2018 Schedule: At-A-Glance

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
7:30am – 6:30pm Registration Open
11:45am – 12:45pm Industry Summit Welcome Lunch and Keynote 

No Human Necessary: Emerging Tech and Impactful Trends


  • Cindy Allen, CEO, StoneEagle
1:00pm – 2:00pm Executive Panel Session

The Inside Scoop: Straight Talk From Industry Leaders


  • Kristen Gruber, President, Dealers Assurance Company


  • Arden Hetland, President, American Financial & Automotive Services, Inc.
  • Dave Duncan, President, Safe-Guard
  • Stan Starnes, COO, Nobilis Group, Inc.
2:10pm – 3:00pm PALS Keynote Presentation 

The Future of Transparency


  • Chip Perry, President and CEO, TrueCar
3:00pm – 3:30pm Networking Break with P&A Exhibitors

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3:35pm – 4:30pm Panel Session

The Reinsurance Climate: A Look at NCFCs and DOWCs


  • Greg Petrowski, Senior VP/Secretary/Treasurer, GPW and Associates, Inc.


  • Richard Irvine, Tax Partner, PwC
  • David Kaseff, Chief Operating Officer, Marks Nelson, LLC
4:35pm – 5:30pm Industry Summit General Session

Auto Finance Climate – The Next 12 Months


  • Greg Goebel, President, DealerStrong
5:30pm – 7:30pm Exhibit Hall Open and Evening Reception
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
7:30am – 7:30pm Registration Open
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:10am – 10:00am Industry Summit Keynote Address

Improve Your Per-Copy Average by $350


  • David Lewis, David Lewis & Associates
10:10am – 11:00am Industry Summit General Session

From the Boardroom 


  • Greg Arroyo, F&I and Showroom magazine


  • Tim Blochowiack, Protective Insurance Corp.
  • Vince D’Antoni, AUL Corp.
11:00am – 11:30am Networking Break
11:30am – 12:25pm Tag-Team Presentation

Rising GAP Losses: 2018 Update


  • Lee Bowron, Co-Founder, Kerper and Bowron LLC
  • Ben Woods, Loss Modeling Manager, Allstate Dealer Services
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:05pm – 2:55pm Panel Session

Can Online Claims Help Your Organization Achieve Efficiency and Scalability?


  • Brent Allen, Founder and Managing Partner, StoneEagle


  • Jardon Bouska, Chief Operations Officer, Safe-Guard Products International, LLC
  • Stephen Fort, APEX Protection, Inc.
  • Garret Lacour, Founder and CEO, RoadVantage
  • Kumar Kathinokkula, COO, F&I Administration Solutions
2:55pm – 3:20pm Networking Break
3:20pm – 4:10pm Industry Summit General Session

F&I Q-Tips


  • Rick McCormick, National Account Development Manager
4:20pm – 5:10pm Industry Summit General Session

Digital Retail: Are we there yet?


  • David Pryor, Chief Marketing Officer, Safe-Guard Products International
5:15pm – 6:00pm Industry Summit Honors
6:00pm – 7:30pm Exhibit Hall Open and Evening Reception
2018 Advisory Board

David Trinder 
CEO, F&I Administration Solutions
and Advisory Board Chair

Cindy Allen
CEO, StoneEagle

Lee Bowron
Founder, Kerper and Bowron, LLC

Dave Duncan
President, Safe-Guard Products International

Kristen Gruber
President, Dealers Assurance Company

Lori Hallissey
COO, Portfolio Reinsurance Services

Randy Henrick
President, Randy Henrick & Associates, LLC

Arden Hetland
President, American Financial
and Automotive Services

Dan Jones
Principal, Eckbond Coatings, Inc.

Daniel Lievrouw
Executive Vice President and CIO, American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc.

Adam Pope
President, Warranty Solutions

Brian Reed
President, F&I Express