Steven Amiel, Director
Credit Manager, Tektronix, Inc.
I was born in Israel and grew up on the East Coast. I came to Portland in 2000, and after a short stint in California, returned to Oregon for good. I earned an accounting degree from Portland State University and a master's in business from Concordia University. I spent the last eight years working in finance in the construction, electrical, and technology fields. I’ve served as a director on the NACM Oregon Board of Directors since 2011 and have been involved in various committees.
Raeann Binau, CICP, RGCP, Director
Credit Manager, Columbia Machine, Inc.
I am a Pacific Northwest native born and raised in Banks, Oregon, a proud graduate of Oregon State University, and currently living in Goldendale, Washington. My husband, Ed, has 40 years as a Union Pacific Railroad conductor and we have two daughters who both live in Seattle. No one goes to school to be a credit manager; we seem to fall into it. Back in the 1980’s, I was working for Chemlawn, Inc., out in the field, married young, and soon became pregnant and needed to work inside. This is where my credit experience started, which led me to management positions in credit with Reser’s Fine Foods, Danner Boot, and Airgas. I currently work as credit manager for Columbia Machine, Inc. International credit became my passion and focus, and today, I focus on the mentoring, training, and ambassador aspect of the credit industry. I love the outdoors and spend hours in my yard and garden. Hiking and camping is how we spend our summers with our five lovable dogs.
Linda Bishop, CCE, CICP, Chairman
Senior Credit Manager, Tektronix, Inc.
I have worked in the credit field at Tektronix for 26 years. I hold the CCE and CICP designations and consider myself lucky to be associated with NACM and the credit community. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, reading, wine tasting, theater, and hanging out at home in Northeast Portland with my guy and two cats.
Tony Ceniga, Director
Director of Risk & Credit Management, Industrial Finishes & Systems
I am a native Oregonian having grown up in Eastern Oregon, in Vale close to the Snake River. My mother was of Dutch descent and my father was of Basque descent. I grew up on a small dairy farm with four brothers. The first half of my working career was spent in the banking industry. I have been in my current position with Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc., as director of risk and credit management for 13 years. I have five kids, all married, and living in the same town where they grew up. We have three grandkids and are expecting many more. My wife, Susie, and I love to go snow running, mud running, sand dune running, running Oregon back roads, and camping with our children and grandkids. God has been good to us. Our kids and grandkids are all healthy and doing well. Susie and I are healthy and with good jobs. We live in this great country, The United States of America. We have much to be thankful for.
John Hardy, Director
Corporate Credit Manager, Emerson Hardwood Co.
I was born and raised in Texas, lived in Utah, and then moved to Colorado where I attended Western State College in Gunnison. In 1976, I transferred to Corvallis to finish my college education. After graduating from Oregon State University in 1978, I relocated to Portland to start my career. I first became aware of NACM when I was employed in retail credit. I took several basic credit classes in order to increase my job knowledge. I held several positions in commercial credit management and took advantage of NACM’s services, which included education classes, access to credit reporting, and industry credit groups. I was a member of Electrical, Wood Fabrication, Floor Covering, and Food Industry Credit Groups. Being both a member and leader of these industry groups over the course of my 35-year credit career, gave me a direct insight to the benefits of membership in NACM. I am proud that I was elected to the NACM Oregon Board of Directors. I served as Chairman of the Board in 2012-13. I will contiue as a member of the NACM Oregon Board of Directors as long as the Association feels I can contribute and help make NACM Oregon’s members feel we are their best resource for credit-related services.
Marsha Johnson, CCE, Immediate Past Chairman
Corporate Credit Manager, TEC Equipment, Inc.
I am a graduate of the University of Washington and an avid Huskies fan. I have worked in and around credit and collections for more than 40 years and particularly enjoy the variety of the job and the high customer contact. A true ham, I am at my best when speaking in front of a group or teaching a class. My husband, Jim, and I love to travel in our spare time. You will often find me in Tacoma on the weekend visiting with my children and grandkids. A proud grandma, I will share pictures at the drop of a hat, whether you ask me or not.
Tawnya Marsh, CBA, Director
Credit & A/R Supervisor, Columbia River Knife & Tool
I grew up in Eugene where I worked for a large independently owned home improvement store. This is where I was “thrown” into credit as most credit professionals would say. I got involved with NACM and CFDD while in that position and that is where I received most of my credit education. I obtained my CBA certification in 1999 and plan to start working toward my CBF in the coming year. I moved to Portland with my family in 2007, and started working as credit & customer service manager for CRKT. I have served on the CFDD Board since 2008, most recently serving as chapter President and strongly believe in what they stand for. I am looking forward to serving on the NACM Oregon Board. My husband and I stay rather busy with our two small children, and love spending time with them. We also like taking trips to the beach or traveling anywhere when we get the chance.
Rod Wheeland, CCE, CAE
President, NACM Oregon
A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, I came to Portland thirty-five years ago and never left. I'm a graduate of Eastern Washington University in Cheney and York University in Toronto. I've spent a few decades working in and around finance and credit. For the last nineteen years, I've been an executive for NACM Oregon, a trade association for business-to-business creditors. My wife is a sales representative for The Bark, a dog-focused periodical, and we enjoy spending time with our three grown children.
Isaac Miller, Director
Branch Credit Manager, Food Services of America
I'm a California native and have lived in Oregon since 1989. I have more than 25 years of experience in credit and collection. In the 25 years, NACM has been my source for information and education. It's an honor to be on the NACM Oregon Board to help with its continued success. I have been with Food Services of America for more than 19 years. I started as a district credit manager and now currently the branch credit manager. I attended San Jose State (Go Spartan), and finished with an accounting degree. I have four kids, one just graduated from college, one going into his third year in college and two in high school. I'm an avid runner, and my hobbies include snowmobiling and snowboarding, wake boarding, and water sports in the summer. My greatest enjoyment is spending time with my family and running with my dogs.
Dave Newman, CCE, Secretary-Treasurer
HR Manager, Orepac Building Products
I am a native Oregonian with a business degree from Portland State University. I've worked in a number of different fields including credit, finance, global logistics, and sustainability. I earned the CBA Designation in March 2014, achieved the CBF Designation in July 2014, and the CCE Designation in March 2015.
Scott Smithhisler, Director
Vice President International Banking Group, U.S. Bank
I'm a Washington native and have lived in the Portland area since 1980. For me credit and NACM are both part of a diverse background in international business. I spent a few years in international banking operations, then for 25 years was with Nike, Inc., focused primarily on business development in Latin America, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Over time I worked in foreign sales, international credit, regional and corporate operations, trade finance, and supply chain. I had the opportunity to do a lot of travel and to live overseas for a while. In May 2012, I joined U.S. Bank working with large companies across the western United States. Early on, NACM played an important educational role for me and I've enjoyed being a longtime International Trade Group member. I strongly believe NACM provides a vital contribution to Oregon's business community and am honored to help with its continued success.
Rick Weisman, CCE, Board Advisor
Financial Manager, Graybar Electric Co., Inc.
I am a permanent resident of the state of Washington, notwithstanding the four years I spent at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. I have been a financial manager with Graybar Electric Co., since 1982, monitoring customer accounts in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Hawaii. I have been personally involved with NACM most of my credit career, most recently acting as Western Regional Director on the NACM National Board. I enjoy all the Northwest has to offer and also spend time with my four adult children and their kids, who all live in the Northwest.