DBA International has named Jan P. Stieger as its executive director, the debt-buying industry association's board of directors announced Monday. She was previously executive director at the California Association of Collectors (CAC).

Stieger, who begins her new role today, is a 30-year veteran of association management and has spent the last nine years leading CAC, the nation’s oldest and largest statewide association representing third-party debt collectors. CAC is the state affiliate of ACA International, the largest trade association for collection agencies.

“I am thrilled to begin working with DBA International,” says Stieger. “DBA serves a vital role in promoting and protecting the interests of the debt-buying community. I’m looking forward to contributing to DBA’s legacy, and meeting members next month at our annual conference in Las Vegas.”

Stieger's appointment comes six months after Roger Knauf, former executive director, announced his resignation, see story. Knauf had spent 13 years in leadership roles with the association. In November, DBA announced that Tom Bohn, most recently president and CEO at the Institute of Financial Operations, would replace Knauf. For personal reasons, Bohn decided not to take the job.

Stuart Blatt, DBA International’s president, says Stieger is an excellent choice.

“Her record of achievement at CAC is stellar. Our board is looking forward to working closely with Jan as we start a new decade together," he says.

As CAC’s executive director since 2001, Stieger was responsible for the full range of operations including all financial management, publication of a 48-page journal, the establishment of the association’s non-profit foundation and representing the membership’s needs in front of the state Legislature.

Stieger previously served in roles with the California Optometric Association and the California Pharmacists Association.

 

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