Kelly Knepper-Stephens

VP Legal & Compliance   

Past life:

Kelly served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Stoneleigh Recovery Associates, LLC a small business debt collection company. During her tenure Collection Advisor Magazine named her to the list of Most Powerful Women in Collections in 2016 and 2018. Kelly taught as a Visiting Professor of Clinical Law at George Washington University Law School and as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University Law School's Japan Campus and at Old Dominion University. She developed her trial skills as a Deputy Public Defender in San Diego. Kelly received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and is barred in California, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Present life:

Kelly serves on the Board of Directors for the Receivables Management Association International and is both an ACA Certified Instructor and Certified Receivables Compliance Professional. Her podcast Two DEBTicated Attorneys can be found on podbean (

Why TrueAccord:

I wanted to be a part of this unique startup shaping the modern form of debt collection communication with an emphasis on ethics and compliance.

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