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PALS Panel on Self-Governance Draws Interest


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that “Govern or Be Governed,” a compliance-themed panel staffed by leading executives from the F&I product providers segment, is drawing marked interest among attendees. The event will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas.

“It’s clear [the topic] has struck a nerve in the industry, where compliance in general and the machinations of the CFPB in particular weigh heavily on the minds of dealers and the directors of the companies that serve them,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines. “The fact that many of the leading minds in the F&I products segment were willing to take on this topic is undoubtedly among the main reasons the panel is generating a high level of intrigue throughout the industry.”

The panel is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. Moderator Tim Meenan, an attorney and managing partner of Meenan PA, will be joined by Steve Amos, president of GSFSGroup; David DeCredico, senior vice president of business development for EasyCare; Doug Frey, Allstate Dealer Services’ executive vice president and COO; Mark Macek, president of United States Warranty Corp.; and Kelly Price, president of National Automotive Experts.

Among other topics, the panel is expected to speculate on what form guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the F&I products arena might take, including price or markup controls; whether product providers can stave off new regulations by preemptively imposing their own rules; and how providers, agents and dealers can work together to ensure that their interests, as well as those of car buyers, can be protected in such a scenario.

Registration for the P&A Leadership Summit is now open. More information, including the full agenda, speakers and hotel room block 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