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March 7, 2005 Presents
Young Guns 2005

BETHESDA, MD -™, the leading news and information source for professionals in the credit and collections industry, has launched a new program to identify and highlight the careers of young leaders in collections who will guide industry thinking in the new millennium.

The editors of asked our 31,000 registered users to submit nominees for the Young Guns award up-and-comers whose careers thus far had epitomized the virtues of hard work, aggressive goal setting and forward-thinking. The response was overwhelming. We received submissions from all over the industry and all over the world. In the end, 10 individuals were selected to serve as's inaugural class of Young Guns.

The Young Guns of 2005 represent a very interesting cross-section of the accounts receivable management industry. Among the winners there are collection agency owners, collection directors at major creditors, and debt purchasers. Some of our Young Guns are focused on technical improvements in collections such as scoring and process control. Others have made it a mission to raise the public relations level of the industry.

Over the coming weeks, will be highlighting each individual Young Gun in special section on the site.

    Congratulations to this year's winners:
  • Pam Brown, SVP - TSYS Debt Management, Inc.
  • Jeff Chambers, President - Alliance Collection Service, Inc.
  • Adam Cohen & Matt Phillips, Co-Founders - Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd.
  • Jeff Freedman, Co-Founder - MRS Associates, Inc.
  • Christina Harbridge-Law, President - Bridgeport Financial, Inc.
  • Anand Joshi, VP, Collection Strategy - American Express
  • Steven Kusic, President - National Recovery Agency Inc.
  • Mark A. Meyer, Jr., VP - H&R Accounts, Inc.
  • Jack Morris, Director - Financial Asset Management Systems (FAMS)
  • Mike Vallandingham, Partner - Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP
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