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PALS Announces Panel Session Dedicated to F&I and Service

DALLAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Don Larsen, assistant vice president of asset management for American Guardian Warranty Services, will lead a panel that is set to explore how the service contract industry is operated at ground level. PALS is co-located with the annual Industry Summit for the sixth … Read More »

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CareGard’s Koenig to Helm Operations and Claims Panel at PALS 2017

DALLAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Guy Koenig, president of CareGard Warranty Services will lead a panel discussion dedicated to operations and claims management. PALS is co-located with the annual Industry Summit for the sixth consecutive year. The event will be held Sept. 12–13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort … Read More »

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PALS Early Bird Discount Ends Today!

DALLAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that the $100 Early Bird registration discount ends at midnight tonight. The event will be held Sept. 12–13, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas. PALS is co-located with the annual Industry Summit for the sixth consecutive year. “As the … Read More »

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Bowron and Woods to Present GAP Briefing at PALS 2017

DALLAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Lee Bowron, co-founder of Kerper and Bowron LLC, and Benjamin Woods, actuarial senior consultant at Allstate Dealer Services, will team up for a presentation on the current state of GAP. The event will be held Sept. 12–13, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Resort … Read More »

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PALS 2017: Early Bird Ends This Week

DALLAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that the $100 early-bird registration discount for the 2017 event will expire this Friday, Aug. 18, at midnight. The two-day conference begins Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas. “Thank you to everyone who has already registered, and thank … Read More »

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Gruber to Helm Leadership Panel at PALS

DALLAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Kristen Gruber, president of Dealers Assurance Company (DAC), will moderate a panel discussion dedicated to leadership at the event, which will be held Sept. 12–13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas. PALS is co-located with the annual Industry Summit … Read More »

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Compliance Expert Jim Ganther Joins PALS Roster

DALLAS — Organizers of the sixth annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that James S. “Jim” Ganther, Esq., co-founder and president of Mosaic Compliance Services, has agreed to address the compliance responsibilities of F&I product providers at this year’s event. PALS 2017 will be held Sept. 12–13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center … Read More »

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Alexi Venneri Joins PALS Roster

DALLAS — Digital Air Strike co-founder and CEO Alexi Venneri has agreed to speak at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit, organizers announced. The event will be held Sept. 12–13, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, co-located with the annual Industry Summit. “The story of the value and utility of F&I … Read More »

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PALS Session to Bridge Gap Between Lenders, Product Providers

DALLAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Brian Reed of F&I Express will lead a session targeted to auto finance and P&A executives at the 2017 event, which will be held Sept. 12–13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas co-located with the annual Industry Summit. Reed’s … Read More »

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O’Loughlin to Deliver Keynote Address at Industry Summit

DALLAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Terrence J. O’Loughlin Esq. will deliver the opening luncheon keynote at the 2017 event, which will be held Sept. 12–13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas. PALS, Compliance Summit and the inaugural Lender Summit will be co-located with the … Read More »

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Greg Goebel to Address Industry Summit and PALS

DALLAS — Organizers of the annual Industry Summit and P&A Leadership Summit have announced that subprime auto finance expert Greg Goebel will serve as the evening keynote speaker for this year’s event. Both events will be held in September at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, and Goebel will address both groups. … Read More »

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PALS Announces 2017 Advisory Board

DALLAS – Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit (PALS) are pleased to announce the members of the 2017 Advisory Board. Being held in Dallas for the first time, the event will take place Sept. 12-13, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. David Trinder, CEO of F&I Administration solutions, will serve as the … Read More »

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Harkins Welcomed Back to PALS Stage

DALLAS – Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit announced today that Robert Harkins, vice president of training for American Guardian Warranty Services Inc. (AGWS) will return to the PALS stage as the 2017 master of ceremonies. Co-located with Industry Summit, the event will be held Sept. 12-13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention … Read More »

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PALS 2017: Registration Now Open

DALLAS – Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit (PALS) are pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 event is now open. To be held in Dallas for the first time, this year’s event will take place Sept. 12-13, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. “PALS has become a can’t-miss event for … Read More »

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P&A Leadership Summit Moves to Dallas in September

DALLAS — Organizers of the P&A Leadership Summit have announced that the 2017 event will be held Sept. 13-14, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas. The industry’s only event for executives in the F&I product provider and administrator segment will be held alongside Industry Summit for the fifth consecutive year. “As bittersweet as … Read More »

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PALS 2016 Sets New Records

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that the 2016 event, held last week at Paris Las Vegas, set a new record for attendance and earned high praise in early reviews. “Our pride in organizing and holding a successful show is matched only by our pride in its year-over-year growth,” … Read More »

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PALS 2016: Register Now and Avoid the Crowd

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that registration for this year’s event has reached an all-time high. Avoid waiting in line onsite and register now! The two-day event begins next Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Paris Las Vegas. “Thank you to everyone who has already registered, and thank you to … Read More »

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Fighter Pilot Bruce Bright Plans Mission to PALS 2016

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit anticipate a stirring motivational keynote address from Lt. Col. Bruce Bright, USMC (ret.) at the event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. Bright’s session, “Execute Like a Fighter Pilot: 5 Action Steps to Lead Your Company to Greatness,” will begin at … Read More »

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PALS Releases Full Agenda

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have released the full agenda for the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. “We are pleased to offer an agenda tailored to the needs of leading executives in the F&I industry,” said David Trinder, CEO of F&I Administration Solutions … Read More »

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Brian Reed to Helm Technology Panel at PALS 2016

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Brian Reed, president of F&I Express, will lead a panel discussion devoted to electronic signatures at the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. “Brian Reed has been a staunch advocate of advancing the universal adoption of … Read More »

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Atkinson to Pull Double Duty at PALS 2016

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Jimmy Atkinson, COO of AUL Corp., will serve as a panel moderator and closing keynote speaker at the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. Atkinson’s panel, “Threats Facing the F&I Industry,” will begin at 2:05 p.m. … Read More »

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Raymond James’ Burghart to Bring Investor’s Perspective to PALS

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Robert Burghart, senior vice president of investments and complex manager for Raymond James & Associates in Scottsdale, Ariz., has agreed to deliver a featured presentation at the event, which will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas. “I am looking … Read More »

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AFIP’s Robertson Joins PALS Roster

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that David Robertson, longtime executive director of the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP), will serve as a featured speaker at the event, which is scheduled for Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. “In his training, Dave’s primary focus is on personal … Read More »

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PALS Early Bird Pricing Expires Tomorrow

LAS VEGAS — The $100 early-bird registration discount for the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit ends at midnight Friday, organizers announced today. The event will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. The P&A Leadership Summit is the industry’s only event designed to meet the specific needs of high-ranking executives in the F&I industry. This … Read More »

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Bowron, Stoll to Close the GAP at PALS 2016

LAS VEGAS — Actuarial experts Lee Bowron of Kerper Bowron LLC and Chris Stoll of Allstate Dealer Services will co-host a discussion about GAP losses at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit, organizers announced Monday. The two-day event begins on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Paris Las Vegas. The highly anticipated session, “Current Trends Affecting GAP Losses,” … Read More »

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Kathinokkula to Host Online F&I Panel at PALS 2016

LAS VEGAS — Software expert Kumar Kathinokkula will serve as moderator for a panel dedicated to online F&I at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit, organizers announced Thursday. The event will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas. “Making F&I products available online for end consumers is a subject of great interest to dealers, … Read More »

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PALS 2016: Early Bird Ends This Week

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that the $100 early-bird registration discount for the 2016 event will expire at midnight this Friday, July 29. The two-day conference begins Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Paris Las Vegas. “With a little more than a month to go before showtime, the pump is … Read More »

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Tara Newell to Deliver PALS 2016 Keynote

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit have announced that attorney Tara Newell will deliver the evening keynote address at the event, which will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas. “PALS would not be possible — nor practical — if we were not able to deliver high-powered content relatable … Read More »

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Bruce Bright to Deliver PALS Keynote

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Lt. Col. Bruce Bright, USMC (Ret.) will deliver the motivational keynote address at this year’s event, which is scheduled for Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. “Bruce Bright is a bona fide motivator, on par with the best in the business,” said David … Read More »

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Call for Speakers: P&A Leadership Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have put out a call for featured speakers and panel participants for the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. Show Chair David Gesualdo said the agenda already includes several topics of interest to executives in the F&I industry, including … Read More »

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Harkins Returns as PALS Emcee

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Robert Harkins, vice president of training for American Guardian Warranty Services Inc. (AGWS), will return as master of ceremonies for the fourth consecutive year. The event will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. “Once again, the thankless task of herding … Read More »

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PALS 2016 Registration Open

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that registration is now open for the 2016 event, which is scheduled for Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. “Heading into our fourth year, P&A Leadership Summit already feels like an institution,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “Each … Read More »

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P&A Leadership Summit Names 2016 Advisory Board

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of P&A Leadership Summit have announced the names of the advisory board members for the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. David Trinder, president and CEO of F&I Administration Solutions, will serve as advisory board chair for the third consecutive year. He will be joined … Read More »

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P&A Leadership Summit Returns to Las Vegas Aug. 30

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of P&A Leadership Summit announced that the fourth annual event will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas. PALS is the industry’s only event designed for executives working in the F&I product provider and administrator segment. Describing last year’s conference as “an event to remember,” show chair David Gesualdo … Read More »

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PALS 2015 Shoots, Scores

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit said the 2015 event, which was held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas, exceeded all expectations. “From the speakers and content to the crowd and energy level, this was our finest hour,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A … Read More »

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Haven’t Registered Yet? There’s Still Time!

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit announced today that there is still time to register! Online registration will remain open until 9:00am on Tuesday, September 8th. After this time all registrations must be completed on site. “To save you time and expedite your entry into the event we highly recommend registering … Read More »

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PALS Operates At the Highest Levels

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, the third annual P&A Leadership Summit will kick off a two-day schedule featuring an all-star cast of speakers who will deliver highly anticipated keynote addresses and hard-hitting panel discussions. Their collective goal is to further the momentum of the industry’s only event designed by and for executives, experts and thought … Read More »

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Stay Close to the Action and Book Your Room Now!

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of this year’s P&A Leadership Summit announced Friday, that today is the final day for attendees to book their rooms at a reduced rate in the event’s room block at the hotel. The event will be held September 9-10, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas. “We hope our attendees will take advantage … Read More »

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PALS Panel on Self-Governance Draws Interest

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that “Govern or Be Governed,” a compliance-themed panel staffed by leading executives from the F&I product providers segment, is drawing marked interest among attendees. The event will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. “It’s clear [the topic] has struck a nerve … Read More »

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PALS Extended Early-Bird Discount ENDS TODAY!

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit announced Friday that today is the last day in which attendees will receive a $100 early-bird discount at registration. This year’s event will take place Sept. 9-10 at Paris Las Vegas, and the early-bird discount applies to registrations completed by the end of the day … Read More »

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2017 Advisory Board

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

Brent Allen
President, StoneEagle Insurance Systems

Jimmy Atkinson 
President/CEO, AUL Corp 

Robert Berger Jr.
Executive Vice President & Director of Operations, Wise F&I

Bob Corbin
President and CEO, IAS

Ron Greer
Vice President of Provider Services, Open Dealer Exchange, LLC

Kristen Gruber
President, Dealers Assurance Company

Lori Hallissey
Chief Operating Officer, Portfolio Reinsurance Services

Arden Hetland
President, American Financial and Automotive Services

Daniel Lievrouw
VP of Operations & I.T., American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc.

Adam Pope
President, Warranty Solutions

Kelly Price
CEO, NAE NWAN

Mitch Rand
President, C&K Auto Parts, WIS Inspections

Tony Wanderon
CEO, National Auto Care