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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 session, “Working Together for Each Other’s Benefit,” will offer both groups the opportunity to better understand the challenges they face in today’s auto retail and finance industry. As president and CEO of F&I Express, Reed has built relationships with leading companies in both segments.

Among other projects, Reed has devoted time and resources to building a platform designed to streamline the product-cancelation process. He cited the recent passage of new rules governing GAP refunds in several states as an example of an increasingly hostile regulatory environment lenders and product providers must work together to address.

“Through this session, we hope that lenders and providers will gain a better understanding of each other’s challenges,” Reed said. “If we are successful, we will establish a framework for improved lines of communication and a working process that benefits everyone.”

Registration for Industry Summit 2017 is open at the event’s website. Attendees who register by Aug. 11 will enjoy a $100 discount. To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact show chair David Gesualdo at (727) 947-4027 or via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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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

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

Tony Wanderon
CEO, National Auto Care