Melissa Nash (Courtesy: Capehart Photography)
Melissa Nash, president and CEO of Accounts Receivables Inc. (ARI) in West Palm Beach, Florida, was recently named president of the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League (PAL). Nash, a PAL board member for 2 years, will lead the organization in its mission to prevent juvenile crime and violence by providing civic, athletic, recreational and educational opportunities to the youth ofWest Palm Beach.
Nash is a recognized collection services industry expert, author and a featured speaker at many regional, national and international conferences on the topic of receivables and cash flow. She was featured by Inc. Magazine’s “11 Top Businesses You Can Start in Your Pajamas” for 2009, recognized as a 2011 Woman Extraordinaire by Business Leader Magazine, and also recognized as a Woman in Leadership by the Executive Women’s Association in 2016. Her book, How To Get Paid On-Time, Every Time, was highlighted in Entrepreneur Magazine. Nash’s clientele includes governmental agencies, professional services businesses, and homeowners and condominium owners’ associations.
“Responsibility and accountability are two key values that I believe in for my business and that I believe are important in youth development,” said Nash. “Athletics and team activities are a great way to teach these principles to our young people for lessons that will last a lifetime. I am honored to have that opportunity through PAL, especially in the community where I was born and raised.”
Nash is a native Palm Beach Countyresident and an avid supporter of many other community organizations, including, Nonprofits First, Junior Achievement, American Cancer Society, Girls Scouts of Southeast Florida, American Cancer Society and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). She is also a volunteer at South Tech Academy and a proud alumna of Leadership Palm Beach County.
With her many years of experience in board service, Nash sees a number of opportunities to help PAL grow, particularly with her new position on the board of Nonprofits First. The Palm Beach County organization empowers nonprofits with the tools they need to better serve their communities. Nash will champion PAL seeking accreditation from Nonprofits First to help maximize their youth services. “My goal will be to help push our team to the next level to make the biggest impact we can on our community, and continue to strengthen the bond between our police officers and our youth,” she said.
To learn more about this appointment, the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League, please contact (561) 835-7195 or www.westpalmbeachpal.com.