ACA Board Member
Michael Klutho Announces Upcoming Retirement
Klutho, who has been an ACA
member since 1996, will retire at the end of 2023.
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International Treasurer Michael Klutho, an attorney
with Bassford Remele,
recently announced his plan to retire at the end of 2023.
Klutho’s term on ACA’s Board of Directors ended on
Klutho has represented ACA members in thousands
of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims and lawsuits over the past 30+
years. He is a charter member of ACA’s Members Attorney Program and served on
ACA’s Council of Delegates, representing the MAP Division and the Great Lakes
Credit and Collection Association. He has served on many ACA committees over
the years, including the Judicial Committee and CNR Review Committee. As an ACA
Certified Instructor, Klutho regularly presents on
compliance with the FDCPA, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer
Protection Act and related issues.
earned ACA’s Fellow, Professional Collection Specialist, Scholar
and Trainer Specialist designations and has been honored with the ACA
International Education Foundation Fellow Award, the Jonathan Elliot Judicial
Advocacy Award and Fred Kirschner Instructor Achievement Award.
Klutho shared a statement about his decision to
retire, effective Dec. 31, 2023:
good things must come to an end. It has been my privilege to have represented
numerous agencies and attorneys over the last 30+ years. A truly
collateral benefit of my association with ACA and its members are the deep
friendships that I have developed with people who I admire, people who I enjoy
spending time with, people who supported me and—to top it off—people who make me
laugh. What more can a person ask for?
at the end of this year, I will begin the next chapter of my life. I’ll get to
spend much of my time with my grandchildren. I’m really looking forward to
teaching them to fish! There’s nothing like fishing with a kid. Jill, my
bride of 37 years, and I will be traveling and spoiling our
grandkids. Carpentry work, landscaping, chopping and splitting firewood
all await me—work that fills the soul.
left behind? Rest assured that the clients I’ve been fortunate enough to
advise and represent over the years won’t be left behind! Our firm’s Consumer
Law Team is well-stocked with excellent attorneys. Your needs will continue to
be met and exceeded.”
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