Sacramento, Calif. (April 14, 2016) – Today, DBA International announced Todd Lansky as President of the DBA International Board of Directors, David Paris as Secretary and added Amy Anuk as a Director. Todd replaces Patricia (Trish) Baxter who submitted her resignation earlier in the week. Baxter, who has been a member of the Board since 2013, made significant contributions for the betterment of the association and the industry during her tenure.
The DBA Board of Directors acted swiftly and responsibly to fill the vacancy left by Baxter, electing Todd Lansky to fill the President position for the remainder of the 2016/17 term. Lansky is the Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Resurgence Capital, LLC, with offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and California. He has been with Resurgence since its inception 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.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Todd on Federal and State Legislative initiatives for more than three years,” stated Kaye Dreifuerst, DBA Past President and President of 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.”
With this change, long-serving Board Member Dave Paris will move into the Secretary position. With more than 25 years’ experience in the Receivables Industry, Paris has worked with market participants of varying size including debt buyers, collection agencies and law firms. He has developed meaningful and lasting relationships with DBA members and is dedicated to the debt buying industry. Paris is the Director of Business Development at Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC.
Additionally, Amy Anuk, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Encore Capital Group, was elected to the Board as a Director. Recognized as an industry leader who is passionate and committed to continuously improving the reputation, health and viability of the debt buying sector, Anuk brings more than 14 years of experience to this role 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, and was elected to Chair the Certification Council in 2014 and 2015.
The 2016/17 DBA International officers are:
- 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
“I look forward to continuing to serve the DBA membership and 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,” noted Todd Lansky. “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.”
On the cusp of its 20th Anniversary, the DBA International Board looks forward to a productive year with the CFPB, State Legislative initiatives, advances in certification, expanding markets and collectively moving the industry forward together.
About DBA International
DBA International (DBA) is the nonprofit trade association that represents more than 550 companies that purchase performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. DBA’s Receivables Management Certification Program and its Code of Ethics set the “gold standard” within the receivables industry due to its rigorous uniform industry standards of best practice which focus on the protection of the consumer. DBA provides its members with extensive networking, educational, and business development opportunities in asset classes that span numerous industries. DBA continually sets the standard in the receivables management industry through its highly effective grassroots advocacy, conferences, committees, taskforces, publications, webinars, teleconferences, and breaking news alerts. Founded in 1997, DBA International is headquartered in Sacramento, California.
MaryAnne Kelly, Associate Director