Member Highlight: Mary Jane Hogan

Oct 15, 14 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

Mary Jane Hogan Member Highlight

Mary Jane Hogan

This month’s Member Highlight is Mary Jane Hogan, President of National Locating & Recovery in Birmingham, Alabama and the First Lady of ARA. Mary Jane was the longest serving board member in the history of ARA and her commitment and loyalty is unquestioned. Her 23 years of service to an association that is “her life” will be remembered for it’s commitment, loyalty and drive to the entire membership. The fact that the membership elected her to the board eight times says a lot about their belief and confidence in her. (more…)

ARA’s 50th Annual Convention A Huge Success

Oct 13, 14 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

Last month, ARA held their 50th Annual Convention in Clearwater Beach, Florida at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort. With more than 200 attendees, this was the biggest attendance that we have seen in years. Thanks to all of the speakers, exhibitors and guests who attended and participated at this year’s event – it was a huge success. The 51st Annual Convention is sure to be even bigger and better!

Convention   Convention  (more…)

Skip Tracing: The Lost Art of Conversation

ARA friend and colleague, Alex Price, recently wrote a guest blog for BellesLink regarding the art of communication in the skip tracing field. The original version can be found HERE

For years I have used my writings to advocate the power of networking, and have gone so far as to acknowledge that most of the success I have had in life is due to my ability to network. I have never thrown a business card away. I even carry a small recorder with me at all times to record some simple highlights of a conversation so that I can document it at a later time, as the old memory is not what it once was, and the gems gleaned from impromptu conversations are sometimes the most valuable. (more…)

Navy SEAL Commander, Rorke Denver, to Keynote NARS 2015

Sep 18, 14 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

Photo credit: Aaron Huniu Photography

Photo credit: Aaron Huniu Photography

We are proud to announce that Commander Rorke Denver, decorated SEAL commander, training officer, author and movie star, will keynote NARS 2015. Denver will share military strategy and leadership lessons that attendees can use to enhance their success in the recovery industry while emphasizing the importance of industry unity. (more…)

ARA September Webinar Registration Now Available

Sep 9, 14 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments


Join us for this month’s webinar, How To Minimize Risk: Information On Safe Driver Programs, presented by Mike Peplinski, ARA’s insurance representative from Harding Brooks Insurance. Register now for our upcoming webinar sessions:

Wednesday, August 20, 11:30 a.m. CST / 12:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, August 21, 2:00 p.m. CST / 3:00 p.m. EST (more…)

Member Highlight: Emily Massey

Sep 3, 14 • ARA Member Spotlight2 Comments

Member Highlight - Emily Massey

This month’s member highlight is on Emily Massey of Stinger Certified Asset Recovery in San Antonio, Texas. Emily has been an avid member of this year’s Member Benefits Committee and has provided some great contacts to help make new benefits for our members. She’s currently working with a District Manager of Verizon Wireless to address a variety of opportunities to provide for ARA members, including the possibility of an equipment and accessories discount, data usage at 10gb per wifi device, customer support nationwide and contract length. (more…)

ARA August Webinar Registration Now Available

Aug 14, 14 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments


Join us for this month’s webinar focusing on: How To Handle Bankruptcy In The Field And The Issue Of Personal Property presented by Dave Kennedy of First Credit Resources. Register now for our upcoming webinar sessions:

Wednesday, August 20, 11:30 a.m. CST / 12:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, August 21, 2:00 p.m. CST / 3:00 p.m. EST (more…)

Member Highlight: Patrick Dunleavy

Aug 6, 14 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

Member Highlight Patrick Dunleavy

PatrickThis month’s Member Highlight is on Patrick Dunleavy, Remarketing Director of TCAR Recovery in New York. Over the past several months, Patrick has been spearheading ARA’s Young Professional Repossessors Commission (YPRC), a group of young professionals comprised of ARA members, family members and business associates. (more…)

New Insurance Partnership To Benefit Members

Aug 5, 14 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

ARA is proud to announce its partnership with Harding Brooks Insurance and Northern Star Management to offer exciting new benefits, available exclusively to all ARA members.

Through this partnership, members will have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of unique offerings including performance-based dividend returns, interest-free payments and voluntary employee benefits such as life, disability and accident insurance. Harding Brooks Insurance and North Star Management will also utilize ARA’s Compliance Monitoring System, which will save members both time and money to ensure their company meets ARA’s minimum compliance standards. (more…)

The Implications of an Expanding Repo Industry

Auto Finance Excellence featured ARA in a recent article about the recovery industry. The original version can be found HERE

Led by automobiles, the repossession business is poised to enter five relatively fat years following five lean years, bolstered by a stronger economy, greater sales of new vehicles and increased lending to borrowers with less than perfect credit, according to a new report.

Repo companies that do their business “the right way” – i.e., by complying with stricter federal regulations and lender oversight – are likely to take a greater share of the expanding business. (more…)

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