2023 Vehicle Finance Conference
Jan 23-26, 2023
|FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE (Members Only)||$1,300|
Three-time Super Bowl Champion, Former NFL GM & Commentator
Senior Vice President
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
AFSA Vehicle Finance Division
Executive Vice President, Head of Operations
Santander Consumer USA, Inc.
Danielle Fagre Arlowe
Senior Vice President
Dee Baker Amos
Executive Coach & Consultant
DBA & Associates
Managing Vice President
President & CEO
BMW Group Financial Services US
Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP
President & CEO
Nissan Motor Acceptance Company
Founder & Managing Director
Auto Tech Ventures
Hyundai Capital America
Lucinda Grapenthin, PhD
Psychology, Asst. Prof.
Group Vice President
Toyota Financial Services
EVP & CDO
VP, Head of Data & Analytics
Leading Federal Systems Integrator
Senior Vice President
Bank of America
Wells Fargo Preferred Capital
Ford Motor Credit Company
Senior Vice President
Director of Market Intelligence
J.D. Power Valuation Services
Mary Leigh Phillips
Bridgecrest & SilverRock
Pohanka Automotive Group
VP DE&I Programs
Senior Vice President
Senior Director, North American Recruitment
Political Economy Editor
Former Senior U.S. Senate & Administration Official
Vice President & DEI Office
Sarah Watt House
Managing Director & Senior Economist
Senior Vice President
President, Financial Services
Monday, January 23
|9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||State Government Affairs Committee
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Joint SGA and LAW Luncheon|
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Business Partner Board (committee members only)|
|1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Law Committee Meeting (committee members only)
|3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Women’s Leadership Council (by invitation)
Refreshments Sponsored by
|6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Reception/Dinner (by invitation)
|6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||Law Committee Reception Dinner (separate registration required)
Tuesday, January 24
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||AWARE Board Meeting|
|8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Breakfast & Meeting (committee members only)
|8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Law Committee Meeting (committee members only)
|9:30 a.m. – noon||Vehicle Finance Credit Risk Committee Meeting|
|Noon – 1:00 p.m.||Vehicle Finance Board Luncheon (by invitation)
|1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||Vehicle Finance Board Meeting (committee members only)
|3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||
In lots of committee meetings? Just hopping off the plane? Join us for some light refreshments before we kick off the conference!
|4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
GENERAL SESSION | What Matters Now? The Current Industry Pulse
After two-plus years of a pandemic and financial uncertainty, the economic outlook remains murky. The vehicle industry continues to see inventory strains, increased consumer interest in electric vehicles, chip shortages, ballooning interest rates, and regulatory actions that provide little clarity for the marketplace. Join this discussion with our expert panel on the challenges and opportunities our industry sees in the near term and the impact of economy on auto finance sources.
Jonathan Banks, VP & GM, J.D. Power
|5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||“WELCOME TO DALLAS” RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS
Reception Entertainment Sponsored by
|7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.||Vehicle Finance Advisory Board Reception/Dinner (by invitation)
Reception Sponsored by
Dinner Sponsored by
Wednesday, January 25
|8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
|8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||GENERAL SESSION KEYNOTE
MICHAEL LOMBARDI, three-time Super Bowl Champion, Former NFL GM & Commentator, shares inspiring and humorous tales from a storied career and an insightful discussion on how lessons drawn from the most impactful leaders in sports have served to influence American business leaders and the culture we live in today, and can inspire our industry in the years to come.
Sponsored by GENERAL SESSION INDSUTRY KEYNOTE
Join JEREMIE PAPIN, Chairperson, Nissan Americas and Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., overseeing operations and performance for the Nissan and INFINITI brands in North and South America, for a far-ranging discussion of the auto industry and its role in the economy and the lives of our customers.
|10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||REFRESHMENTS WITH EXHIBITORS
|10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||
GENERAL SESSION | THE ECONOMICS OF POLICY AND POLITICS
Want the skinny and insights on what Congress may do in the coming year in response to an uncertain economic, regulatory and political environment? Join a panel of one of Washington’s most senior and accomplished Capitol Hill leaders, a Wells Fargo’s senior economist, and, as moderator, one of America’s leading financial and economic commentators, for an insightful and fast-paced analysis of how the vehicle-finance market may influence – and be influenced by – Washington policymakers.
Sarah Watt House, Managing Director & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo
|11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||
GENERAL SESSION | Mission Critical: Driving Data-Focused Growth In Your Business
Every industry is seeking rapid change and a competitive edge in data and analytics to unlock real, actionable insights. Not only is data analysis enhancing the customer experience, it is driving innovation for internal operations and business development. Hear from a data thought leader from a Fortune 100 global leader in Data Analytics on how his experiences and processes helped evolve operations in a highly competitive marketplace and the emerging data trends that are shaping the future for consumers and businesses alike.
Paul Hockel, VP, Head of Data Analytics, Leading Federal Systems Integrator
|12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||LUNCHEON WITH EXHIBITORS
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||
GENERAL SESSION | THE NEW AGE OF DEI
AFSA’s D&I Working Group brings together two prestigious panels of experts to explore four pillars in the new age of DEI: social innovation versus philanthropy, embedding standards and guidelines in business, beyond metrics, and programing. Moderated by Virnitia Hendricks, Santander.
Linda Beanuelos, Capital One Financial Services
|3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||REFRESHMENTS WITH EXHIBITORS
|3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.||
GENERAL SESSION | FEDERAL & STATE: WHAT’S UP?
An in-depth look at upcoming federal and state legislative and regulatory issues, trends and information on how AFSA will navigate these challenges.
Danielle Fagre Arlowe, SVP, AFSA
|4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
GENERAL SESSION | SUSTAINING YOUR GREATEST ASSETS: HUMAN CAPITAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Take the opportunity to hear from and interact with a leading panel of leaders on the intricacies of employee development, retention and growth, how human capital is measured and assessed, the wellness strategies that are increasingly important to sustain a workforce, the effect of human capital management on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how your companies and customers can see a sustainable return on your human capital investment.
Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP, Director, Knowledge Center, SHRM
|5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS Free Evening
Entertainment Sponsored by
Thursday, January 26
|8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||BREAKFAST
(open to all)
|9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||
GENERAL SESSION | CEO IMPERATIVES: 2023 PRIORITIES & PREDICTIONS
Join industry leaders as they look ahead to the challenges and opportunities for 2023.
Birgit Boehm, President & CEO, BMW Group Financial Services US
|9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||
AFSA Vehicle Finance Division Chair Marc Womack and NADA Chairman Geoffrey Pohanka will discuss some of the key issues and opportunities facing both financiers and dealers.
|10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||
GENERAL SESSION | THINKING FORWARD: THE FUTURE PULSE
Despite immediate challenges, the auto industry sees opportunities ahead; new innovations, a highly competitive marketplaces and increasing consumer demand. In this dynamic period what role may China play – or not – in the global marketplace and its supply chains? What newer business models for vehicle sales and financing will evolve? Can electric vehicles fulfill their promise at the same time infrastructure to support them remains in doubt? Our expert panel will look into their crystal balls in an engaging analysis on where the vehicle marketplace may go in the coming decade.
Cliff Banks, Author, The Banks Report
|11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Operations, Regulatory & Compliance Committee (ORCC)
|11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.||Vehicle Commercial Credit Committee Meeting/Luncheon (Committee Members Only)|
Hotel & Travel
When you arrive at the Hilton Anatole just north of Dallas for our 2023 Vehicle Finance Conference, you will find resort and meeting space designed to delight and engage you. Discover conference space designed to enhance networking, terrific dining and socializing options, an award-winning fitness club, a spa, and more.
AFSA is pleased to announce a discounted conference rate of $279.
The hotel is sold out on Monday and Thursday evenings. If you are seeking accommodation for Tuesday or Wednesday, you must use the booking link or mention you are with AFSA to receive the special room rates. The hotel requires a credit card to hold the room, penalties will incur if the reservation is not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival. Note: A small portion of the room rate is used to off-set conference expenses.
There are several hotels in the area.
- Doubletree Market Center – .4 miles
- Hilton Garden Inn – .4 miles
- Renaissance Market Center – .6 miles
The Hilton Anatole is appox.20 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) and 10 minutes from Dallas/Love Field Airport (DAL).
The approximate cost of taxi service from DFW is $38 and from DAL is $18. Uber/Lyft service is comparable.
Chauffeured sedan service can be arranged by calling the hotel concierge.
AFSA’s partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car gives AFSA attendees a 10% discount on rental cars during their visit to Palm Beach. Access these valuable savings by visiting Enterprise’s reservations website. Use AFSA Discount Code: 16AH072. Parking at the Anatole is $34 per night for valet or $22 for self park.
AFSA is pleased to offer the following partner discounts:
- United Airlines: Discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at www.united.com, using the the code ZKQC206341. Alternatively, call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. When doing so, refer to the discount code above.
- Delta Air Lines offers air travel discounts to applicable fares for this conference. Reservations and ticketing is available at www.delta.com or (800) 328-1111, using the code NMVA9.
If you have questions regarding the meeting feel free to contact AFSA’s Senior Director of Conferences, Michele Battaline, at 202-776-7302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ACI Worldwide Inc.
ACI Worldwide’s comprehensive suite of billing, payment, disbursement, and virtual collections software solutions accelerate payments, improve customer experience, and automate manual processes. The ACI Speedpay solution suite powers secure payments while lowering compliance burden.
Coral Gables, FL
Max Beebee | Senior New Business Developer
We’re Alfa, the makers of Alfa Systems – the preconfigured platform, proven to support America’s top auto finance portfolios.
Royal Oak, MI
Turner Parlin | Head, Sales Operations, Americas
Alliance Inspection Management
AiM is an independent, customer focused, national vehicle inspection/audit partnership that combines advanced technology with deep industry experience to provide a unique, trustworthy bridge between buyers and sellers. AiM – Trusted Inspections, Independent Audits, Innovative Solutions.
Long Beach, CA
Linda Lundy | Director, National Sales, Audits/CPO
Allied Solutions / Securian Financial
Booth 1/Kiosk K1
Allied Solutions and Securian Financial partner to provide a comprehensive product suite of insurance, lending, marketing, and risk management services.
Suzi Straffon | Director, Finance Company Markets
Black Book provides industry-leading automotive analytics and data, including advanced residuals, retail listings, and valuation data.
Susan Moritz | Senior Vice President, Sales
C&R Software provides best-in-class collections and recovery software to help credit issuers improve their collections operation.
Ted London | Client Partner
Conduent is one of the nation’s largest application service providers within the financial services industry. Today, we support more than 14,000,000 consumer loans and leases, which translates into the management of more than $120B in assets.
Florham Park, NJ
Jeff Higdon| Senior Director, Consumer Finance Solutions
CounselorLibrary.com / Hudson Cook, LLP
CounselorLibrary.com, LLC, an affiliate of the Hudson Cook, LLP law firm, is the leading compliance resource for consumer credit finance and privacy laws. (877) 464-8326.
Michael Benoit | Partner
Covius Document Services is the leader in compliance-driven pre- and post-repossession and post-sales notices. Services: regulatory monitoring, custom research/consulting, vehicle finance template libraries (providing UCC- and state-compliant critical notices) and loan/portfolio-level compliance reviews and oversight.
Matt Johnson | Vice President, Business Development
Cox Automotive Lender Solutions
Cox Automotive Lender Solutions provides efficient and compliant solutions for auto lenders throughout the lifecycle of the loan: from digital retailing to application processing and digital contracting for loan originations, to loan servicing, contract recoveries and overall title management.
Marguerite Martakis | Lender Solutions Marketing
Crypton is a technology corporation specializing in software solutions for the consumer lending, real estate and automotive industries. Services include eSignatures, eVaulting, facial recognition, identity verification, text messaging, blockchain and compliance-based machine learning solutions.
David Phillips | President
DataScan, an industry leader, provides lenders with technology solutions for wholesale asset financing and inventory risk management. Clients rely on our in-depth knowledge and expert team to successfully manage their business and reduce risk.
Keaton Summerlin | Business Development
DDI Technology provides a complete automotive titling suite for lenders nationwide. Premier eTitleLien® enables your Loan Operations team to streamline processes, improve reporting and manage exceptions within a simple, user-friendly application.
Luke Jumper | Senior Account Executive
The most modern, market-leading solutions for a lender’s complete, end-to-end lending lifecycle. defi SOLUTIONS. From digital engagement through lease or loan resolution, defi redefines what it means to be flexible, configurable, scalable and reliant.
Gabriella Bennett | Senior Marketing Analyst
EverChain facilitates debt sales for creditors that are focused on end-to-end compliance management of debt buyers and their collection agencies and law firms. We provide creditors with the technology, people, and processes to optimize receivables recovery.
Mike Walsh| Vice President, Business Development
FICO (NYSE: FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 90+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction.
Andy Skillen| Field Marketing Director
Available as a componentized model, end-to-end platform or fully managed service, FIS® Asset Finance can meet your specific asset finance requirements. Kickstart your digital transformation quickly and cost effectively with minimal implementation risk.
Andrew Baird | Director, Sales
FSSI is a print and mail outsourcing provider specializing in designing, producing and delivering high-quality, regulatory compliant customer documents.
Santa Ana, CA
John Pulver| Manager, Relationships
API based lending software platform for direct and indirect lenders. Industry leading functionality in Loan Origination, Servicing, Collections, Accounting, Payments, Reporting, Decisioning, Securitization, Vaulting, and more …
Glen Twede | Executive Vice President, Sales
A full service WBENC design, data, print, mail & electronic communication strategy, design, and delivery company since 1977.
Linda Woodward| Vice President, Strategic Accounts
J.D. Power PIN Navigator
PIN Navigator® is a price optimization and market monitoring tool for the automotive finance industry, designed to support the needs of auto finance lenders by providing access to the most timely competitive data available.
Paul Linden| Director, PIN Navigator
appTRAKER Loan Origination System is configurable & scalable to fit any business model for subprime automotive lending institutions, regional banks, and credit unions. Integrated communication tools streamline digital engagement with both Dealers and Direct Consumers.
Ray Antunez | Director, Client Services
LCT provides lenders with a single system of record for all loan product cancellation and refund processes. With Refund Control, lenders can manage product cancellations and verify product refunds amounts to satisfy regulators and ensure operational efficiency.
Tyler Gray | Director, Sales
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leader in providing essential information to help businesses assess, predict and manage risk.
Craig Stokum | Director, Sales
Lexop’s debt collection software helps you efficiently recover past-due accounts while maintaining a positive relationship with customers.
Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Michael Pupil| Vice President, Sales
Lightico empowers businesses to eliminate costly breakpoints in customer journeys. With the Lightico Digital Completion platform, companies close more deals and complete more requests in record time.
New York, NY
Gaby Young |Vice President
Market Scan’s Automotive Payments as a Service™ solutions platform is the choice of industry leaders to determine the most competitive consumer payment structure from an analytics perspective or to power automotive commerce and retailing efforts.
Jose Galvan | Head, Partnerships
Designed for automotive and power sports finance companies, MeridianLink DecisionLender® automates application acceptance, processing, correspondence, real-time decisioning, and compliance to deliver the digital experience today’s savvy consumers expect.
Costa Mesa, CA
Ray Drohan| Director, Key Accounts
National Bankruptcy Services, LLC
National Bankruptcy Services, LLC (“NBS”) is the largest automobile outsourced bankruptcy service provider in the United States. NBS provides a complete nationwide proprietary bankruptcy case management solution that maximizes recovery dollars and guarantees compliance.
Jim O’Reilly | Senior Vice President
Neo’s application scoring and underwriting system leverages AI/ML, along with your past loan performance data, to automate application processing, mitigate rise, increase profitability and decrease time to approvals.
San Jose, CA
Scott Shamrell| Head, Sales & Business Development
NETSOL Technologies Americas, Inc.
NETSOL’s premier platform NFS Ascent (also available on the Cloud) is built on cutting-edge, modern technology that enables banks, auto and equipment finance and leasing companies to run their retail and wholesale finance business seamlessly.
Jay Edwards | Vice President, Sales & Wholesale Product Manager
Companies trust Nordis Technologies to drive digital transformation and improve customer experience with Expresso™, a patented technology that delivers content control and agility for creating, personalizing and distributing critical digital and print auto finance communications.
Coral Springs, FL
Bryan Ten Broek | Vice President, Business Development
For over 25 years, Onbe has managed and modernized customer and workforce disbursements for corporate clients by managing their entire B2C payment operations – relieving them cost, complexity and risk and delivering to consumers instant, seamless payments.
Buffalo Grove, IL
Carrie Creed | Senior Director, Enterprise Sales
Lenders ProtectionTM, Open Lending provides automated lending services to financial institutions. The company specializes in loan analytics, risk-based pricing, risk modeling and automated decision technology for automotive lenders throughout the United States. The company was founded in 2000.
Matt Roe | Chief Revenue Officer
(512) 892-0400, Ext 9388
Palinode offers compliance and productivity software to assist lenders who credit report (Banks, Credit Unions, etc.) with consumer credit disputes and credit reporting issues.
Brodie Seider | Chief Revenue Officer
In business for over 30 years, PassTime serves the auto finance market with advanced asset tracking & GPS solutions to help mitigate the risk of financing. PassTime stands behind its high-quality solutions and service.
Kevin Carr | Vice President, Financial Services
Paymentus, the premier provider of innovative, reliable, and secure electronic bill presentment and payment services. Our comprehensive eBilling and Payment Platform allows clients to provide a unified customer bill-pay experience.
Nelly Meyer | Director, Regional Sales
PaymentVision is a leading payment processing company. Streamline bill collection and payment processing with PaymentVision. Learn more about our fully integrated payment processing channels.
Scott Wittosch | Senior Sales Executive
PayNearMe is the modern, reliable payments platform that enables consumers to pay how, when and where they choose. Accept more payment types–all with a single, intuitive platform. With PayNearMe, collect every payment, every time.
Santa Clara, CA
Jill Bohlken | Senior Director, Sales
PDP Group, Inc.
PDP Group offers tailored automotive risk solutions for dealers and lender comprehensive nationwide paper title administration and electronic lien and title processing. We offer title services through our Michigan Auto Title Service (MATS.)
Hunt Valley, MD
John Yarbrough | AVP, Business Development & Legislative Affairs
We make lending easier with consortium-powered consumer risk management. Our artificial intelligence-based solutions leverage powerful data assets to create billions of consumer risk insights that enable higher levels of lending confidence, automation, and borrower experience.
San Diego, CA
Andrew Stamps | Head, Sales & Partnerships
Privacy4Cars’ offers the only rigorous, auditable, and patented method to delete personal information stored in cars. Captives, auto finance companies, fleets, and dealerships rely on Privacy4Cars for their compliance with many state and federal regulations.
Andrea Amico | Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Protective Asset Protection has been providing F&I solutions for the automotive industry for over 60 years. We proudly serve thousands of dealerships throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, with innovative F&I products, training, dealer participation programs and technology.
Mark Edmundson | Vice President, Sales
REPAY is a payment technology provider that offers card and ACH processing, Instant Funding, a consumer-facing mobile app, and online bill payment systems with web, text, and IVR capabilities.
Kris Royal | Sales Executive
Reynolds and Reynolds
Reynolds and Reynolds is the automotive industry’s leading provider of software, services, and document solutions designed to help automotive retailers, OEMs, and lenders improve business results and the customer experiences with Reynolds Retail Management System.
Chris Billings| eContracting Specialist
RouteOne has a long and growing list of tools and services to help you become more efficient with your indirect auto financing. We’re constantly researching and refining ways to improve our finance sources offerings.
Farmington Hills, MI
Amber Haseley | Director, Customer Relationships
Secure Title Administration, Inc.
Secure Title Administration, Inc. (STA) provides lenders with transparent control over their titles while meeting all regulatory and legislative requirements within the title administration industry. Our team of experts handle your title administration work so you don’t have to.
Mark Gallagher| Account Executive
Solutions by Text
Solutions by Text (SBT) was formed in 2008 with the mission to deliver impactful conversational messaging for businesses through text messaging. SBT is the only compliance-first provider of enterprise text messaging solutions.
Gabe Manley | Senior Business Development Consultant
Sopra Banking Software
SFP for Automotive Finance – A powerful future-ready component-based platform designed for auto finance companies. Benefit from the SFP ecosystem and choose the components to smooth your business processes.
Jeff Bunch | Head, Automotive Strategy –
State National Companies
As dedicated CPI specialists for 50 years, State National offers customized solutions with less paperwork, time, and effort, and greater transparency—all while delivering more in claim dollars.
Mark Baltuska| Vice President, Finance Company Markets
TKS The Key to Success Innovating LLC
Global leaders in asset verification, inspection services and floorplan auditing. Utilizing best-in-class proprietary technology and an international field specialist network to provide audit solutions to the finance industry around the world.
Key Biscayne, FL
Greg Glowacz | President & Chief Operations Officer
Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnered with lenders to expand access to affordable credit. By leveraging Upstart’s AI platform, lenders can increase approval rates, lower losses and deliver an exceptional digital-first lending experience.
San Mateo, CA
Keishawn Batts | Head, Business Development, Auto
Winnow® is a database-driven, RegTech platform that provides subscribers with accurate topic-driven surveys and automated compliance change management. It catalogs over 57,000 individual state law requirements maintained by an experienced team of attorneys.
Anaheim Hills, CA
Chris Hilliard| Chief Operating Officer
Wolters Kluwer is a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services that support lenders through the entire auto lending lifecycle, including vehicle titling solutions, maintaining paper and electronic titles, eContracting and more.
Jen Gordon | Manager, Marketing