Wakefield & Associates
President and CEO
Matt is a recognized leader in the ARM industry. He is a past member of the ACA National Board of Directors and is a past President of the Associated Collection Agencies of Colorado and Wyoming. He has served on the ACA Legislative Committee for 6 years and chaired this committee for 3 years He was appointed to the board of the Colorado Collection Agency Board by the governor and is a past chairman as well. Mr. Laws has an undergraduate degree in computer science and an MBA from the University of Dallas.
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Relationship Officer
Chief Business Development Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Collection Advisor magazine, for which Debra has written a regular column for many years, has included her in numerous lists, including their Top 50 Most Influential Collection Professionals (2007), Who’s Who in the Collection Industry (2014), Most Influential Women in the Collection Industry (2016), and The 20 most Powerful Women in the Collection Industry (2018). Debra holds an MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a BA in English and Secondary Education from Iowa State University. Debra is also a Professional Collection Specialist(ACA), a Trainer Specialist, and holds ACA’s Scholar and Fellow Degrees in Collection Business Management. In 2009, Debra earned ACA International’s Credit and Collection Compliance Officer Designation.