Mark Davitt Inducted Into Rochester Business Hall of Fame

ConServe's President and CEO Recognized for Business and Community Achievements

Rochester, N.Y. - Mark E. Davitt, President and CEO of Continental Service Group, Inc., d/b/a ConServe, was inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame at a celebratory event to honor the 2015 inductees at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.  Presented by Junior Achievement of Rochester, proceeds from this event will enable children in the Rochester area to participate in Junior Achievement programs focused on financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship.

Mark was honored for his accomplishments and contributions to his organization, his community and the collections industry.  His vision and leadership have distinguished him amongst his colleagues within the business community and this induction ceremony was a recognition of his outstanding achievements and unrivaled ethics.

According to Patricia Leva, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York, Inc., "Junior Achievement is proud to recognize Mr. Davitt's extraordinary business and community contributions through his induction into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame.   His innovation, ethics and entrepreneurial spirit are an inspiration for entrepreneurs and the current and future workforce alike."  She continues "Mr. Davitt's induction is particularly special for Junior Achievement. Every day, we strive to help youth understand the importance of financial literacy and economic self-sufficiency, an area in which Mr. Davitt has worked tirelessly to set the gold standard within his industry."

"Mark is a leader, role-model and visionary not only here at ConServe but within the collections industry as well as in his own community" states Rich Klein, ConServe's Chief Financial Officer.  "He serves as an inspiration to his team of dedicated professionals who every day commit themselves to doing the right thing, at the right time, the right way by empowering fellow human beings to embark on a path to financial freedom." He continues "It is Mark's mission, vision and values that have shaped ConServe's corporate culture and subsequently positioned ConServe as a valuable contributor to both industry and community efforts."

About ConServe
ConServe has been ranked consistently as a top-performing agency by the federal government and the U.S. Department of Education. Representing less than 1% of collection agencies nationwide, ConServe has achieved the ACA International Professional Practices Management System (PPMS) certification, representing the collection industry's standard for quality management, and has completed the SSAE 16 Type II Engagement. Accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating, ConServe is a recipient of the Rochester Business Ethics Award, has repeatedly appeared on Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies and has been named a Rochester Top 100 company 12 times in the last 13 years.  ConServe has been voted a Best Place to Work in Collections (for the last three consecutive years) and was recognized in 2015 as the #1 Top Workplace in Rochester, N.Y.    Training magazine named ConServe on its Top 125 list of organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world,  Dale Carnegie has awarded ConServe with the 2015 Enthusiasm Award for maintaining a dynamic corporate culture and the Greater Rochester Quality Council has presented ConServe with both the Customer Excellence and Operations Excellence Awards.

About Junior Achievement of Rochester

Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.  Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success. Their volunteer-based K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.  The organization maintains an active vision that focuses on how to have a positive impact on the lives of more students.

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