Compliance, technology major focuses of AFSA 2014 Vehicle Finance Conference
WASHINGTON--Thought leaders from across the vehicle finance industry will share their expertise at the American Financial Services Association’s (AFSA)18th Annual Vehicle Finance Conference and Exposition, scheduled Jan. 22-24, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans.
The conference will kick off with a macro-level examination of industry trends by John Gray, President, Experian Automotive; Michael Buckingham, Senior Director, Automotive Finance, J.D. Power & Associates; and Sarah Watt House, Economist, Wells Fargo Securities LLC. Experts from top-notch research, strategy, and vehicle finance firms will delve into technology innovations, how to connect with younger generations, relationship management, and risk management, in line with the conference theme “Navigating the New Normal.”
Bob Lutz, retired vice chairman of General Motors, will share key lessons that he learned over his 47-year career and identify best practices during the keynote address.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Fair Lending Assistant Director Patrice Ficklin will discuss the bureau’s approach to regulation and compliance based on the CFPB Fair Lending Bulletin issued in March 2013.
A candid panel discussion among vehicle finance CEOs will feature Daniel Berce, President & CEO, General Motors Financial Services Company, Inc.; Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO, Auto & Student Loans, Chase Auto Finance; and Mike Groff, President & CEO, Toyota Financial Services. In addition, four leaders from the National Automobile Dealers Association will share the dealer perspective in the “Top Issues for Dealers in 2014” session.
The conference will close with a look forward as Sheryl Connelly, Global Consumer Trends & Futuring Manager, Ford Motor Company, shares probable shifts in consumer values, attitudes, and behaviors.
Based in Washington, D.C., AFSA is the national trade association for the consumer credit industry, protecting access to credit and consumer choice. Members of the AFSA Vehicle Finance Division include: captive vehicle finance companies; diversified financial services companies providing financing and leasing of all makes and models; finance companies specializing in prime, near prime and subprime vehicle finance; and suppliers to the industry.