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Member Spotlight: Shoot for the Stars

At NACM, we pride ourselves on the professional advancement of our members. By providing them with opportunities to learn, grow and succeed, our members can not only improve but add value to the B2B credit profession—which is why NACM established its’ six-level Professional Certification Program, allowing credit professionals to widen their credit knowledge and skills, significantly improving their performance at the workplace.

At NACM, we pride ourselves on the professional advancement of our members. By providing them with opportunities to learn, grow and succeed, our members can not only improve but add value to the B2B credit profession—which is why NACM established its’ six-level Professional Certification Program, allowing credit professionals to widen their credit knowledge and skills, significantly improving their performance at the workplace.

Abby Haymore, CBF, assistant credit manager at Sunroc Corporation (Orem, UT), recently earned her Certified Business Fellow (CBF) as a means to challenge and improve herself professionally. I realized that I can do hard things!” she said. The CBF wasn’t easy, but I learned about the laws of what happens when an account is in collections or how bankruptcies work in detail, which was very helpful.

Haymore was inspired by her mother, who had entered her first credit position a few years ago. “She had an amazing mentor that showed her the ropes,” she said. “It was when I was helping her with her accounting class that I realized that I loved numbers and money. I was going back and forth on whether to do credit or accounting and decided to follow in my mom’s footsteps and take the steps to get my designations.”

If you are interested in starting classes, but don’t know where to start, reach out to your local NACM branch and they will help you get started,” Haymore said. If I can do it, you can do it! You have to shoot for the stars in life and if you never start, you never know where you could end up.

đź’ˇStudy Tips: Prioritize your time. I suggest taking one or two nights a week, or one day a weekend to study the materials and make sure you understand everything you have learned,” Haymore said. If you have questions, anybody at NACM or even in your class would be happy to help you!”

For more information about each designation within NACM’s Professional Certification Program, visit our website.

Jamilex Gotay, editorial associate

Jamilex Gotay, a Towson University alum, holds a B.S. in English. Her creative writing background fuels her success as a writer, journalist and award-winning poet. Fluent in English and Spanish, with intermediate French skills, she’s passionate about travel and forging connections. When not crafting her latest B2B credit story, she enjoys quality time with loved ones, outdoor pursuits and creative activities.

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