Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A personal comment.... (with apologies to readers who expect substance, not fluff, so, after this, I'm back to substance)
Today I break my cardinal rule of making this blog all about the facts and not going on and on about personal stuff. I was overwhelmed with an award I received in Miami last month at the International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC), and here is the write up in Scope, the official newsletter of IACC (Feb 2013, copyright held by IACC).
The IACC Leadership and Distinguished Service Award recognizes an IACC member individual who has given his or her time and energy to better the IACC and who has conducted his or her professional and personal life for the betterment of the commercial collection industry. This year we recognize and honor an individual who exemplifies these qualities. Since becoming a member in 1988, Steve Harms, has been very active from the start.
Over the past 25 years Harms has been instrumental in shaping, developing and perfecting the IACC’s training and educational programs. He has conducted numerous face-to-face seminars, presented many sessions at annual meetings and has taught well over a dozen teleseminars; and that is only for IACC. Harms also shares his knowledge by teaching as an adjunct professor at a top business college in Michigan and speaking for many associations across the country. And, if that’s not enough, he has also authored or co-authored (or contributing author) no less than eight books on credit/collections/business.
Beyond his dedication to improving IACC’s educational offerings, Harms has also given his time by serving on the board of directors of IACC for three terms, he has served on many committees over the years and continues to serve today.