Credit Professional of the Year Award for SICA-USA

On behalf of the Sica, our entire membership and our sponsors, our sincere congratulations go to Ms. Lisa Long, this year's recipient of the "Credit Professional of the Year" (Michel Hurd award) for SICA USA.

About Ms. Lisa Long:

Lisa Long is presently senior credit manager at VF Corp (a major sporting goods supplier carrying multiple brands, such as The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Kodiak, and others).  Lisa has been with VF for the past 38 years.

Early on before VF,  she contemplated a career which consisted of “wearing gloves, a mask and cleaning teeth”, but destiny would take her on another path.

She started off in the inventory department, then was given the opportunity to move to the credit department, she has never looked back since.  She moved up the ranks from clerk to credit representative to assistant manager and subsequently to her present position as senior credit manager.

Throughout this journey, she pursued her education where she obtained CBA and CBF designations while being mentored by credit professionals at her local chapter.  Lisa is recognized as a leader by all of her peers.

Some comments from some of her peers include:

  • “Lisa is highly respected in our industry”
  • “Her wealth of knowledge is unmistakable”
  • “If she is speaking, you can be sure everyone is listening”

It is now Lisa's turn to be recognized for her great contribution by her peers and the sporting goods industry.
About the award:
New in early 2018, Sica’s members were asked to submit nominations of their peers who exemplified the characteristics of a credit professional using the following criteria:
Leadership, knowledge, mentorship, professional, ethical and a valuable resource to the industry.

Through this process over 40 credit professionals were nominated from all across North America.
Subsequently, a panel of judges from our industry independently reviewed all nominees and narrowed down to select the above finalist.

Thank-you to sponsors Euler Hermes, Creditfax Debt Recovery, PDF attorneys and Barr Credit Services for their generous contribution to this event.

We would also like to thank our membership for their participation.

Congratulations Lisa!