Val Venable most recently was the director of credit for Ascend
Performance Materials (Houston, Texas), a global supplier of chemicals,
nylon and plastics for the automotive, chemicals, electrical, carpet and
industrial fibers markets among others. Previously she was the
America’s credit manager for SABIC Innovative Plastics, formerly GE
With 40 years’ experience as a credit manager, Val has worked in
domestic and international credit in the aerospace, steel and metals,
marine, chemicals and plastics industries. She is a certified expert
witness for defending creditors in Bankruptcy Section 547 Preference
Actions, and has testified before the American Bankruptcy Institute
committee for bankruptcy reform.
Val served on the national board of directors for the National
Association of Credit Management (NACM) for eight years, serving as
chairman from 2001-2002. Additionally, she served on and chaired many of
the national committees, including budget and finance, honors and
awards, government affairs, education and accreditation.
Val is currently a member of NACM Gulf States, having also served on
its board of directors. She has led education sessions at the NACM
Credit Congress, the metals and steel, and the food services industry
day groups and has addressed various CFDD affiliates.
She received the national CCE Designation of Excellence Award in
2006. As a 1994 graduate of NACM Graduate School of Credit and Financial
Management, Val received the Distinguished Student Award. And in 2013,
Val was honored with the Alice M.H. McGregor Award of Exceptional