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Harkins Returns as PALS Emcee


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Robert Harkins, vice president of training for American Guardian Warranty Services Inc. (AGWS), will return as master of ceremonies for the fourth consecutive year. The event will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

“Once again, the thankless task of herding speakers and attendees falls to one of the few men who can handle it,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “Bob Harkins brings unparalleled professionalism and good humor to every occasion. We are lucky to have him back.”

Harkins joins the speaker roster as members of the PALS advisory board build the agenda. The event is designed to meet the needs of leading executives in the F&I product providers and administration segment.

“The P&A Leadership Summit delivers an incredible value to those who are fortunate enough to attend,” Harkins said. “I am honored to be a part of it, and I look forward to welcoming you to Las Vegas!”

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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Harkins Returns as PALS Emcee


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Robert Harkins will once again serve as master of ceremonies for the 2015 event, which is scheduled for Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas.

“Bob Harkins is a man of many talents, but his energy and genuine affection for our industry make him the ideal ringmaster for our event,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines. “We are delighted to have him back.”

Harkins will host PALS for the third consecutive year, the most recent of several such appearances, including Agent Summit in March and April’s Midwest Compliance Summit. That month, Harkins joined American Guardian Warranty Services (AGWS) as the company’s vice president of training, continuing a career in consumer finance, sales and F&I management that spans 25 years.

“I am honored to serve as your P&A Leadership Summit emcee for the third straight year,” Harkins said. “Recent actions at the legislative and judicial branches have pushed our industry to the tipping point. Events like PALS give voice to the concerns and solutions unique to the P&A segment.”

More information about Industry Summit and P&A Leadership Summit is available at the events’ websites. Attendees who register by Aug. 7 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount.
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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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