2023 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo Recordings & Materials

Below, you will find recordings and materials from the conference. You can access photos from the conference by visiting the DropBox link here.

Conference Welcome & What Matters Now: The 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.

Speakers & Slides
Jonathan Banks, VP & GM, J.D. Power (PDF)
Inna Bodeck, VP-Senior Analyst, Moody’s (PDF)
Satyan Merchant, SVP, Auto, Transunion (PDF)

Industry Keynote: Jeremie Papin

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.

Keynote: Building Resilient Teams w/ Michael Lombardi

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.

Presentation Materials (PDF)

The Economics of Policy & 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 (PDF)
John Tamny, Political Economy Editor, Forbes
Eric Ueland, Former Senior U.S. Senate and Administration Official

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 (PDF)

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
Tania Goodfried, Hyundai Capital America
Karen Ideno, Toyota
David Knight, Bank of America
Geoff McLellan, Ford Motor Credit
Shunda Robinson, GM Financial
Chandra Vasser, Nissan
Virnitia Hendricks, Santander

Federal & State Update

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
Celia Winslow, SVP, AFSA

Sustaining Your Greatest Assets

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
Lucinda T. Grapenthin, PhD, Psychology, Asst. Prof. Brenau University
Justin Laborde, PhD, Senior Director, Kantar
Neil Sawyer, Senior Director, North American Recruitment, Hilton Worldwide

CEO Imperatives

Join industry leaders as they look ahead to the challenges and opportunities for 2023.


Birgit Boehm, President & CEO, BMW Group Financial Services US
Kevin Cullum, President & CEO, Nissan Motor Acceptance Company
Mary Leigh Phillips, CEO, Bridgecrest & SilverRock
Sanjiv Yajnik, President, Financial Services, Capital One

AFSA/NADA Exchange

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.

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
Quin Garcia, Founder/Managing Director, Auto Tech Ventures
Justin Laborde, Ph.D, SVP, Kantar