The ACA International board of directors selected an interim director during its meeting last week.

The organization that brings together third-party collection agencies, law firms, asset buying companies, creditors and vendor affiliates welcomed Tim Haag to serve on its board.

ACA said in a news release that the board was tasked with selecting an interim director after a board member who had been seeking reelection withdrew as a director candidate on July 28. 

This year’s Member of the Year Award at ACA’s 2021 Convention & Expo was given to Haag, president of State Collection Service in Madison, Wisc., in recognition of his dedication, commitment and tireless work related to the association’s success. He currently serves as chair of the ACPAC Committee.

ACPAC is the voluntary, bipartisan political action committee for ACA. Under Haag’s leadership, the ACPAC Committee has helped raised more in the first half of 2021 than it had since 2014, with a goal of continuing to raise much more.

Haag is a longtime member of ACA and has participated in several association committees over the years. He is a member of Group50 and served on ACA’s Council of Delegates. He is active in the Great Lakes Unit, including serving a term as president.

Haag has earned ACA’s Fellow and Scholar designations as well as the credit and collection compliance officer designation. He was awarded the Kurt Swersky Award in 2013 and the Warren Siem Award in 2015.

Haag joins new board members Jacob Corlyon, Ronna Denny and Jennifer Whipple, who are all serving three-year terms, according to ACA.

“The ACA board of directors plays a critical role in helping members succeed by driving the association forward to ensure that it retains its position as the leading voice of the accounts receivable management industry,” ACA chief executive officer Mark Neeb said in a news release. “I truly appreciate the new members stepping into these valuable volunteer leadership roles and helping lead us into the future after a tough year for businesses and consumers.

“Furthermore, I look forward to working with the returning members and new officers as we continue the great work we’ve started in the last year,” Neeb went on to say.

ACA said its council of delegates, elected by the units and divisions, represents constituencies, and has the primary responsibilities of electing the ACA board of directors and approving amendments to the association’s bylaws.

Meanwhile, ACA added that its board of directors governs the affairs, activities and concerns of the association. The board consists of up to 15 voting members with staggered terms, plus the CEO and past president as nonvoting members.