The first chairman, John Fitzpatrick of
the Worcester County National Bank was elected
in 1969. Membership growth was slow at first
but grew steadily after the Constitution
and By Laws were adopted in February 1971.
Members now come from throughout New England
and we have grown to include credit unions
and other credit grantors as well as banks.
Our associate membership of industries which
service the collection area of these credit
grantors is a definite key to the accomplishments
of our goals. The membership fluctuated
as the financial industry experienced many
changes and consolidations during the turbulent
80’s and 90’s. N.E.A.M.A. presently has
over 50 member institutions, and over 30
Several of the founding members are still active in the organization providing direction and education to the group. N.E.A.M.A. meets monthly providing speakers for current topics relevant to the collection or credit field. N.E.A.M.A. Inc. is a non profit organization and has a yearly seminar with the purpose of furthering our professionalism in the collections field. We continue to have the growth of our organization as our main goal. One of the Prime advantages from being members of N.E.A.M.A. is being able to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of the membership.