The Unclaimed Property Professional Organization by Andrew Katakis
September 10, 2012 § Leave a comment
The premier resource for information, education, advocacy, and networking on behalf of unclaimed property professionals, the Unclaimed Property Professional Organization (UPPO) strives to be the industry leader in compliance and reform. The organization was founded in 1992 with a group of 40 individuals who represented 34 corporations. These members helped shape and develop UPPO’s mission and goals and, in 1993, elected the first governing body for the organization.
The current strategic plan for the UPPO consists of five divisions: marketing and membership, professional development, advocacy, leadership development and governance, and financial stability. Through this plan, the organization hopes to demonstrate its commitment to its members and the unclaimed property industry. UPPO also serves as a forum for advocacy, discussion, and education, enabling members to network and learn more about best practices. Furthermore, the organization encourages a strict code of ethics and the return of property to the rightful owners if possible.
About Andrew Katakis: The President of California Asset Recovery, Andrew Katakis supplements his career with membership to UPPO.