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Bowron, Stoll to Close the GAP at PALS 2016


LAS VEGAS — Actuarial experts Lee Bowron of Kerper Bowron LLC and Chris Stoll of Allstate Dealer Services will co-host a discussion about GAP losses at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit, organizers announced Monday. The two-day event begins on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Paris Las Vegas.

The highly anticipated session, “Current Trends Affecting GAP Losses,” will begin at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

“We look forward to discussing factors that are impacting GAP results, such as financing trends, used-car prices and instabilities in the underlying private passenger insurance market,” Bowron said.

“Lee and Chris bring years of experience and hard-won expertise to our event,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “It’s an important topic, and we simply could not have asked for a more qualified duo to take it on.”

Registration for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit is open now. Attendees who register by August 5 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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‘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, president of GSFSGroup, will join David DeCredico, senior vice president of business development at EasyCare, Doug Frey, executive vice president and COO of Allstate Dealer Services, Mark Macek, president of United States Warranty Corp., and Kelly Price, president of National Automotive Experts.  Tim Meenan, an attorney and managing partner of Meenan PA, will serve as moderator.

“With Tim Meenan at the helm of an all-star team of thought leaders from the provider segment, expectations are high,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines. “This panel understands that the threat of perpetually stricter rules and regulations affects them as well as agents and dealers.”

The discussion is expected to address the lack of guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the insurance space and how self-governance, such as consistent pricing of F&I products and caps on markups, could help keep regulators from taking an active interest in the segment.

Registration for the P&A Leadership Summit is open now. Attendees who register by Aug. 7 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount. More information, including additional speakers and travel, is available at the event’s website. To inquire about sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-947-4027.

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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 chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines. “This year will be no different.”

The board will be chaired by David Trinder, CEO of F&I Administration Solutions, and staffed by executives representing leading companies in the service contract, F&I products and auto parts segments. They will once again be tasked with building the agenda for the only event designed by and for leaders in the P&A industry.

“With planning underway and just a few short months to go, we are on track to create the best agenda attendees of the P&A Leadership Summit have seen,” Trinder said. “We look forward to greeting you in September.”

Members of the 2015 advisory board will include:

  • Brent Allen, President, StoneEagle Insurance Systems
  • Jimmy Atkinson, COO, AUL Corp.
  • Robert Berger Jr., Executive Vice President & Director of Operations, Wise F&I
  • Kristen Gruber, President, Dealers Assurance Co.
  • Lori Hallissey, VP of Operations & Customer Experience, Allstate Dealer Services
  • Brad Hunter, President of VSC Administration, IAS
  • George Krnich, VP of Claims & Risk Management, American Auto Guardian Inc.
  • Daniel Lievrouw, VP of Operations & I.T., American Guardian Warranty Services Inc.
  • Mitch Rand, President, C&K Auto Parts and WIS Inspections
  • Russell Ridley, IT Director, GSFSGroup
  • Chris Rost, Senior Systems Analyst, Old Republic Insured Automotive Services Inc.
  • Tony Wanderon, CEO, National Auto Care

Attendees who register by August 7 will enjoy early-bird pricing. Click here to register and to access hotel and travel information, and be sure to book using the code SPBOB5 for a discounted hotel rate.

The P&A Leadership Summit is a joint production between P&A and F&I and Showroom magazines. For more info, visit pa-leadershipsummit.com or 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