To, CBF (Ferguson Enterprises)
Certified Business Associates:     
Sarah Estes, CBA (Hajoca Corporation)
Danielle Hinojos, CBA (Lehigh Hanson)
Lorielle Inglehart, CBA (Lehigh Hanson)
Kina Jackson, CBA (Lehigh Hanson)
Kristal McCall, CBA (Alliance Sports Group)
Lorielle Inglehart, CBA (Lehigh Hanson)
Michelle Montoya, CBA (Lehigh Hanson)
Debra Naismith, CBA (Lehigh Hanson)
Carlos Ortiz, CBA (Allergan Pharmaceuticals)
Matthew Spire, CBA (Lehigh Hanson)
Congratulations to you all on your accomplishments.

NACM Southwest Scholarship Fund
The NACM Southwest Education Fund is designed for ALL NACM Southwest members who contribute to the fund. It provides a great opportunity to help keep the costs affordable for the educational seminars and events that your association offers.
With your contribution, you and your company, as well as your fellow credit professionals, help provide the opportunity for low cost educational events that help elevate the level of the credit profession and professional.
The next time you receive your invoice, please consider the voluntary education fund contribution. The beneficiary of the fund may be you and your company!
Any questions regarding the Education Program please contact Tony Clark NACM Southwest 972/518-0019.

College tuition scholarship:
The NACM Southwest Memorial Scholarship was created to honor past NACM Southwest members who gave generously of their time and expertise to serve their Association. This $1,000 scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors of NACM Southwest members and staff who have achieved academic excellence while also being involved in high school and community activities. Applications are available by emailing Tony Clark at . The deadline for receipt of completed applications is April 1, 2021.