Eddie Antoniewicz, Collections Manager | Simplicity Credit Union
Eddie is the Collections Manager and a Certified Financial Counselor at Simplicity Credit Union for the past 5 years. He believes that financial situations are fixable and it is his job to help members understand how to get there. With over 15 years in collections he has learned that people don’t want to be behind in their payments and he wants them to know they can make changes to improve their financial well-being. “In today’s world, money can be one of the scariest monsters out there. We want to help arm you with tools and support so you can conquer that fear and take control of your financial life."
Justin Bates, Attorney at Law | Bates Legal Group, LLC
Attorney Justin Bates has represented and advised creditors and financial institutions on issues involving collection, repossession, FDCPA defense, foreclosure, creditors' rights in bankruptcy and related compliance issues. Justin received 100% good or excellent rating from The League’s three roundtables that he previously presented at. “Best speaker in years.” – past Collections Roundtable attendee,
LaMont Bonham, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management | Connexus Credit Union
LaMont started his credit union career with Tower Credit Union in 2003 as a collector and eventually managed the Collections and Member Service departments. After a merger with Connexus Credit Union in early 2012 LaMont was tasked with developing an in-house Collections team. Connexus has grown significantly since that time and the Collections department has grown exponentially and now consists of over 32 employees within 4 teams, Collections, Legal, Fraud and Collateral Protection. In 2013 LaMont founded the “Wisconsin Credit Union Collectors Group” which was a listserv hosted by Connexus, it is now hosted and managed by the WCUL and part of the CommUnity forum. LaMont is passionate about his field and has been presenting on the subjects of Collections and team building since 2012.
Bob Hein, Member Solutions Manager | Fox Communities Credit Union
Bob has been a credit union collections professional for more than 25 years. He has experience in every aspect of the profession and is a strong advocate of the importance of the collections department in the day to day operation of credit unions. He also believes The League’s Credit Union Collections Roundtables are must attends for credit union collection professionals because the forum provides for valuable networking time with colleagues.