Media Credit & Collections Workshop 

BCCA...the media industry’s credit association, has scheduled an exclusive 2-day virtual workshop focusing on high-level issues for the media industry’s credit and collection professionals.

This VIRTUAL workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8 (11am-1pm ET and 2-4pm ET) and Wednesday, December 9 (11am-1pm ET and 2-4pm ET) 

In addition to the educational sessions and roundtable discussions, the event serves as a networking opportunity for media credit and collection professionals from across the country to come together virtually to share ideas and best practices for the ever-changing media credit and collections function. 

(subject to change)

December 8

10:45am ET /9:45am CT
Networking & Introductions
Sponsored by WideOrbit

Opening Speaker: Trevina Broussard, CEO & Principal Consultant, SULA SAGE

Topic: What the 2020?! – Leading, Managing, and Motivating Yourself and Your Team Beyond the ‘Jumanji’ Year

  • The year 2020, with all of its eventfulness; has introduced Managers and Supervisors to new challenges as they strive to keep remote teams motivated, engaged, and connected. The new reality has required us to stretch ourselves beyond our limits and outside our comfort zones, figuratively and literally.

    In this one-hour presentation Attendees with explore:

    • Managing & supporting yourself during and beyond the extended 2020 crisis
    • Tips to effectively manage, support, and engage a remote workforce.
    • Looking ahead to what “work” looks like in the future 


11:55am ET/10:55am CT
Fraud & Cybersecurity: Are Your Business Payments Safe?
Michael Johnson, VP, Business Development, Paymerang

  • Did you know your current check processing is posing risks and exposing your AP payments to payment fraud risks? With internal and external threats on the rise, accounting teams have no time to lose in mitigating the risks of payment fraud, safeguarding sensitive banking information, and ensuring the integrity of the accounting system.
  • Electronic payment solutions, such as virtual cards and ACH transactions, provide greater protections than paper checks, mitigating the risk of payment fraud.

12:30pm ET/11:30am CT
Risk Management/Economic Outlook
Sponsored by Szabo Associates

Speaker: Mark Hamrick, Journalist and Senior Economic Analyst, Washington Bureau Chief,, a Red Ventures company.


  • Consumer Purchasing and Other Trends that Affect Media Advertising
  • The Economic Outlook and COVID's Impact
  • Retail and mitigating risk 


2:00pm - 4:00pm ET/1:00pm - 3:00pm CT
Speed Networking via Zoom Breakout Rooms 
Sponsored by CCR (Communications Credit & Recovery)

December 9 

11:00am ET /10:00am CT 
Bankruptcy & Preference Claims
Sponsored by HighRadius

Moderators: Mary McKenna, VP, Customer Shared Financial Services, NBCU and Drita Mulla, Manager, Risk Management NBCU
Presenter: Mariano Schwed, SVP Litigation, NBCU

  • Preventive measures (contract terms, record retention, credit and/or payment plan considerations when high probability of imminent bankruptcy, etc.)
  • Filing procedures, key terms, support, important dates, roles of Trustee, Creditors Committee, Financial Advisors
  • What happens if you miss bar date?
  • What factors to consider when determining your company should be on Creditors Committee
  • Defending your company in a preference claim
  • How has the pandemic changed the bankruptcy landscape and procedures 


12:00am ET/11:00am CT 
Sponsored by Altus Receivables Management 

Topics to be discussed and lead by: 

  • Anti-Trust (Melissa Balderas, Credit & Collections Manager, WBBM-TV/CBS Corporation)
  • Trends & KPIs (Ed Ienner, Executive Director - Credit and Collections at Meredith Corporation)
  • Changes in Credit & Terms Policies during COVID (Tonya Sorrells, Senior Manager Credit & Collections, Hearst Television)
  • Difficult Conversations with Sales/Credit Dept. (Carmen Reyes,Director, AR Cash Mgmt. - US, Accounting Business Services, WarnerMedia & Christine Lipani, Senior Manager Credit and Collections, Meredith Corporation)


2:00pm ET /1:00pm CT 
Systems Discussion (Optional) 

Overview: Participants have an open conversation with each other about the products they use in their day-to-day operations. Followed by and open discussion with the vendors who supply products and services to credit and business departments.

  • Reporting
  • Analytics
  • Payment Terms
  • Collection Platforms
  • Capturing Data

3:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET/2:00pm CT - 3:00pm CT
System Vendors Conversation and Q&A

  • Vendors give an overview to participants about products, services and upcoming enhancements.
    • WideOrbit (Tim Swift, James Bolton & Paul Jaffe)
    • HighRadius(Brandon Provost & Chelsea Beale)
    • Szabo Associates (Randy Neff & Robin Szabo)
    • Paymerang (Mike Johnson)
    • Altus Receivables Management (Rudy Schatzmann)
    • FastPay (Theresa Contario)
    • CCR (George Stella)

Attendee Registration Rates:

Deadline to Register is December 7

  • Full registration $FREE (BCCA & MFM Members) 
  • Full registration $350 (Non-Members MFM or BCCA) 


Click Here for a Group Registration Form

  • Please scan registration form to [email protected] or fax to 847.784.8059.
  • Registration is limited to media industry credit and collection professionals only.
  • CPE: up to 4 units for CPAs. (SKA/O) Group Internet Live; No pre-requisites. 

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Questions? Please email Jamie Grande ([email protected])