David Kelley of The Preferred Group of Tampa is honored at ACA conference

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kim Coghill
VP Communications
ACA International
Tampa Businessman Honored at
ACA International’s Annual Awards Ceremony
MINNEAPOLIS, July 19, 2019 — In recognizing outstanding organizations and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the accounts receivable management industry, ACA International presented David Kelley, president and CEO of the Preferred Group of Tampa, Florida, with the International Fellowship of Certified Collection Executives designation.
The highly-coveted designation, presented at ACA International’s 2019 Convention & Expo in San Diego, is one of ACA International’s most prestigious honors. Members who receive this designation have made significant contributions to the improvement of the industry, their association and the greater public good through their leadership and education and community involvement efforts.
“As a world-class trade association representing the accounts receivable management industry, ACA international relies heavily on the volunteer spirit and dedication of members like David Kelley,” said Mark Neeb, ACA International’s CEO.  “Our annual awards celebration is aimed at recognizing association members who have embraced our mission to educate, advocate and promote the accounts receivable management industry as a necessary and vital part of a healthy economy. David embodies all of these qualities and represents the best of the industry.”
Kelley is active in the Florida Collectors Association, having served on the board in multiple positions, including a term as president. On the national level, he has chaired ACA’s Healthcare Committee, served on the Council of Delegates, and earned both the Fellow and Scholar designations.
ACA International (ACA), the association of credit and collection professionals, is the largest membership organization in the accounts receivable management industry. Founded in 1939, ACA brings together third-party collection agencies, law firms, asset buying companies, creditors and vendor affiliates, representing tens of thousands of industry professionals. ACA produces a wide variety of products, services and publications, including educational and compliance-related information; and articulates the value of the credit and collection industry to businesses, policymakers and consumers. www.acainternational.org.