Industry Veteran Named to State Collection Board

Congratulations to a very good friend of AccountsRecovery.net, Mike Hiller from American Profit Recovery, for being named to the Michigan Collection Practices Board by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Hiller, who is a frequent speaker on webinars produced by AccountsRecovery.net, had previously served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

The Collection Practices Board in Michigan licenses and regulations collection agencies, which are defined by the state as a person “directly or indirectly engaged in soliciting a claim for collection, or collecting or attempting to collect a claim owed or due, or asserted to be owed or due another, or repossessing or attempting to repossess a thing of value owed or due, or asserted to be owed or due another arising out of an expressed or implied agreement.” There are 713 collection agencies and 525 collection managers in Michigan, according to the board’s website.

The board has nine individuals, five of whom are appointed to represent the industry and four who represent the general public. Hiller was appointed to replace Jennifer Dietrich, whose term expired June 30. Also representing the industry on the board are: Rebecca Roberts, Thomas Oldani, Thomas Matonican, and John Garret Angelo. There is a vacancy on the board for one more individual to represent the industry.

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