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NCBA Hires Elizabeth Terry As New Executive Director

Washington, DC (October 3, 2019) – Sterling Martin Associates is pleased to announce the hire of Elizabeth Terry as new Executive Director for the National Creditors Bar Association. Terry was chosen for this position through SMA’s comprehensive national search process on behalf of NCBA.

Terry’s professional career spans approximately 18 years in nonprofit and trade associations, corporations, and foundations, including eight years in the financial services sector. Most recently she has served as the Vice President, Business Practices and Membership Engagement for the Investment Advisors Association (IAA), a trade association of approximately 650 investment advisor firms that are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Through her leadership experience, Terry has developed a strong management style that fosters and rewards teamwork and collegiality. She believes strongly in transparency and open conversation between the CEO and Board; as well as open dialogue between the executive leadership and the staff. Terry is a strong proponent in providing the appropriate resources, mentorship and professional development opportunities for staff- as well as recognizing her staff for their accomplishments.

Terry is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. She holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

About National Creditors Bar Association

The National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) located in University Park, FL. NCBA is a trade association dedicated to serving law firms engaged in the practice of creditors rights law both in state and federal courts. Originally founded in 1993 as the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA) the organization has grown to become the pre-eminent association for the creditors rights attorney.  NCBA has broadened its membership base to include firms practicing in foreclosure, bankruptcy and other areas. They have also expanded their educational offerings and networking opportunities. NCBA has a revenue budget in the $2.4 million range.

NCBA’s membership is comprised of over 500 creditors rights law firms and individual members, totaling approximately 2000 attorneys. The NCBA membership also includes defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Members practice in over 20 different practice areas in the 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.K.  NCBA’s attorney members are committed to delivering the highest professional, responsible and ethical services in their representation of clients and interaction with consumers, the bar, and the public. As a membership requirement, NCBA members must agree to abide by a Code of Conduct and Ethics that requires more than existing state and federal laws. 

About Sterling Martin Associates

Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.