Michael J. Sutherland
Michael J. Sutherland, Founder, President & CEO of American Collections Enterprise, Inc. (1993 – 2013) had over thirty years of comprehensive credit and collections experience in the banking, medical, retail, commercial, property management and auto industries. Michael was a past president of Credit Professionals International of Fairfax, Virginia. Additionally, he was awarded a Scholar Degree and a Fellow Degree in Collection Management by ACA International.
In 1996, 1998 and 1999, Michael received the “Beacon Award” from the American Collectors Association for his outstanding support and leadership in advancing the ACA’s federal legislative initiatives. During his two-year term as Education Chair for the Virginia Collectors Association (2000 – 2002), collector education in the state of Virginia reached record levels. Michael was a past president of the Virginia Collectors Association and at the time of his death sat on its Board of Directors.
In addition to his work with VCA, Michael is a former member of the Board of Directors of ACA International and past Chairman of the ACA International Interstate Licensing Committee. In 2007, Michael was inducted into the ACA International’s International Fellowship of Certified Collection Executives (IFCCE) and was awarded his Master Credit Executive Certification (MCE). The IFCCE and MCE designations are presented to only a few individuals annually and are the highest distinction within the ACA International Association.