Instructor Val Venable, CCE, CICP
Val Venable was the Director of Credit for Ascend Performance Materials in Houston, Texas, a global supplier of Chemicals, Nylon and Plastics serving the automotive, consumer and industrial, chemicals, electrical, carpet and industrial fibers markets. Previously she was the Customer Financial Services Leader and Credit Manager for SABIC Innovative Plastics, formerly GE Plastics. With over 40 years’ experience in Domestic and International Ms. Venable has managed portfolios in over 60 countries and managed teams in Asia, Europe and North and South America. Her industry experience includes aerospace, steel and metals, marine, chemicals and plastics.
Val is a Certified Expert Witness for defending creditors in Bankruptcy Section 547 Preference Actions, and testified before the American Bankruptcy Institute committee for bankruptcy reform. She has also participated in many cross-border insolvency cases in Europe.
Ms. Venable served on the National Board of Directors of NACM for eight years, serving as Chairman of the Board for 2001-2002. Additionally, she has served on and chaired many of the National Committees, including Budget and Finance, Honors and Awards, Government Affairs, Education and Accreditation. A frequent speaker for both FCIB and NACM, Ms. Venable has presented sessions on various aspects of domestic and international credit issues. She has led education sessions at the NACM Credit Congress, various NACM local affiliates and regional conferences, the Metals and Steel, and the Food Services Industry Day Groups and has addressed various CFDD Affiliates.
Ms. Venable received the national CCE Designation of Excellence Award in 2006. A 1994 graduate of NACM Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management, Val received the Distinguished Student Award. Ms. Venable considers it a great honor to be the recipient of the 2013 Alice M.H. McGregor Award of Exceptional Achievement.