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PALS Room Block, Early-Bird Discount Extended

  LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit have announced the addition of a second hotel room block and an extension of the early-bird registration deadine. The event is scheduled for Sept. 9–10, 2015, at Paris Las Vegas. “The release of the full agenda typically spurs a wave of registrations, but not … Read More »

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Early-Bird Registration Ends Today – Register Now!

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit have announced that today is the last day on which attendees can register for the conference at a discounted rate as well as take advantage of our reduced hotel room block rate. The event will be held September 9-10, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas. “The … Read More »

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Full PALS Agenda Released

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have released the full agenda for the 2015 event, which will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. This year’s schedule includes keynote addresses, workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities tailored to the educational needs of executives, experts and thought leaders in the F&I … Read More »

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Last Week to Register for PALS Early-Bird Pricing and Room Block!

LAS VEGAS – This is the final week of early-bird registration for the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit. According to show organizers, Friday, August 7, 2015 will be the last day to take advantage of the early-bird registration discount and special room block rates at Paris Las Vegas. Details on the Full Agenda are available, as … Read More »

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‘Govern or Be Governed’ Panel Takes Shape

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced the members of the first of three panel discussions at this year’s event, which will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. “Govern or Be Governed” will be staffed by executives from several of the industry’s leading F&I product providers. Steve Amos, … Read More »

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PALS Early-Bird Pricing Ends August 7th

LAS VEGAS – Early-bird pricing for the P&A Leadership Summit ends one week from tomorrow, organizers said Thursday. Attendees who register on or before Aug. 7 will enjoy a $100 discount at registration for the event, which is scheduled for Sept. 9–10, 2015, at Paris Las Vegas. “For the third consecutive year, our agenda is … Read More »

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PALS Room Block Nearly Full

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit have announced that the event’s room block at Paris Las Vegas is nearly full. The event, which will be held Sept. 9–10, is expected to once again draw a large crowd of executives representing the F&I product and administration segment. “Given the caliber of speakers, … Read More »

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Borchardt Joins PALS Roster

LAS VEGAS – Kirk Borchardt, an attorney and leading expert on the regulatory, tax and corporate structural aspects of the service contract and ancillary products industries, has agreed to speak at the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit, organizers said Thursday. The event will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. “Considering the breadth and depth … Read More »

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Larsen to Helm Claim/Call Center Panel at PALS

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Don Larsen, loss control director and director of asset management at American Guardian Warranty Services Inc. (AGWS), will moderate a panel dedicated to improving the service and lowering the costs of claim and call centers at this year’s event, which is scheduled for … Read More »

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Anderson to Analyze Tax Court, IRS Moves at PALS

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Mark Anderson, owner of LWACOR, has agreed to speak at the event, which will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. His presentation is expected to shed light on recent decisions and proposed regulations by the U.S. Tax Court and the … Read More »

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Gruber to Lead Big-Data Panel at PALS

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit have announced the addition of Kristen Gruber, president of Dealers Assurance Company (DAC), who will lead a panel discussion at the event, which will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. “Kristen Gruber recognizes the proliferation and aggregation of data in the providers and … Read More »

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Reed, Burgiss to Bring ‘Power of Digital F&I’ to PALS

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Brian Reed, president and CEO of F&I Express, and Mike Burgiss, founder and vice president of MakeMyDeal, a Cox Automotive company, have agreed to speak at the 2015 event, which will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. Their session, “The … Read More »

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Private Equity Principal Behind NAC, FFDS Deals to Speak at PALS

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Jorge Gross, principal of Trivest Partners, the private equity firm that purchased National Auto Care (NAC) and Family First Dealer Services (FFDS), has agreed to speak at the 2015 event, which will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. Trivest Partners … 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 will once again serve as master of ceremonies for the 2015 event, which is scheduled for Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. “Bob Harkins is a man of many talents, but his energy and genuine affection for our industry make … Read More »

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NADA’s Koblenz Joins Industry Summit Roster

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Andy Koblenz, executive vice president of legal and regulatory affairs for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), will deliver a keynote address at Industry Summit 2015, which will be held Sept. 8–10 at Paris Las Vegas. Attendees who register for the P&A … Read More »

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NADA Chairman to Headline Industry Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Bill Fox, 2015 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), will deliver the evening keynote address at this year’s Industry Summit, which will be held Sept. 8–10, 2015, at Paris Las Vegas. Attendees who register for the P&A Leadership Summit are … Read More »

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Lunt to Explain CFPB’s Effect on F&I Products

LAS VEGAS — The organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that The Warranty Group’s Aaron Lunt has agreed to brief attendees on the actions undertaken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) at the 2015 event, which is scheduled for Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas. “We wanted to invite Aaron as … Read More »

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PALS 2015 Advisory Board Announced

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced the members of the advisory board for the 2015 event, which will be held Sept. 9–10, 2015, at Paris Las Vegas. “For the past several years, with the eyes of the industry upon them, our advisory boards have delivered,” said David Gesualdo, show … Read More »

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P&A Leadership Summit – Recap of a Successful Show

Highlights from the 2014 event By: Jennifer Nebrich The fourth annual P&A Leadership Summit proved to be a tremendous success. F&I administrators and managers from across the country came together to connect, network and address the most important issues in the industry at the Paris Las Vegas on September 8-9th. The advisory board, led by … Read More »

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There is Still Time to Register!

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the 2014 P&A Leadership Summit report that they will close online registration at midnight tonight. However, anyone wishing to attend can still register ON SITE at the show. The show is expected to be the industry’s event of the year for administrators and providers of F&I products. It has grown … Read More »

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Session Highlights: F&I Administration Processing Controls – An SSAE 16 Perspective

LAS VEGAS – At the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit, Tim Roncevich, partner, SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP, and Kelvin Walker, director, SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP, will discuss the SSAE 16 audit as well as the controls and processes that F&I administration companies should have in place in order to operate at their highest potential. David Trinder, … Read More »

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Session Highlights: Claims Processing Efficiencies – Challenges and Opportunities

LAS VEGAS – At this year’s P&A Leadership Summit a panel of claims and service managers will discuss all aspects of mechanical claims processing and offer solutions for streamlining the process. The panel will address topics such as alternative claims submission, skill sets and training needed for highly qualified adjustors, parts sourcing, technology integration, requirements … Read More »

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Session Highlights: eSignature, Forms Management and Systems Integration

LAS VEGAS – At this year’s P&A Leadership Summit a panel of leading experts from systems, DMS, and eSignature providers will discuss all aspects of eSignatures, forms management and systems integration. As well as covering the various ways that eSignatures can be collected, representatives will discuss future visions of forms management along with the challenges … Read More »

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A Message from the Advisory Board Chair

By: David Trinder I am very pleased to say that the P&A Leadership Summit advisory board has worked tirelessly to put together the most relevant show I can remember for administrators and providers of F&I products. Not only have they focused on the most relevant topics, but they have also helped secure a great list … Read More »

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Early-Bird Registration Expires Today

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the P&A Leadership Summit 2014 have announced that today is the last day on which attendees can register for the conference at a reduced rate. The event will be held September 8-9, 2014 at Paris Las Vegas. David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A, F&I and Showroom and Auto … Read More »

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Four Days Left for P&A Leadership Summit Early-Bird Registration

LAS VEGAS – This is the final week of early-bird registration for the P&A Leadership Summit. According to show organizers, Friday, August 8, 2014 will be the last day to take advantage of the early-bird registration discount. Details on the Full Agenda are now available, as well as bios of Speakers and Presenters. The P&A … Read More »

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Session Highlights: Reinsurance – A Focus on Issues and Opportunities

LAS VEGAS – A panel of seasoned industry leaders will take a look at many of the issues impacting reinsurance today. The panel will examine the current regulatory environment and discuss differences and benefits among varying domiciles. They will discuss the material impact of coming trends and IRS scrutiny, and will share their expectations on … Read More »

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Tessimond to Speak on the Growing Trend of Private Equity

LAS VEGAS – Craig Tessimond, director of Houlihan Lokey will open the P&A Leadership Summit with a luncheon presentation at noon on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Paris Las Vegas. Tessimond is a seasoned investment banker with more than a decade of experience closing deals and providing corporate finance advisory services in the F&I industry. … Read More »

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LaCoe to Speak on International Expansion

Lance LaCoe, president of Century Automotive, will deliver a presentation entitled, Thoughts on International Expansion on day two of this year’s P&A Leadership Summit. LaCoe brings more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and insurance industry, including dealership operations consulting and global relationship and cross-cultural development to this year’s P&A Leadership Summit. Before … Read More »

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Session Highlights – Actuarial Insights into Today’s F&I Products

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the 2014 P&A Leadership Conference have released highlights about an upcoming session at this year’s conference. A panel of independent actuaries will provide insights into the underlying profitability of F&I products and discuss the trends they see in today’s market. The panel, which will be moderated by advisory board member, … Read More »

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Agenda Released for P&A Leadership Summit 2014

Las Vegas – Organizers of the 2014 P&A Leadership Summit have announced the release of this year’s full agenda. This premiere industry event for F&I administrators, senior managers, and anyone involved in the administration of F&I products will be held September 8th and 9th at Paris Las Vegas. Attendees will be welcomed on the evening … Read More »

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Tim Meenan to Deliver Keynote Address at P&A Leadership Summit 2014

Las Vegas – Attorney Tim Meenan will deliver a keynote address at the P&A Leadership Summit on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Meenan will explain the often misunderstood and ever-changing state and federal regulatory laws, discuss their impact on service contract providers and look at strategies for compliance. Meenan is the managing shareholder at Tallahassee, Florida-based … Read More »

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Braskamp to be Keynote for P&A Leadership Summit and Industry Summit

Las Vegas — Organizers of the annual for P&A Leadership Summit announced that Steve Braskamp of Capital One Auto Finance will deliver the evening keynote address at this year’s event, which will be held Sept. 8–9, 2014, at Paris Las Vegas. Braskamp is director of national sales and originations for Capital One, which is among … Read More »

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P&A Leadership Summit Releases Advisory Board Roster

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit, scheduled for September 8-9, 2014 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, announced the board members who will be serving on the conference advisory board. David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines, stated, “We are thrilled to have such a … Read More »

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Former CFPB Official to Address P&A Leadership Summit

TORRANCE, Calif. — Rick Hackett, a former official with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is on the cover of F&I and Showroom magazine’s May 2014 issue. He revealed to Editor Gregory Arroyo his views regarding F&I product sales, which he will delve into in more detail when he addresses attendees of the P&A Leadership … Read More »

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Registration Open for PALS 2014

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit announced that registration for the 2014 event is now open. The conference is scheduled for September 8–9, 2014 at Paris Las Vegas, coinciding with the annual Industry Summit. Details about this year’s event, including a list of speakers and the agenda, will be available in … Read More »

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Braskamp Joins Industry Summit 2014

Las Vegas — Organizers of the annual Industry Summit announced that Steve Braskamp of Capital One Auto Finance will deliver the opening keynote address at this year’s event, which will be held Sept. 8–10, 2014, at Paris Las Vegas. Braskamp is director of national sales and originations for Capital One, which is among the industry’s … Read More »

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What to Expect at Compliance Summit Midwest

CHICAGO — Several days ahead of Compliance Summit Midwest, organizers have announced new details for the event, which will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the way this event has come together,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer … Read More »

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Still Time to Register for Midwest Compliance Summit

CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that online registration will soon close for the Midwest event, which will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. “The response has been tremendous and we can’t wait to meet and greet our attendees and speakers,” said David Gesualdo, show chair … Read More »

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Former CFPB Official to Deliver Keynote Address at Industry Summit 2014

Torance, Calif. — Rick Hackett, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s former point man in the auto finance industry, will deliver a keynote address at Industry Summit 2014 on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 9 am. Hackett spent 31 years practicing law before the CFPB selected him in 2011 as assistant director to lead its Office … 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