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Mentors & Milestones


Unlock the Secrets to Credit Management
Success with Mentors and Milestones


Discover a transformative mentorship program designed to empower credit professionals like you to excel in your career. Mentors and Milestones provides a unique opportunity to learn from seasoned experts, engage in meaningful discussions, and gain invaluable insights to navigate the challenges of credit management.

Join our monthly discussion group where mentors share their top five lessons learned, followed by interactive post-presentation discussions with emerging leaders. The knowledge gained from these sessions will empower you to accelerate your credit management journey and achieve professional excellence.

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to learn, grow, and network with industry leaders.

Participate in these great educational and networking discussions:


Meet the Mentors

  • Scott Chase, CCE

    The Five things You Need to Know for a Successful Mentorship Journey

    September 18

    I view credit as a bridge between sales and finance. My mantra is “it’s not a sale until the cash is in the bank.” Sound credit policy and practice mitigates risk, enhances profits, and improves cash flow. I’ve been called a “bull dog” for my tenacity and persistence in achieving goals, objectives and protecting the bottom line. I apply that same tenacity with a measure of finesse to working alongside sales and am adept at developing creative solutions to assist in closing the deal.

    My unique expertise in building credit departments from the ground up (I’ve done it 4 times in a variety of industries)or turning around desperate situations allows me to navigate change, growth and acquisitions with seamless effort and a solid plan for best practice processes. A cornerstone of these successful start ups is using the right systems technologies. Time after time, true cost savings and efficiencies were realized by implementing the right systems. I’m experienced in the following systems: SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Lawson,, GetPaid, and Cforia.

    I am a Certified Credit Executive (CCE) awarded by The National Association of Credit Management (NACM), Certified International Credit Professional (CICP) awarded by Finance, Credit and International Business (FCIB) the international division of NACM, and a graduate of NACM’s Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management. I authored, “Centralized or De-Centralized? A Merger Forces a Company to Decide” published in NACM’s Business Credit Magazine.

  • D'Ann Johnson

    Five Things You Need to Know When Prepping For and Having Tough Conversations

    October 16

    I am a seasoned managerial professional with 25+ years of leadership experience. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for staff training solutions, as well as for creating innovative business development and financial services programs with a corporate presence, I have a verifiable history of contributing directly to company growth and expansion throughout my career. As such, I have consistently exceeded budgetary and performance goals and I am adept at achieving maximum operational output with minimal resource expenditure. Professional focal points include training and mentoring programs, office management, public speaking and presentations, team and relationship building, contract negotiations, conflict resolution, and numerous facets of financial services. Delivering superior administration on the latter areas of expertise requires utilization of effective communication and negotiation skills, business acumen, systems analysis, and resource management to support efficiency and maximum returns.

    Currently, I am the Credit and Collections Manager with A-Core Concrete Cutting. Under my leadership, I manage over $50M in accounts receivable revenue, and offer training and mentoring opportunities to our credit team. I also institute credit procedures and policies. In addition, I liaise with senior leadership, fellow managers, and departmental teams to ensure the company’s support structure is driving the business forward with minimal expenditures.

    Colleagues describe me as an accomplished, articulate and resourceful training and business managerial expert who can be relied on to offer superior solutions that deliver profitable results on time and under budget.

  • Kevin Stinner, CCE, CCRA

    5 Things to Kickstart Your Educational Journey

    November 11

    Kevin Stinner has been in the field of credit and collections 2007. He earned his BA in Business Management and leadership in 2001 from Blackburn Collage, and an MBA with emphases in management in 2004 from AIU. He is currently a Credit Manager with J.R Simplot Inc. where he has worked since 2017. He earned his CCRA in August 2013 and CCE in November 2011. He is currently a member of the Chicago Midwest governing board and former Business Credit Magazine editorial board member. Kevin has had multiple articles published by Business Credit magazine, and by the InterConnection. Kevin has been webinar presenter for NACM national, has a session available on the credit learning center called Soft-skills, ways to conduct effective conversations, is a presenter at Credit Congress, and has spoken at several venues accost the country. Kevin was the 2015 NACM Gateway Region Credit Excellence award recipient the National Emerging Leader Award in 2017 and the National CCE designation of Excellence award recipient for 2022.

  • JoAnn Malz, CCE, ICCE

    5 Things to Know Before Implementing a New Software

    December 18

    JoAnn Malz, CCE, ICCE has spent her entire career in credit, growing from Credit Analyst to Director of Global Customer Financial Services. She is currently the Director of Credit and Collections with The Imagine Group. JoAnn has been an active member of FORIUS/NACM North Central, NACM and FCIB. She earned her CCE certification in March 1998, the CICP in December 2005 and the ICCE in January 2012. FORIUS awarded JoAnn with the Credit Executive of the Year in 2007. JoAnn served on the FORIUS Board of Directors and was chair from 2011-2012. She has also served on the FCIB Board of Advisors and the NACM National Board of Directors.

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Nationwide Mentors & Milestones