USOBA Presents at 2009 Annual DBA International Conference

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“Education about our industry to all parties involved is vital,” Keehnen said. “Open lines of communication will ensure success for everyone involved. These are the first steps in a long process.”

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I look forward to working with Mr. Knauf and DBA International member companies to eliminate barriers between both industries.

The United States Organizations for Bankruptcy Alternatives (USOBA), a trade association dedicated to the advancement of consumer protection in the debt settlement industry, presented at the DBA International Pre-Conference Tuesday afternoon. Ms. Jenna Keehnen fielded a variety of questions from the audience following her presentation.

“Education about our industry to all parties involved is vital,” Keehnen said. “Open lines of communication will ensure success for everyone involved. These are the first steps in a long process.”

This is Keehnen’s first time to receive an invitation to speak at the DBA International conference. Her presentation addressed various methods that will allow the debt buyer community to work more harmoniously with the debt settlement industry, benefiting consumers in the long run.

“As I experienced during the question and answer phase, there are numerous questions that need to be addressed by both USOBA and DBA International member companies. I do not expect the solutions to be simple, and creativity will be necessary to overcome some obstacles”, Keehnen stated.

The annual DBA International conference provides educational and networking opportunities, promotes the debt buying industry, and informs attendees on the latest trends in the industry. The conference is being held at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from February 3-5. About 1,300 attendees are expected, and over 100 exhibits will be displayed. All major issuers of the debt purchasing industry and a number of collection companies will be attending the DBA International Conference.

“I would like to thank Roger Knauf, Executive Director of DBA International, for having the vision to include USOBA as a presenter at this event”, said Ms. Keehnen. “I look forward to working with Mr. Knauf and DBA International member companies to eliminate barriers between both industries.”

About DBA International
Debt Buyers’ Association International is a source of experienced, knowledgeable, and ethical industry participants that provides educational and networking opportunities through an annual conference. DBA International promotes the debt buying industry at conferences, and represents its memberships to Federal and State agencies and supports the industry in Appellate cases of significance. By providing products, services and education to its members, DBA International strives to enhance the economic performance and liquidity of the international financial services industry and to cultivate the ability of consumers to participate in the marketplace for goods and services.

About USOBA
USOBA is the debt settlement industry’s oldest trade association, dedicated to the advancement of consumer protection in the debt settlement industry. It was founded by leading members in the debt settlement industry seeking representation outside of credit counseling and bankruptcy law. USOBA brings individual representation together as a united front to protect the debt settlement industry and to secure its future. USOBA is committed to working with and providing information to legislatures, regulators, consumers, creditors, other industries and governmental bodies to help them attain a better understanding of the industry.

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