GENESEO, N.Y. -- Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) is pleased to announce that Roxanne Baker, President, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Female Executive of the Year- Business Products – 11 to 2,500 Employees” category in the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Award winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 18. More than 1,400 nominations were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

Roxanne Baker was nominated for her leadership and strength over the past year, including her pivotal role in the management of a major business transition, all while dealing with personal health setbacks. As a result of her diligence, Coast has seen significant success and growth culminating in the hiring of more than 400 employees in 2016, being named as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies for the fifth consecutive year, being voted a Best Places to Work in Collections for the third consecutive year and beginning an extensive building expansion project at one of the company’s facilities. Additionally, Ms. Baker was named as one of the 2016 ‘25 Most Influential Women in Collections’ by Collection Advisor magazine. Ms. Baker’s Silver Stevie® Award recognizes that she is part of an exclusive group of inspirational and exceptional women who have demonstrated consistent achievement and perseverance both personally and professionally.

“I’m incredibly grateful to be awarded this recognition. My focus has always been, and will continue to be, the advancement of the people who rely on me and the cultivation of strength and spirit within others. This has been quite the year for our team, and this award is further validation that when we work as a team, we can overcome any obstacle. I want to thank everyone at Coast and the Stevie® Awards for this honor. ”

Brian Davis, CEO and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors commented on Roxanne’s achievements, "Roxanne is one of the finest professionals I've ever worked with. She epitomizes our company's values and culture. I'm extremely proud of her accomplishments both in and outside of Coast. Congratulations Roxanne on this extraordinary achievement and recognition.”

Everett Stagg, CFO and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors added, “Roxanne has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership ability and has been a driving force behind Coast being named one of the Best Places to Work in Collections for the third year in a row. Her story is one of immense resilience and she continues to inspire and lead our team to excellence. We are exceptionally proud that she was recognized with this Stevie® Award and congratulate her on this accomplishment.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About Coast Professional, Inc.:

Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical collection of higher education and government debt. Coast provides professional collection services to over 200 campus based colleges and universities, guaranty agencies, and government clients. Coast is a five time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for American’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and has been recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections 2016” and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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