Register Now For The April Webinar

Apr 23, 15 • NewsNo Comments

Register Now for this month's webinar

Join us for our April webinar focusing on:
Building Your Compliance Program
presented by Dave Kennedy, First Credit Resources, Inc. 

Register Online
Tuesday, April 28, 11:30 a.m. CST / 12:30 p.m. EST
OR

Register Online
Wednesday, April 29, 1:30 p.m. CST / 2:30 p.m. EST

ARA members must register online for the webinar with individual email addresses to receive a certificate of completion. If computer sharing is necessary, please provide a list of employee names and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet to tricia@americanrecoveryassn.org.

American Recovery Association provides a free continuing education webinar series for recovery and remarketing professionals. The one-hour webinar offers education about the latest recovery laws and regulations, compliance policies and industry issues.

This webinar will be open to managers and business owners.

We are also excited to announce that the state of Louisiana now recognizes all ARA webinars as part of the eight hours of continuing education that is required to renew state licenses.

If you have any questions or feedback about our continuing education webinar series, please contact ARA Home Office at 972-755-4755 or homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org.

Member Highlight: Ron Brown

Apr 1, 15 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

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Ron Brown 1This month’s Member Highlight is on Ron Brown, president and chief executive officer of CSI Group in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, one of the oldest and largest asset investigation and recovery agencies in the Central Plains area. Ron has more than 35 years of experience in the field of locating and recovery and has worked over 30,000 repossessions.

Ron joined the CSI Group in 1973 and repossessed his first car on his first day of work. Ron has a background in criminal justice and had worked for the U.S. Government in Southeast Asia before joining the repossession and recovery industry.

As a commissioned private investigator, Ron works with different law enforcement groups to recover and transport people and animals during crisis. Ron has assisted law enforcement agencies such as the U.S. Marshall’s Service, U.S. Customs, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Texas Rangers.

Ron certainly knows how to utilize his resources and use his knowledge to help others. When natural disaster strikes and animals need to be relocated safely, Ron and his horse ranch come to the rescue. Moving cows and horses with drives and trailers are a huge help to those in need during crisis.

Ron’s biggest passion in life is hunting the most dangerous prey on the face of the earth – man. With that passion and background in skip tracing and cyber tracking Ron manages to help find missing people. Ron has used his knowledge to not only track missing persons but to train law enforcement around the world to track and find missing or wanted persons.

A father to three very successful children, Ron considers his family and his horses to be the most important things in life. His eldest son is an architect who has built structures all over the world. The middle child is an attorney who practiced in France, married and French lady and now practices corporate law. His youngest works with Ron at CSI Group as the AVP of sales.

Ron Brown is a great example of someone who takes a finely tuned talent and uses it to give back to the community. His sharp wit, unique perspective and years of experience make him a fierce hunter and excellent investigator. I think we can all agree that we are glad to have Ron on our side. We’re also pretty fortunate to have had Ron speak as our emcee at NARS 2015. Thanks for all that you do, Ron!

Thanks For A Successful NARS 2015

Mar 19, 15 • ARA News and Events, NewsNo Comments

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The 7th Annual North American Repossessors Summit proved to be the epitome of unity within the recovery and remarketing industry. This year’s summit hosted more than 500 attendees, an all-time high for NARS attendance. All sponsorship and exhibitor spots for the summit were filled, allowing a plethora of networking and marketing opportunities. The impressive speakers, thought-provoking discussions and unfaltering support from the recovery and remarketing community made this year’s summit the best one yet.

A highlight of NARS 2015 was the boisterous presentation by Commander and Navy Seal, Rorke Denver. Denver shared the lessons he learned from SEAL training to inspire industry professionals to lead and perform at their highest level. By sharing clips from his movie, stories from his adventures and leadership lessons learned from his past, Rorke had the audience mesmerized and enchanted.

Insightful and educational, John Messiha and Tom Haas graciously shared insight into the world of compliance. Questions from the floor were responded to with honest and helpful advice on how best to modify businesses to meet compliance standards.

Mac Fulfer proved to be a real treat for summit attendees. Fulfer explained stranger’s personalities and characteristics by reading their faces. Fulfer shared his knowledge of face reading with his NARS closing session, Facing Success. The session explained how to enhance communication with others by reading facial expressions.

Presentations by Tim Hamilton and Adam Boyd were informative and exuberant. Both focused on the road to success and illustrated different practices to help business owners obtain their success. Greg Crabtree provided data to help illustrate how much it really costs to work an assignment, allowing businesses to charge clients accordingly. Michael Eusebio presented on how technology can be utilized to improve profits, both speakers allowed attendees to get a more firm grasp on how assignments are effected financially.

The summit also featured roundtable sessions led by influential speakers. Paul Kulas, Alex Price, Dawn Psaromatis, Michele Ball, Doug Duncan and John Lewis led roundtable sessions and were able to talk with attendees on a more intimate level allowing for a more engaged conversation tailored to the attendee’s specifics.

In addition to the high quality of speakers, the summit offered networking opportunities at the DRN Sponsored Cocktail Party and network room, which became a breeding ground for discussion on hot topics occurring in the industry.

Attendees were given the opportunity to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County while networking with other professionals. The third annual NARS golf tournament hosted by ARA and Capital One Auto Finance and sponsored by MVTRAC and Recovery Manager Pro, raised $5000 for the non-profit. The tournament took place at the beautiful Luna Vista Golf Course where golfers were able to bid for exclusive opportunities to team up with Capital One Auto Finance employees.

The camaraderie shown during NARS provides a beacon of hope for our industry and its future. Many have declared this the best NARS the industry has seen and it is our goal to set the bar even higher for next year.

Sincerely,

Jerry Wilson
ARA President

ARA February Webinar Registration Now Available

Feb 19, 15 • NewsNo Comments

Register Now for this month's webinar

Join us for our February webinar focusing on:
Putting Your People First Creates A Consistently Compliant Company
presented by Doug Duncan, TalentValue

Register Online
Wednesday, February 25, 1:00 p.m. CST / 2:00 p.m. EST
OR

Register Online
Thursday, February 26, 11:00 a.m. CST / 12:00 p.m. EST

ARA members must register online for the webinar with individual email addresses to receive a certificate of completion. If computer sharing is necessary, please provide a list of employee names and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet to tricia@americanrecoveryassn.org.American Recovery Association provides a free continuing education webinar series for recovery and remarketing professionals. The one-hour webinar offers education about the latest recovery laws and regulations, compliance policies and industry issues.

This webinar will be open to both employees and business owners.

We are also excited to announce that the state of Louisiana now recognizes all ARA webinars as part of the eight hours of continuing education that is required to renew state licenses.

If you have any questions or feedback about our continuing education webinar series, please contact ARA Home Office at 972-755-4755 or homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org.

Want A Chance To Play A Round Of Golf With A Capital One Employee?

Feb 16, 15 • NewsNo Comments

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NEW INDSUTRY COMMISSION GIVES A VOICE TO A NEW GENERATION OF RECOVERY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Feb 13, 15 • NewsNo Comments

New Industry Commission Gives A Voice To A New Generation Of Recovery Industry Professionals

Young Professional Repossessors Commission Will Unite Young Recovery Professionals Within ARA and the Repossession Industry

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11, 2015 – American Recovery Association (ARA), the world’s largest association of recovery and repossession professionals, today officially announced the formation of the Young Professional Repossessors Commission (YPRC), a committee dedicated to educating, empowering and creating a platform for young industry professionals to speak and lead on behalf of ARA and the recovery industry. To become a member, you must be under the age of 35. Membership is open to ARA and non-ARA members.

YPRC’s mission is to educate and empower young professionals with the resources they need to have a voice and be heard in the recovery and remarketing industry.

“As our industry is ever evolving and many of us are looking ahead to our retirement years, we wanted to create a place where young industry professionals would feel comfortable and empowered to get actively involved in protecting and prospering our industry,” said Jerry Wilson, president of ARA. “YPRC was formed to meet this demand and ensure the next generation of ‘voices for our industry’ are being heard.”

To augment ARA’s strengthen and unity, YPRC was formed to assist in developing and executing ideas that will help ensure the future success of ARA and the recovery industry.

Monthly conference calls and webinars will be conducted for YPRC members to discuss industry news, membership opportunities and other commission updates. The committee also plans to hold a meeting at NARS 2015 to share ideas and suggestions, which will be discussed with the ARA Board of Directors. If you are interested in becoming a member, email Patrick Dunleavy at PatrickDunleavy@TCARinc.com.

 

Member Highlight: James & Cindy Lee

Feb 6, 15 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

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9ead6679-c85e-4f6d-903e-d8230d5cc1b4This month’s Member Highlight spotlights James and Cindy Lee of River City Recovery in Richmond, Virginia. James and Cindy joined ARA in 2013 and have become dedicated and active members.

James and Cindy devote time to assisting the needy in their community. By volunteering their time and giving donations, the couple contributes to such worthy causes as the American Heart Association, Hanover Habitat and American Cancer Society. James and Cindy also contribute to their community by supporting small businesses, like their own, as much as possible. Their philosophy is that if they support small businesses, then the revenue will remain in and contribute to the betterment of the community as a whole.

Random acts of kindness are also important to the couple. Believers in “paying it forward,” they help whenever they can. Recently they saw a mother’s social media request for a tow company because her son’s car was broken down. Cindy and James offered their services, at no cost, knowing that one day a kindness will be bestowed upon them when needed.

James and Cindy also raised their children to have the same passion for giving back to the community and volunteering for worthy causes. They have four daughters, ages 25, 19, 15 and 11. Each daughter has contributed within their community by volunteering with EMS departments, church groups, hospitals, fire departments and school groups. This generous family is always at-the-ready to help those in need.

Do you have an exciting hobby or are involved in raising money or awareness for a worthy cause? Please help us by submitting pictures and stories of those who deserve some recognition or those who are involved in projects of interest. We’d love to hear from you – submit your interesting stories and photos to
rachel@wellingtongrouppr.com.

Capital One Auto Finance to Host NARS 2015 Golf Tournament

Jan 28, 15 • ARA News and Events, News1 Comment

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We are proud to announce that NARS will partner with Capital One Auto Finance to host the third annual NARS Golf Tournament. This year’s event will be held on March 14th, and the profits will help support the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County. The tournament will be held on Saturday morning at the beautiful Luna Vista Golf Course, where golfers experience some of the greatest golf in America. It will be a four-person scramble and is reserved for those who have paid and registered to attend NARS.

The entry fee is $125 per player and includes a green fee, cart, range balls, box lunch and two drink tickets. It also includes a chance to network with Capital One employees at the Capital One Reception immediately following the tournament. The reception is available for participating golfers only. Transportation to and from the Omni Hotel and golf course will be provided upon request. To register, please visit reposummit.com or call 972.755.4755.

An exclusive opportunity to include a Capital One employee to your four-person team is also available. The one-on-one encounter will be offered at $750 and there are four spots open. To reserve your Capital One team opportunity, email Tricia at tricia@americanrecoveryassn.org.

Register Here!

ARA January Webinar Registration Now Available

Jan 21, 15 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

Register Now for this month's webinar

 

Join us for our January webinar, The Service Members Civil Relief Act, presented by Dave Kennedy of First Credit Resource. Register now for our upcoming webinar sessions:
 

Tuesday, January 27, 10:30 a.m. CST / 11:30 a.m. EST

Thursday, January 29, 1:00 p.m. CST / 2:00 p.m. EST

ARA members must register online for the webinar with individual email addresses to receive a certificate of completion. If computer sharing is necessary, please provide a list of employee names and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet to tricia@americanrecoveryassn.org.

American Recovery Association provides a free continuing education webinar series for recovery and remarketing professionals. The one-hour webinar offers education about the latest recovery laws and regulations, compliance policies and industry issues.

This webinar will be open to both employees and business owners.

We are also excited to announce that the state of Louisiana now recognizes all ARA webinars as part of the eight hours of continuing education that is required to renew state licenses.

If you have any questions or feedback about our continuing education webinar series, please contact ARA Home Office at 972-755-4755 or homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org.

Meet the NARS 2015 Headline Sponsor: Digital Recognition Network

Jan 20, 15 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

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We are excited to announce that Digital Recognition Network (DRN) will be the Headline and Cocktail Sponsor at NARS 2015. The DRN Affiliates Meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12th and will highlight the best way to be a profitable affiliate with DRN. The meeting will cover 2014 affiliate success metrics and best practices for success. Attendees will get to hear real-life stories about how affiliates have seen an increase in their revenue by implementing LPR’s best practices. The discussion will be followed by two technology announcements as well as exposure to a new productivity tool and camera system.

If you are interested in attending NARS, click HERE.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are also available. Visit reposummit.com to lean more.

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