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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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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