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Spotlight on Credit Congress speakers.

Don't miss these and other engaging speakers as they share their expertise on a vast array of subjects, from leadership skills to finance and legal topics to international credit management issues.

Wanda Borges, Esq. is a member of the Borges & Associates, LLC law firm. Wanda has concentrated her practice on commercial litigation and creditors' rights in commercial insolvency matters representing corporate clients and creditors' committees throughout the United States in Chapter 11 proceedings, out of court settlements, commercial transactions and preference defenses, for an excess of 25 years. She serves the Commercial Law League of America as an Attorney Member of its National Board of Governors, a Past Chair of the Bankruptcy Section and a past member of the executive council of its Eastern Region. She is a member of INSOL, the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association. She is one of the authors of the Comments of the Commercial Law League of America and its Bankruptcy Section to the Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Wanda has authored, edited and contributed to numerous publications including Thomson West's Enforcing Judgments and Collecting Debts in New York, NACM's Antitrust, Restraint of Trade and Unfair Competition: Myth Versus Reality, Principles of Business Credit and Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws.

Presenting sessions #14021 and 14025 on Monday, #14040 on Tuesday and 14064 on Wednesday.

Ed Curren, CICP is the Credit Manager for The Babcock & Wilcox Company. Ed's career has revolved around international business since he graduated from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, Phoenix, Arizona, with both a Bachelor of International Management and an MBA in International Management. During the course of his career, five credit departments were built from the ground up, including three departments in Asia. International assignments have included Berlin, Germany and Singapore. While most of Ed's career has focused on credit management, he is also involved in education, teaching and developing curriculum in International Credit, Export Marketing, general International Management, Finance and Economics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Ed earned FCIB's professional designation, Certified International Credit Professional (CICP). He is currently serving on an FCIB team to develop curriculum for a new online international credit course and working toward earning the Certified International Credit Executive (CICE) designation.

Presenting session #14044 on Tuesday.

Carolyn J. Davis, CCE has been the Credit Manager for ColorGraphics since 1987 and has held credit and financial management positions in the printing industry since 1974. Carolyn attended UCLA and LA Mission College. She became certified through NACM-National, earning her CBA, CBF and CCE designations. Carolyn is a former member of the CMA Business Credit Services of California Board of Directors. She is a contributor to the Printing Impressions magazine, the Credit & Collections Newsletter (the Bureau of Business Practice) and Credit Today. Carolyn has spoken for both the NACM Western Region Credit Conference, for CMA and for the Printing Industries Association of Southern California.

Presenting session #14077 on Wednesday.

Susan Delloiacono, CCE began her career in the credit profession over 25 years ago. She has had the pleasure of working at companies, such as American Home Products, Unisys Corporation, Dialogic Corporation, Intel Corporation and Brother International. While at Dialogic, Susan managed both the worldwide operations of Customer Service and Credit Management. The management of the order to cash process has enabled her to develop a unique management perspective. Currently, she is the Director of Credit for Brother International Corporation and serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Credit and Financial Management Association, an NACM Affiliate. Susan completed her undergraduate work in management at the University of Phoenix and is currently working on her Master's in Global Management. She is also an alumnus of the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management (GSCFM) where she received her CCE and the Executive Award with Highest Distinction.

Presenting session #14087 on Wednesday.

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated--an organization devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community. His book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership is a recipient of Fast Company magazine's Readers' Choice Award and was named one of the ten best business books of 2004 by the online resource, CEO Refresher. He is a contributor to the anthology, Leading Authorities on Business: Winning Strategies From the Greatest Minds in Business Today, and is the author of the audio series, Extreme Leadership: In Pursuit of the O.S.M. A subject-matter expert in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Steve is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has conducted hundreds of engagements with thousands of business people in a wide variety of organizations including Sun Microsystems, The Discovery Channel, Clorox, Abbott Laboratories, Eddie Bauer, Intel, Kraft Foods, Verizon, The American Medical Association, The General Services Administration, The Council for Excellence in Government, Wells Fargo, Walt Disney Imagineering and many others.

Steve joined the Tom Peters Company in 1994 as their first full-time staff consultant. He quickly became their most requested consultant and speaker and was given the title of "Vice President and Official Mouthpiece" (that's what it said on his business card). Tom Peters calls himself "an unabashed Farber fan," so it's no surprise that in June of 2001--a year after he'd left the firm--Steve was honored with the designation of Tom Peters Company Fellow.

Presenting Monday's Opening General Session.

Ken Harvey graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN with a BA in Economics. He has worked in various senior financial management positions for over 20 years, including Credit and Accounts Receivable management, General Accounting, Auditing, Treasury and Cash management. I've held financial management positions with small privately held companies as well as Fortune 100 companies in distribution, manufacturing, agriculture, brokerage and import/export. Currently Ken is President of KMH Consulting, LLC, a consulting company specializing in Credit, AR and AP management, training and outsourcing.

Presenting sessions #14068 and #14093 on Wednesday.

Steven C. Isherg, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Finance at the Robert G. Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore, and Credit Research Fellow at the Credit Research Foundation of the NACM. Steve earned a B.A. degree in Economics at State University of New York, College at Cortland, and holds an M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from Binghamton University (State University of New York). In addition to his current position at the University of Baltimore, he has been on the faculty at Northern Illinois University and has served as a visiting professor at University of Maryland, College Park.

Presenting session #14047 on Tuesday.

Keith Lowry, President/CEO of Keith Lowry Seminars, Inc., has been teaching and training in a wide variety of settings for over 25 years, to great reviews. His audiences respond positively to his wonderful blend of humor and wisdom, and always ask for more. He has delivered over 2500 seminars and conferences, in every U.S. State, Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, and Ireland. Keith's unique style of edutainment keeps audiences laughing and learning. A greatly sought after speaker/trainer, Keith's extensive experience in managing people and time turns each session into a gold-mine of ideas and revelations that participants can take back and put to use immediately. With an undergraduate degree in communications, and a graduate degree in education, his training and experiences, shared so deftly in his engaging stories and anecdotes, keep audiences spellbound and learning throughout every session. Keith Lowry Seminars, Inc., founded in 1996, has grown to include over a dozen speakers and a broad variety of topics to address the educational needs of our diverse client base.

Presenting session #14041 on Tuesday and #14071 & #14091 on Wednesday.

James A. McIntyre, CCE is President of McIntyre Enterprises, LTD., a firm specializing in financial education, training programs and credit consulting. Jim teaches Fundamentals of Credit and Advanced Credit Analysis at North Hennepin Community College and is a member of NHCC Business School Accreditation and Advisory Committee. In addition, Jim currently teaches the NACM Credit Administration program for NACM North Central. He served as Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Credit Management from May 1996 through May 1997. Jim was awarded the Alice M. McGregor Award of Exceptional Achievement from NACM at the 1999 Credit Congress, and was the 2000 NACM and Robert Half/Accountemps Co-Instructor of the Year.

Presenting the Certificate Session: Business Credit Principles, sessions #14000-14004, Sunday through Wednesday.

Albert Mensah is the author of the best-selling book, When the Drumbeat Changes, Dance a Different Dance and OK Means Opportunity Knocking. He was born in Ghana, Africa into poverty. After seeing an American movie at eight years old, he set a goal of going to the United States, a land of opportunity. His dream came true when he earned a full scholarship to college in the U.S. Albert attended Western Maryland College earning a B.A in English in 1983. Since graduating from college, Albert has become a sought after speaker around the world. In 1999, he was the first runner-up at the prestigious Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. Summarizing his life into words, he says that these are the concepts that he deals with most in his life and conveys in his presentations: Dreams, Opportunity, Success, Change, Fear, Communication, Passion and Enthusiasm.

Presenting Tuesday's Super Session.

Bruce S, Nathan, Esq, is currently a member of the law firm of Lowenstein Sandier PC and is an active member of NACM. Bruce concentrates on all aspects of creditors' rights and workouts in bankruptcy, out of court matters, and other types of insolvency cases. Bruce holds combined J.D./M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Management. He is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), is a co-chair of ABI's Unsecured Trade Creditor Committee, is a contributing editor for the "Last In Line" column published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and is the editor of ABI's Second Circuit Update. Bruce also is the author of Manual on Trade Creditors' Rights of Reclamation and Stoppage of Delivery of Goods published by ABI and a monograph entitled Protecting Corporate Creditors Under the Bankruptcy Code published by Matthew Bender. He frequently writes for NACM's Business Credit and other credit-oriented periodicals. Bruce is a member of NACM's Editorial Advisory Board and is a contributing editor of Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws, published by NACM.

Presenting sessions # 14025 and #14029 on Monday, #14040 on Tuesday and #14054 on Wednesday.

George A. Schnupp, CCE is the U.S. Director of Credit at Anixter Inc. that is the global leader in supply chain services and distribution of wire, cable and communications. With 27 years of experience in the credit field, he has implemented various PC-based credit processes, eliminating numerous routine repetitive tasks performed by credit personnel. George is an instructor for NACM/Chicago-Midwest (Chicago Institute of Credit), William Rainey Harper College and the NACM-National's Mid-Career School. He has taught Principles of Business Credit, Basic Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis I, Financial Statements (Intermediate): Interpretation and Credit Risk Assessment and Essentials of Finance. He is a graduate of the NACM Graduate School of Credit & Financial Management. He has authored the course material for the CCE Prep Course that is offered at Credit Congress. He is also a core contributor to the Principles of Business Credit book used in the Credit Administration Program. George serves on numerous national committees, including the National Accreditation Committee and the National Advanced Credit Administration Program Instructors Committee. He was also named the NACM and Robert Half/Accountemps Instructor of the Year in 1999. George has been the recipient of the NACM/Chicago-Midwest Credit Executive of the Year award.

Presenting the Certificate Session: Financial Statements, Interpretation and Credit Risk Assessment, sessions #14005-14009, Sunday through Wednesday.

Madeline Y. Sprague, CTP is Vice President and Trade Services Relationship Manager for Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank in Houston, Texas. She works closely with exporters and importers in the structuring and processing of international trade transactions. She has over 24 years of documentary product expertise, and has conducted seminars on letters of credit and other international payment mechanisms for several local and statewide organizations, as well as for bank clients. Prior to joining The Trade Bank, she handled international sales for Bank One's Houston area, and managed international operations for both CoreStates' and Bankers Trust's Houston Edge Act branches. Madeline is a Certified Treasury Professional, and has a Bachelor's degree in languages and linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Presenting sessions #14061 and #14094 on Wednesday.

Kenneth E. Stone was Professor of Economics and Extension Economist at Iowa State University for over 27 years. He has a BS in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois, an MS in management science from Texas Christian University and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois.

Kenneth's work is primarily in the areas of retail trade and business management. He was the first academic in the U.S. to conduct studies of the economic impacts of 1) shopping malls, 2) discount department stores and 3) "big box" building materials stores. He has made over 1,400 presentations before community groups and trade associations in all the U.S. states and in most of the Canadian provinces and numerous foreign countries.

Kenneth's work has been profiled in the New York Times and he has also been quoted in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Economist and the Wall Street Journal. He has been featured on public TV, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, ABC Good Morning America and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation show, Venture. Most recently, he appeared in a CNBC documentary on Wal-Mart. Kenneth is the author of the 1995 book, Competing With the Retail Giants.

Presenting session #14067 on Wednesday.

Dennis W. Thomasssie, CCE is a graduate of Louisiana State University in New Orleans with a BS degree in Marketing. After graduation, he served proudly in the United States Air Force for seven years as a pilot. He was then employed by D&B for seven years, lastly as Regional Director of Training, moving on to work as the Corporate Credit Manager for RSR Corporation, a secondary lead smelter with worldwide operations. Dennis has held this position for the last 19 years being responsible for all credit and collection functions for all accounts for the company and its subsidiaries.

As President of his Industry Group, he implemented the program format to include educational sessions at all meetings that is still in place today. An active participant in all NACM Credit Congresses since joining NACM in 1986, he continues to actively use NAOM resources to further his education-al growth. Dennis joined CFDD in 1994 and has served as Member-At-Large, Area Director, Vice Chairman Member Services, Vice Chairman Education and Program and is currently serving as National Chairman. He has been awarded the Credit Executive of the Year Award by his local CFDD chapter and the CFDD National Distinguished Member Achievement Award. As a strong proponent of continuing education, he has taught on various credit-related topics locally, regionally, and nationally. He is also currently Mentor Chairman for his CFDD chapter and has taught a Mentoring workshop regionally and nationally.

Presenting session #14015 on Monday.
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Title Annotation:NACM's 110th Credit Congress Exposition
Publication:Business Credit
Date:Mar 1, 2006
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