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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 Center.

“Over the years Bob has become an integral part of this event,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “PALS would not be the same without him and we are honored to welcome him back once again.”

This event is designed to meet the needs of F&I product providers and administrators. Every year the advisory board is tasked with building an agenda that addresses the current topics and trends you want and need to know about, and this year will be no different.

“As a resident of the great state of Texas, I am so excited PALS will be making its way here for the first time,” said Harkins. “I am sure you are all just as anxious as I am to see what the advisory board has in store for us this year.

Registration for PALS 2017 is open now. Attendees who register by August 11, 2017 will save $100. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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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