Digital debt collector TrueAccord Corp. announced the appointment of Kelly Knepper-Stephens as chief compliance officer and general counsel.

Knepper-Stephens joined TrueAccord in 2018 as vice president of legal and compliance, where she has focused on civil litigation, government regulation, and compliance.

She started her career in the collection space in 2011. Knepper-Stephens currently serves on the board of directors for RMAI, on the steering committee for the Consumer Relations Consortium, and as an ACA-certified instructor. Prior to joining the industry, she worked as a visiting professor of law at George Washington University Law School, teaching the criminal appellate clinic, and as a San Diego public defender.