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Harkins to Emcee PALS, Compliance Summit at Industry Summit 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Robert “Bob” Harkins will serve as master of ceremonies for this year’s Compliance Summit and P&A Leadership Summit, both of which will be held as part of the upcoming Industry Summit, organizers announced.

Harkins is a fixture of the Summit series of events due to his exhaustive preparation and boundless energy, said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and Auto Dealer Today magazines.

“Bob will once again make a difficult job look easy as he takes on emcee duties for two events in three days, and we thank him in advance for taking the point at showtime,” Gesualdo said.

The event will be held Oct. 8–10 at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Fla., with Compliance Summit set for Monday, Oct. 8, and P&A Leadership Summit sessions starting Tuesday afternoon and concluding midday Wednesday.

“I look forward to hosting not one but three action-packed days at this year’s Industry Summit,” said Harkins, who serves as vice president of training for the American Guardian Group of Companies. “Compliance Summit and the P&A Leadership Summit share a common goal of informing and inspiring their audiences, and I am honored to take part.”

More information about Industry Summit 2018, including registration, is available at the event’s website. To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at (727) 947-4027 or via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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

Cindy Allen
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Lee Bowron
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Dave Duncan
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Kristen Gruber
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Lori Hallissey
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Randy Henrick
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Arden Hetland
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Dan Jones
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Daniel Lievrouw
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Adam Pope
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Brian Reed
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