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Fighter Pilot Bruce Bright Plans Mission to PALS 2016


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit anticipate a stirring motivational keynote address from Lt. Col. Bruce Bright, USMC (ret.) at the event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

Bright’s session, “Execute Like a Fighter Pilot: 5 Action Steps to Lead Your Company to Greatness,” will begin at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 30, as part of the event’s welcome luncheon.

The speaker, who served in a similar capacity at May’s Dealer Summit, will deliver a five-point plan based on his experiences as an infantryman, F/A-18 fighter pilot and commanding officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and in his second career as a real estate entrepreneur.

“In Lt. Col. Bright, we have a speaker who has demonstrated unflappable confidence in combat as well as in the business world,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “We have much to learn from him and we are honored that he has agreed to share his experiences and strategies at our event.”

To register for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit, click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact the show chair, David Gesualdo, via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Call for Speakers: P&A Leadership Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have put out a call for featured speakers and panel participants for the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

Show Chair David Gesualdo said the agenda already includes several topics of interest to executives in the F&I industry, including a featured presentation on how vehicles and travel will look in the future and the expected impact on the F&I industry; a presentation on current trends affecting GAP losses; panel discussions on electronic signature technology and moving F&I products online, and much more.

“What we are looking for now are one or two additional topics and unique perspectives to round out the agenda,” said Gesualdo, who also serves as publisher of P&A magazine. “We want to tackle the issues you face today and the issues you will face in the future.”

Gesualdo said prospective speakers should submit proposals that include the following information:

  • Category and proposed topic
  • Brief biography, including prior speaking engagements, if applicable
  • 500-word presentation description, including a statement that completes the following sentence: “After completing this session, attendees will be provided with …”

Final selection will be left to members of the PALS advisory board. Featured speakers and moderators responding to this call are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.

Registration for PALS 2016 is open now. Attendees who register by July 29 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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PALS 2016 Registration Open


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that registration is now open for the 2016 event, which is scheduled for Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

“Heading into our fourth year, P&A Leadership Summit already feels like an institution,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “Each year, we welcome our core group of leading executives and the next wave of up-and-coming thought leaders. We can hardly wait for the 2016 event to begin.”

P&A Leadership Summit launched in 2013, replacing the Vehicle Service Contracts Administrators Conference (VSCAC) with an event designed to meet the needs of high-level executives in the F&I product provider and administration segment. The event’s agenda is built by an advisory board comprised of executives representing many of the industry’s leading providers and administrators.

Registration for PALS 2016 is open now. Attendees who register by July 29, 2016 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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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