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Leadership Team


L. Allen Langford, CEO

L. Allen Langford

Chief Executive Officer

As a collections executive for the past 21 years with a wealth of experience in financial services, regulatory issues, liability and recovery, Allen previously served as the head of collections for a large multi-state agency focusing on third-party liability and bad debt accounts.

Seeking to fill a void in the Mississippi market, he founded United Medical Recovery in 2000. Since that time UMR’s client roster has expanded to incorporate accounts of solo practitioners, multi-site facilities and community-based hospitals.

Devoted to improved practice and compliance, Allen continues membership in the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals International.

Mysty Langford

Chief Operations Officer 


A legal professional with over 24 years experience, Mysty was previously the Director of Operations for a mid-size law firm in Nevada. She brings a level of operational efficiency to collections which maximizes the benefit to United Medical Recovery, LLC, internally, as well as externally to its client base. Mysty works closely with UMR’s legal staff in order to utilize every legal remedy available to increase client returns. Committed to all things technology, Mysty is tirelessly devoted to increasing the strength of UMR’s advances in collection automation.

Mysty holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and she is undertaking a M.S. degree from the University of Illinois.