Leadership Team


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CEO: Kenlyn T. Gretz

Kenlyn T. Gretz is the CEO of Americollect. Kenlyn developed the Ridiculously Nice Collections Concepts, a sales approach to collecting with cooperative payment dialogue and plays a very hands-on role in the operations of growth of Americollect.

Kenlyn is a Certified Collector through the American Collectors Association and current or past board member of the following organizations: Wisconsin Collectors Association, Wisconsin Clinic Credit Managers Association and the Wisconsin Chapter of American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM). Kenlyn won the AAHAM of Wisconsin President’s award in 2004,  and in 2012, Kenlyn was inducted into his high school Wall of Fame.

Kenlyn is married with five daughters and currently lives in Green Bay, WI.



President: Shawn Gretz

Shawn Gretz joined Americollect in 2003 as the 16th team member with the primary task of growing Americollect. Today, Americollect employs over 260 team members that collect for more than 70 hospitals and over 7000 physicians.

Shawn has been an active volunteer for HFMA Wisconsin. Shawn has served as the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and three years as the VP of Programs. Shawn has been an active volunteer with AAHAM for several years and is a Past President of the Wisconsin Chapter. In 2010, Shawn was awarded the President’s Award for AAHAM Wisconsin.

Shawn graduated from the UW Oshkosh with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, majoring in Marketing and Operations Management. Shawn also graduated from UW Oshkosh’s EMBA program, with a Masters of Business Administration in 2016.

Vice President of Operations: Luke Check

Luke Check joined Americollect in 2003 part-time while attending college.  Luke graduated from UW Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, majoring in Finance. In 2008, he began full-time in sales.  In 2015, Luke became the Director of EBO Operations, and in 2017 VP – Business Solutions.

Luke has been an active volunteer for HFMA Western Michigan. Luke has served as the President, President-Elect, Vice-President, and two years as the Program Chair.

Luke lives in Grafton with his wife and daughter. 

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