DBA International has elected Todd Lansky as president of the association's board of directors. He replaces Patricia Baxter, who has been a board member since 2013 before resigning this week.
Lansky is a managing partner and chief operating officer at Resurgence Capital LLC. He has been with the company since it formed in 2002 and has managed more than 300 portfolio purchases.
Lansky has served as a DBA International board member since 2013, most recently serving as secretary. He has been active as a chair or co-chair of numerous DBA committees - including Membership, New Markets, Editorial, Legislative Fundraising, State Legislative and the Federal Legislative Committee. He is also a member of many national debt collection and legal trade organizations and co-founded the Creditors Bar Coalition of Illinois.
DBA also named David Paris as secretary and added Amy Anuk as a director. Paris is a longtime board member and has more than 25 years of experience in the receivables industry. He has worked with market participants of many sizes - including debt buyers, collection agencies and law firms. Paris is the director of Business Development at Jefferson Capital Systems LLC.
Anuk is the senior vice president of Business Development at debt buyer Encore Capital Group. She has more than 14 years of industry experience with a focus on the purchasing process. She served on the inaugural task force responsible for the creation and launch of the DBA International certification program and chaired the Standards Sub-committee responsible for writing the first version of the Standards. She was elected to chair DBA’s Certification Council in 2014 and 2015.
DBA is the largest association representing the interests of debt buyers. Lansky will fill the remainder of Baxter's 2016/17 term."I’ve had the pleasure of working with Todd on Federal and State Legislative initiatives for more than three years," said Kaye Dreifuerst, DBA past president and president at Security Credit Services, LLC. “Todd clearly understands the critical issues at hand for both the small debt buyer as well as the large debt buyer and is a great advocate for our Industry. His integrity and ability to look at an issue from all angles is evidenced by the respect he garners amongst members, regulators and the larger industry.”
DBA officials said this week that the association is looking forward to a productive year with the CFPB, state legislative initiatives, advances in certification, expanding markets and moving the industry forward together.
Lansky said he is eager to continue serving DBA's membership.
“[I] have every confidence that the talent and leadership of the board of directors and our dynamic and committed volunteer members will continue to position the industry for a vibrant future," he said. "I believe we will see the dividends from years of dedication, passion and hard work when we come together as an association to celebrate our 20th anniversary next year."
The full list of 2016/17 DBA International officers includes:
· President - Todd Lansky, Resurgence Capital LLC
· President-Elect - Mark Naiman, Absolute Resolutions Corp.
· Past-President - Kaye Dreifuerst, Security Credit Services LLC
· Treasurer - Irwin Kirschenbaum, KMT Group LLC
· Secretary - David Paris, Jefferson Capital Systems
· Director – Marian Sangalang, The Bureaus Inc.
· Director – Phillip Stenger, Capital Alliance Financial LLC
· Director – James Mastriani, Velocity Portfolio Group Inc.
· Director – Adam Parks, Lismore Holdings LP
· Director – Amy Anuk, Encore Capital Group