IRVING, Texas –
The American Recovery Association (ARA) is looking to honor some of the industry’s best during the annual North American Repossessors Summit (NARS), which will be conducted in a new location with a new theme.
Along with seeking speaker submissions and award nominations, ARA highlighted the theme for NARS 2022 on June 21-22 in Denver is “Repo In The Rockies: Together We Can Move Mountains.”
“We are headed to the mountains,” the association said. “We are looking forward to seeing professionals from every sector of the recovery industry at NARS 2022.”
ARA is currently accepting submissions to speak during the event. Interested professionals can submit their ideas through Tuesday via this website.
And through March 7, ARA is accepting nominations for seven awards to be given during NARS 2022, including two new honors. Nominations also can be completed online for these accolades:
Agent of the Year
The Agent of the Year Award honors the agent who has demonstrated outstanding professionalism, understanding of lender needs and full compliance with industry standards, as well as protection of the consumer’s rights and safety.
Service Representative of the Year
The Service Representative of the Year Award represents someone who has shown exemplary performance and has consistently excelled in their position. This person demonstrates integrity, creates a positive atmosphere in their workplace and displays a strong commitment to the mission and values of our industry.
Humanitarian of the Year
Humanitarian of the Year submissions showcase an industry professional of any position who contributes significantly to alleviating human suffering and improving the quality of life in their community. This person demonstrates leadership through outstanding volunteer accomplishments that bring honor to the collateral recovery profession.
Agency Owner of the Year
The Agency Owner of the Year Award will go to an owner who has at least a three-year commitment of excellence within their company and the collateral recovery industry. This person should also be able to document their commitment to professional education and compliance training as well as the use of innovation and creativity in enabling their company to prosper and extend its reach in the collateral recovery profession.
The Leadership Award is an award that honors someone that showed leadership through 2021. This can be anyone in the recovery industry that you feel has pushed past every boundary and obstacle that was inevitably thrown their way this year and has overcome despite the odds — someone who has exuded true resiliency.
New award: Female In Leadership Award (Finance companies only)
The Female in Leadership Award honors an individual within the auto finance industry who demonstrated a deep commitment to the advancement of female leaders at their organizations in 2021. This award celebrates women who challenge, motivate, and inspire while recognizing the cultural and structural barriers to women within the organization in 2021. You may nominate any woman within the auto-finance industry that ignites lasting and impactful change for women through their leadership.
New award: Diversity In Leadership Award (Finance companies only)
The Diversity in Leadership Award honors an individual within the auto finance industry who demonstrated a deep commitment to the advancement of diverse leaders at their organizations in 2021. This award celebrates an individual who challenges, motivates, and inspires while recognizing the cultural and structural barriers for minorities in 2021. You may nominate any finance company that ignites lasting and impactful change for minorities through their leadership.