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Boy Scouts will honor Jodi Gaines

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Albion woman built company with 650 employees

Jodi Gaines

Every year the Boy Scouts of America Iroquois Trail Council honors a “distinguished citizen” from each of the five counties that are included in the Council. This year the Council’s Orleans County honoree is an Albion woman who has built a company that employs about 650 people locally.

Jodi Gaines, the CEO of Claims Recovery Financial Services, will be recognized during the BoyPower dinner Wednesday at Genesee Community College.

CRFS has been in expansion mode in recent years. Earlier this year the company moved into the former JP Morgan Chase site on East Avenue in Albion. Gaines started Claims Recovery Financial Services from her kitchen about a decade ago.

The company has become the leader in its industry, helping banks and investors recoup money when a home is foreclosed. Gaines and her 650 employees are committed to knowing the industry regulations in all 50 states and meeting all deadlines for clients.

CRFS employees work with attorneys, county clerks, utility companies and investors from all over the country. CRFS works to recover past-due interest, unpaid principal, unpaid taxes and unpaid insurance on houses.

Other distinguished citizens at the BoyPower dinner will include William Hayes from Genesee, Craig Bolesky from Livingston, Peter Robinson from Niagara, and James Rutowski.

The keynote speaker for the 39th Annual Boypower Dinner will be the Honorable Jeremiah Moriaty, NYS Supreme Court Justice and an Eagle Scout.

There are about 3,000 Scouts in the five-county Council. For more information about the Council, click here.