The mission of the National Association of Credit Management's Credit & Financial Development Division shall be to promote active interest in the credit and financial profession, to develop and market educational programs that are vital to the development to the effective professional, and to be a viable force within the NACM network.


To dynamically impact the National Association of Credit Management's global vision by being the leader in educational programming and direction, thereby, setting industry standards for professional excellence.

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Join CFDD Portland
For information on membership in CFDD's Portland Chapter, call Brett Hanft, CBA, Membership Chairman, at 503.520.5451 or email: hanft@lumber.com or click here to download a membership application. 

About Our Chapter
The Portland Chapter of the Credit and Financial Development  Division of the National Association of Credit Management holds monthly educational meetings and offers numerous scholarships to credit professionals in our community.

Please click here to register for Portland CFDD events!

April Program

"2014 Oregon Legislative Update"

Cindy will share her insights and thought regarding the 2014 legislative session. Hear about bills impacting NACM, our businesses, our communities, and our lives.


Cindy Robert has been working in the Oregon public policy arena for more than two decades, with clients ranging from local governments to Fortune 500 businesses to non-profits. Her work has included all aspects of government relations, legislative and communication strategies, campaign advising, organizational development and PAC management. Cindy's lobbying experience includes influencing Oregon public policy makers, whether local officials, agency directors, licensing boards, legislators, or grassroots activists. She has worked with NACM for 7 years. Cindy is a Willamette University graduate who also studied at American University in Washington, D.C.

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Madison's Grill
1109 SE Madison, Portland

Garden Salad with mixed Peppers, Tomato, and Cucumber; Kalua Pork and Shoyu Chicken; Vegetarian Yakisoba Noodles; Island Macaroni Salad; Hawaiian Sweet Bread; Champagne Fruit Salad.

Chef Salad may be ordered upon request prior to the meeting instead of the regular menu.

Program Cancellation Policy
Please RSVP and provide cancellation to the Calling Committee’s email about each CFDD meeting by 5 p.m. the Friday before the monthly educational meeting. Or contact Carol Johnson, ICCE, at 971.237.4941 or vindolanda2000@yahoo.com.

President's Message

Last month we elected our new officers and Board members for the coming year. I am very excited with the new slate of officers and I am sure that this next year will be a fantastic year for CFDD. I am coming close to the end of my term as Portland Chapter President and I want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone that has supported me over the last two years. We have definitely had some challenges but we also have a wonderful team that pulled together and turned those challenges around so we came out on top.

Jeff’s wish for this year's theme was “Invest in Yourself.” I think that we can honestly end this fabulous year saying that we met this goal. We had great attendance at the retreat this year and we had four people sit for their CBA exams (who I am sure will continue on to their CBF). It was a good year for investing in yourself and I hope that we all continue to learn and grow in the coming years.

I sent out an email to the entire membership a few weeks ago with our committee list. I encourage all of you to sign up to help on a committee. Most of these committee’s don’t take a ton of time and you get scholarship points for serving on one. If you are looking at trying to get your CBF this also counts toward your Roadmap points so make sure you are taking advantage of that opportunity.

I am looking forward to this next month’s meeting and hearing the updates from Cindy Robert. She is always a great speaker with great information about what is going on in Salem in regards to credit. I look forward to seeing you all there!

Best Regards,

Tawyna Marsh, CBA
CFDD Portland Chapter President


Officers & Board 2013-2014

Tawnya Marsh, CBA
Columbia River Knife & Tool

Vice President
Lori Buckelew


Charlene Gothard, CBA
Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC
503.286.6354 ext. 1007

Debora Diamond-Burt, CBA, CICP
Schnitzer Steel

Chairman of the Board
Carol Johnson, ICCE

Kathy Linscott

NACM Oregon

Publicity Chair
Kathleen Victoria

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics

1-Year Directors
Carol Spring

Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.


Kathleen Victoria
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics


2-Year Directors
Barbara Davis, CCE
Northwest Pump & Equipment

Ruth Moehnke

Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.
503.286.0685 ext.208