Message from NCBA President: Excited to Get Started!

Posted By: Chip Stacy Articles,

Greetings NCBA Members,

My name is Burton “Chip” Stacy and I am excited to be your new President! I work at Hood & Stacy P.A. and have been a NCBA member since 2007.

My presidency will be the first one that is only one year in duration. Although, my time is short, there’s plenty to accomplish, I am excited about being president, and I promise that I will use my best efforts in furthering our Mission, which is: The National Creditors Bar Association supports, promotes, and protects the practice of creditors rights law while ensuring fair treatment for all.

In all of my decisions, the NCBA Mission will always be at the forefront of my mind.

As your President, our Bylaws require me to exercise general oversight over the work and activities of the Association, its Officers and Executive Director and to ensure that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect. I commit to you to fulfill these responsibilities without compromise.

I am excited to work with our Executive Committee, our Board of Directors, our Executive Director, and our staff in offering all of our members more benefits than ever before. Every president has his or her goal for their presidency, my primary goal is the rebuilding of our membership size. The good news is we have a number of initiatives underway already to increase our membership. Additionally, to accomplish my goal, I am enlisting all of you to become NCBA ambassadors. As ambassadors I ask that you share with other attorneys practicing creditors rights the numerous benefits and opportunities that NCBA offers to you and to your law firms. Unlike many associations that you may belong, NCBA represents your business, your practice of law, and most importantly your livelihood.

The first order of business when I took office was to fill a Board seat left vacant by the election of Steve Markoff as President-Elect. I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Eleanor Tami to the NCBA Board of Directors. Eleanor Tami is an active long term member volunteer and her appointment was approved unanimously by the NCBA Board.

The next action item on the agenda was to assign new Pillar Chairs. Under our current strategic plan and structure, NCBA operates with 5 pillars: Advocacy, Membership & Engagement, Education, Communications, and Governance & Infrastructure. Each Pillar is led by two co-chairs who oversee the Pillar and its subcommittees. Each committee/subcommittee is made up of at least three people. I will be speaking with the Pillar Chairs the next two weeks to set forth each Pillar's agenda and will be encouraging the Pillar Chairs to reach out to members to become involved. This is a volunteer organization and I encourage all of you to get involved! If you want to become involved in a committee, please feel free to reach out to me next week and we will make sure your name is provided to the Chairs.

Always at the forefront of our challenges is our engagement with the United States Congress, state legislatures, and the CFPB. With the help of Nathan, Liz, our government affairs committee and others we have made significant progress, and have built and strengthen relationships with lawmakers around the country. Now more than ever, I would ask each and every one of you to ask yourself how you can help us be a stronger voice with these institutions.

Finally, as your President, I encourage you to reach out to me with any questions, comments and offers to become involved and more engaged with the NCBA. We are only as strong as our membership and our member volunteers. I welcome your feedback, your engagement and look forward to working hard as your President.