ARA is very excited to announce our new alliance with MasterFiles and the completion of the ARA/MasterFiles integration project. Our new alliance provides ARA members with a new platform to perform their skip-tracing and front-end verifications in a cost effective way not duplicated anywhere else in the industry. (more…)
Dec 2, 2011 •
ARA News and Events •
Comments Off on ARA Chosen as Vendor of Choice by CU Collections
Recovery Management Software Will Aid in Providing Efficiency to Credit Union Organization
Dallas, TX – November 30, 2011, American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA), the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals, is proud to announce CU Collections, a national credit union service organization, has chosen the association with its recovery management software as their vendor of choice. (more…)
Early bird registration is now open for the 4th Annual North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) on March 23–24, 2012 in Dallas, Texas! NARS is the must-attend event in the recovery and remarketing industry and with a limited number of attendance spots available, now is the time to register! Registration fees will increase after December 31, 2011. (more…)
Aug 11, 2011 •
ARA News and Events •
Comments Off on ARA Announces Keynote Speaker for Annual Convention
ARA is pleased to announce Michael Dougherty, partner at Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, will be the keynote speaker for the 47th Annual ARA Convention next week. We look forward to hearing him speak about the changes in the recovery industry and what he believes is to come. You don’t want to miss it! (more…)
In my normal course of marketing, I was speaking with a president and CEO of a credit union and she told me about the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Convention. I wanted to have a booth there, but the booth fee was out of my marketing budget. I called Les McCook and he explained that one of the benefits of being an ARA member is ARA will pay for half of the exhibitor fee at a tradeshow, if the member will represent ARA. (more…)
Our ARA Executive Director, Les McCook, was recently interviewed by Automotive Digest at a trade show. In this video, he provides crucial advice to dealers regarding the repossession process, and warns that choosing the cheapest option can have dire consequences. Watch the video below, or click here to view it.
ARA Members –
Do you need a Fleet Track VT-X5 Tracking Device? A fellow member has a brand new unit they don’t need and would like to see if anyone is interested in. Please contact Darren at email@example.com.
It is with great sadness that I write to you today of the passing of a very long time ARA member, Addison Kelley. His daughter, Julie has been running his company for the last few years as Addison dealt with several medical issues.
Addison was one of the first members to welcome me as a new member into the association and he was always a joy to talk to. He always had a smile and a good story for you. We miss his white Stetson that was used to gather many vote forms or as a collection plate on a special occasion.
To honor our long time ARA member, Addison Kelley, we will gather your messages and send his family a montage of tributes and memories from our members. Please write your brief note in the comments section of this post.
We feel badly about the lateness of this announcement, but we did not learn of his passing until Thursday afternoon.
American Recovery Association
Addison F. Kelley
Addison F. Kelley, age 78, passed away on March 31, 2011 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He was born on June 3, 1932 to Addison and Zona Kelley. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. A.F. owned his own company, Addison Kelley’s General Auto Adjusters. He enjoyed participation in Oso Masonic Lodge, Shrine Temple, De Molay and traveling the country-side with his wife and friends. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, ability to never meet a stranger, service to the community, and of course his ‘Big White Hat’. A.F. was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.
A.F. is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Louise and his infant son Addison ‘Bud’ Kelley and his parents.
A.F. is survived by his daughter Julie Gregory and four grandchildren Addison Gregg, Kristin Cannon, Jennifer Gregg-Morgan and Eric Gregory as well as his five great-grandchildren; his brothers, Kenneth and Douglas Kelley of Fort Worth, Texas, and Darrell Kelley of Oklahoma, and his sister Nadine Kelley Johnson of Edinburg, Texas.
A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Seaside Reid Chapel with a Funeral Service to be held at 11:00 a.m.
It was clear to us from the conversations at the North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) that this industry is being dragged to the alligator pits under the weight of the recent fuel price increases. Since mid-February, ARA has been researching various fuel surcharge formulas that could be applied to our business model. Although it may not be perfect, we have found one based on numbers that clearly demonstrate the added burden that recovery agents nationwide are currently enduring. (more…)
The American Recovery Association (ARA) is an organization of over 260 professional repossession agents, providing service from more than 500 locations to more than 27,000 national and international cities. Learn More »