Thursday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. CST / 12:00 p.m. EST
This month we feature a rising star within the American Recovery Association, Brent Hoel from Charleston, West Virginia. As a third-generation ARA member, Brent has grown up in the industry, attending conventions with his father and getting ready to take the reins of the family business. After graduating from Fairmont State University with a business degree, he has continued to build on a strong legacy with his memberships in YPRC, TFA and Eagle Group XX. As one of the first members of YPRC, he recognizes the responsibility and opportunities ahead for his generation: “I’m trying to become more hands on, since we are going to be the ones in the positions to make changes and decisions. I’ve been around these organizations for so long, but never really had a voice.”
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 email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior year in high school is a stressful time for young adults. They are trying to determine the right career path for themselves, pass their senior-level classes, get ready for college, find the perfect prom date and enjoy as much of their senior year as possible. For most kids at that age, volunteering doesn’t exactly fit into their social calendars. Savanna Price however, is different than most.
Savanna, the daughter of ARA member Alex Price, has a true passion for volunteering and is a natural-born leader. She is a member of the service club at Mobile Christian High School where she helps host food drives to benefit local shelters and participates in a walk-a-thon to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Savanna is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Standards group as well as the National Honor Society. A prestigious accolade to add to Savanna’s long list of accomplishments was her selection to be an Oakleigh Belle. In a program run by the city of Mobile’s Historic Society, Oakleigh Belles spend 30+ hours memorizing Mobile’s rich history and present at city events. Savanna was one of 17 girls chosen out of 2,000 applicants to get to don the traditional antebellum dresses.
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.
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 email@example.com.
The Rust family sure has something to brag about – Tyler Rust, the son of Double Eagle Services’ Tim Rust, has been named an Udall Scholar. The Udall Foundation awards prestigious scholarships to five college sophomores and juniors for their commitment to issues related to American Indian nations and the environment.
“Because tribal public policy is heavily dependent upon maintaining tribal lands, a solid background in earth sciences will help me not only to understand tribal environmental issues but also to help solve them,” said Rust.
Tyler is currently a junior studying geology and geospatial technology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. He entered this particular field of study to protect and develop tribal public policies with an eye to environment concerns, sustainability and stewardship of the land. Tyler will be spending the summer studying in Turkey.
We are incredibly proud of Tyler and the work he is doing.
We are proud to announce that Helen Godfrey-Smith, president and chief executive office of Shreveport Federal Credit Union, will keynote this year’s ARA Convention.
Helen Godfrey-Smith grew up in Jefferson, TX and attended Huston Tillotson College in Austin, TX where she graduated with degrees in Chemistry and Math. Godfrey-Smith is the president and chief executive officer of Shreveport Federal Credit Union, a community development financial institution that serves the needs of small business owners.
Godfrey-Smith’s achievements and successes have landed her many awards and honors including the Credit Union Times National Credit Union Trailblazer Award, the National Annie Vamper “Helping Hands” Award and the Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award given by the African American Credit Union Coalition. In addition, she is a founding member and board member of the African American Credit Union Coalition, an organization made up of credit union executives from all over the United States. Godfrey-Smith also serves on the Consumer Financial Protection Board’s Credit Union Advisory Council and as chair of the Legal Committee for the Caddo Levee Board.
To register as an attendee or exhibitor, visit repo.org.
Laura Delgrippo, manager of McMillin Recovery, LLC., is an ARA member who epitomizes what community is all about. After enrolling her children in schools near Little Rock Air Force Base where her husband is stationed, Delgrippo realized the schools did not have basic equipment to help the students learn and grow.
In order to help provide the equipment the school needed, Delgrippo and her children began collecting box tops. They purchased foods that had eligible box tops and redeemed them for funds for the school. A simple labor of love that turns food containers into money for her children’s school is an admirable and very thoughtful idea. For more than two years, Delgrippo and her sons have been contributing to this project and have seen wonderful results. Thank you Delgrippo family for your service to the repossessor community, as well as your own local community. Members like you help move our industry forward.