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P&A Leadership Summit Returns to Las Vegas Aug. 30


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of P&A Leadership Summit announced that the fourth annual event will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas. PALS is the industry’s only event designed for executives working in the F&I product provider and administrator segment.

Describing last year’s conference as “an event to remember,” show chair David Gesualdo said organizers will build on that momentum in 2016.

“We have a lot of positive energy on our side as we enter the early stages of planning the event, convening an advisory board and building the agenda,” said Gesualdo, who also serves as publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines. “That work has already begun and we will continue working through the summer.”

This year’s agenda will include educational sessions organized into four categories: Product, Actuary, Technology and Operations. As in years past, the two-day schedule will also include keynote addresses and networking opportunities.

Registration for the event is expected to open soon. For updates and industry news, attendees are encouraged to subscribe to P&A’s free enewsletter.

To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-612-8826.

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Gruber to Lead Big-Data Panel at PALS


LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit have announced the addition of Kristen Gruber, president of Dealers Assurance Company (DAC), who will lead a panel discussion at the event, which will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas.

“Kristen Gruber recognizes the proliferation and aggregation of data in the providers and administrators segment as an opportunity to change and improve the way we do business,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines. “Our attendees and the industry at large should listen closely.”

Gruber’s panel will be comprised of industry professionals who are using technology to improve their understanding of historical loss data. They will describe the tools they use to quickly visualize and identify trends and loss drivers and explain how they improve underwriting and lead to better decision making.

“This is a must-attend session for anyone interested in getting real value from your data,” Gruber said. “Contract administration systems are a big investment for many administrators, and the return on this investment can be amplified by a company’s ability to extract meaning from the data captured.”

Registration is now open for the P&A Leadership Summit. 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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P&A Leadership Summit 2017


The P&A Leadership Summit will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center, September 12-13, 2017. This will be the fifth year for the conference, since it grew out of the former VSCAC conference.

Designed for F&I administrators, senior managers, and anyone involved in the administration of F&I products, the show promises a broad offering of topics this year. Attendees can look forward to the show getting back to the roots of why it was first established – giving professionals a forum to discuss every aspect of F&I product administration and the issues that surround them.

The P&A Leadership Summit is a joint production between P&A magazine and F&I and Showroom magazine. Formerly known as the VSCAC, P&A Leadership Summit was renamed to reflect a renewed focus on the high-level issues facing the auto finance industry today.

For more information about the P&A Leadership Summit 2017 visit www.pa-leadershipsummit.com or contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at (727) 612-8826.

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Tim Meenan to Deliver Keynote Address at P&A Leadership Summit 2014


Las Vegas – Attorney Tim Meenan will deliver a keynote address at the P&A Leadership Summit on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Meenan will explain the often misunderstood and ever-changing state and federal regulatory laws, discuss their impact on service contract providers and look at strategies for compliance.

Meenan is the managing shareholder at Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm, Meenan Regulatory and Legislative Attorneys. The firm serves as the general counsel to both the Service Contract Industry Council and the Florida Service Agreement Association. They have drafted and implemented the significant changes to statutes and rules governing automobile, home and consumer goods service contracts throughout the United States for the last 20 years.

As former deputy treasurer for the State of Florida, Meenan oversaw Florida’s four billion-dollar state treasury as well as three other divisions of the Florida Department of Insurance, including the division of risk management. He also served for three years as the executive assistant to the Florida insurance commissioner, where he helped formulate and implement legislative and regulatory proposals for the department.

“Attendees can look forward to having a much better understanding of today’s regulatory environment after hearing Tim speak,” says David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A, F&I and Showroom and Auto Dealer Monthly, “He has a broad understanding of regulatory law and possesses the unique ability to break down the information in a way that is easy to understand and apply to one’s own business.”

The P&A Leadership Summit is a joint production between P&A and F&I and Showroom magazines. It is scheduled for Sept. 8-9 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. For more info, visit pa-leadershipsummit.com or contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at (727) 947-5823.

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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