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Appointments made to Collection Practices Board

Friday, July 22, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
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LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Jennifer Dietrich and Thomas Oldani to the Michigan Collection Practice Board. 

The board was created to license and regulate collection agencies operating in Michigan.

"Thomas and Jennifer both come from the top of their profession and I look forward to the contributions they will make on the board and to the state's businesses and citizen's," Snyder said.

Dietrich, of Brighton, is the founder, CEO and COO of Universal Credit Services Inc., in Hartland.  She is also the president of the Michigan Association of Collection Agencies.  Dietrich previously worked for AssetCare/NCO Financial as a regional client service manager.  She studied at Brevard Community College in Melbourne, Florida, and Wayne State University.  Dietrich represents professionals and replaces George Badeen. She will serve a four-year term expiring June 30, 2015.

Oldani, of Ann Arbor, is the vice president of Ann Arbor Credit Bureau Inc., and has been with the company for more than 20 years.  He is a past president of the Michigan Association of Collection Agencies. Oldani earned a bachelor's degree in general studies from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the Midwestern Management Institute at Indiana University. He represents professionals and fills a vacancy created by the resignation of James Gentry. Oldani will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring June 30, 2013.

Appointees are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.