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Brian Reed to Helm Technology Panel at PALS 2016


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Brian Reed, president of F&I Express, will lead a panel discussion devoted to electronic signatures at the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

“Brian Reed has been a staunch advocate of advancing the universal adoption of time- and money-saving technology in the F&I office,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “He is the ideal speaker to lead this esteemed group.”

The session, “eSignatures Today and in the Future,” will begin at 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Reed will be joined by Dan Doman of RouteOne, Tim Gill of Advent Resources, Andy Mayers of Dealertrack and MaximTrak’s Jim Maxim. The group is expected to address the evolution and current state of the technology, discuss its benefits and the rate of adoption, and take questions from attendees.

“The panel brings together an impressive cross-section of hands-on experience and knowledge about this technology,” Reed said. “We’re going to go from a basic understanding of how it works to how it is being used and will be used in the near future.”

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AFIP’s Robertson Joins PALS Roster


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that David Robertson, longtime executive director of the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP), will serve as a featured speaker at the event, which is scheduled for Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

“In his training, Dave’s primary focus is on personal integrity and accountability, but the value of the products AFIP-certified F&I professionals sell is not far behind,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “His message is an important one, and we are honored to bring him to the PALS stage.”

Robertson’s address, “Carrying the Torch to Light the Flame,” will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31. He is expected to discuss the role of F&I product providers and agents in delivering and maintaining a positive message about the many benefits products such as vehicle service contracts, GAP coverage and appearance protection, among others, bring to car buyers.

“My presentation is a call to action that identifies grassroots initiatives and collective public awareness campaigns to ensure that car buyers continue to look first to the selling dealer for these time-tested services,” Robertson said.

To register for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit, click here. Attendees who register by midnight tonight, Aug. 5, will enjoy a $100 discount.

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PALS Early Bird Pricing Expires Tomorrow


LAS VEGAS — The $100 early-bird registration discount for the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit ends at midnight Friday, organizers announced today. The event will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

The P&A Leadership Summit is the industry’s only event designed to meet the specific needs of high-ranking executives in the F&I industry. This year’s conference includes sessions dedicated to digital F&I, GAP losses, threats facing the industry and much more.

“Thanks to the hard work of our advisory board and past attendees, we are able to offer the most compelling agenda in our four-year history,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “I encourage anyone who is serious about our industry and our future in it to sign up today.”

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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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Kathinokkula to Host Online F&I Panel at PALS 2016


LAS VEGAS — Software expert Kumar Kathinokkula will serve as moderator for a panel dedicated to online F&I at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit, organizers announced Thursday. The event will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas.

“Making F&I products available online for end consumers is a subject of great interest to dealers, agents and providers as car buying evolves ever closer to full online purchasing,” said Kathinokkula, who serves as COO of F&I Administration Solutions. “Doing so requires educating the consumers on the value propositions of these products, simplifying the choices, and ensuring the dealer stays in control of the transaction. I feel confident that, with the group we have convened for this panel, we can deliver an intelligent and thought-provoking discussion on this topic.”

The session, “Presenting F&I Products Online,” will also include Daniel Lievrouw, vice president of operations and IT at American Guardian Warranty Services Inc., and Brett Pomerantz, director of ecommerce for Cox Automotive and a founding member of the MakeMyDeal team.

“Any change to the F&I process, even in the name of progress, is bound to spur debate,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “My hat is off to Kumar, Dan and Brett for tackling the subject head-on, and I look forward to a memorable session.”

To register for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit, click here. Attendees who register by midnight tonight, will save $100.

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PALS 2016: Early Bird Ends This Week


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that the $100 early-bird registration discount for the 2016 event will expire at midnight this Friday, July 29. The two-day conference begins Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Paris Las Vegas.

“With a little more than a month to go before showtime, the pump is primed for the best P&A Leadership Summit yet,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “I would encourage any executive working in the highest levels of the industry to get registered, get the early-bird price, and get ready for an unforgettable event.”

Among other sessions, this year’s event includes a keynote address from attorney Tara Newell of Bryan Cave LLP, a panel session dedicated to GAP losses, and a motivational keynote address from Marine Corps fighter pilot turned leadership expert Lt. Col. Bruce Bright.

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Tara Newell to Deliver PALS 2016 Keynote


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit have announced that attorney Tara Newell will deliver the evening keynote address at the event, which will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas.

“PALS would not be possible — nor practical — if we were not able to deliver high-powered content relatable to executives at the high levels of the P&A segment,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “We are honored to welcome Tara to our event, and I can’t wait to hear what she has to say.”

A partner in the New York law firm of Bryan Cave LLP, Newell brings expertise in transactions, corporate finance and security, financial technology and more. Her address, “Positioning Your Business for the Future,” will begin at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

“Companies in the F&I space have unique considerations when planning for the future, whether that means a management transition, bringing in an investor or selling,” Newell said.  “I’ve worked with companies in this industry on both sides of the negotiating table, and look forward to sharing insights on how to position businesses for optimal outcomes.”

Registration for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit 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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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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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