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PALS Early Bird Pricing Expires Tomorrow


LAS VEGAS — The $100 early-bird registration discount for the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit ends at midnight Friday, organizers announced today. The event will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

The P&A Leadership Summit is the industry’s only event designed to meet the specific needs of high-ranking executives in the F&I industry. This year’s conference includes sessions dedicated to digital F&I, GAP losses, threats facing the industry and much more.

“Thanks to the hard work of our advisory board and past attendees, we are able to offer the most compelling agenda in our four-year history,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “I encourage anyone who is serious about our industry and our future in it to sign up today.”

To register for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit, click here. 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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Kathinokkula to Host Online F&I Panel at PALS 2016


LAS VEGAS — Software expert Kumar Kathinokkula will serve as moderator for a panel dedicated to online F&I at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit, organizers announced Thursday. The event will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas.

“Making F&I products available online for end consumers is a subject of great interest to dealers, agents and providers as car buying evolves ever closer to full online purchasing,” said Kathinokkula, who serves as COO of F&I Administration Solutions. “Doing so requires educating the consumers on the value propositions of these products, simplifying the choices, and ensuring the dealer stays in control of the transaction. I feel confident that, with the group we have convened for this panel, we can deliver an intelligent and thought-provoking discussion on this topic.”

The session, “Presenting F&I Products Online,” will also include Daniel Lievrouw, vice president of operations and IT at American Guardian Warranty Services Inc., and Brett Pomerantz, director of ecommerce for Cox Automotive and a founding member of the MakeMyDeal team.

“Any change to the F&I process, even in the name of progress, is bound to spur debate,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “My hat is off to Kumar, Dan and Brett for tackling the subject head-on, and I look forward to a memorable session.”

To register for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit, click here. Attendees who register by midnight tonight, 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, 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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PALS 2016 Registration Open


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that registrationis now open for the 2016 event, which is scheduled for Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

“Heading into our fourth year, P&A Leadership Summit already feels like an institution,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “Each year, we welcome our core group of leading executives and the next wave of up-and-coming thought leaders. We can hardly wait for the 2016 event to begin.”

P&A Leadership Summit launched in 2013, replacing the Vehicle Service Contracts Administrators Conference (VSCAC) with an event designed to meet the needs of high-level executives in the F&I product provider and administration segment. The event’s agenda is built by an advisory boardcomprised of executives representing many of the industry’s leading providers and administrators.

Registration for PALS 2016 is open now. Attendees who register by July 29, 2016 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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P&A Leadership Summit Names 2016 Advisory Board


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of P&A Leadership Summit have announced the names of the advisory board members for the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

David Trinder, president and CEO of F&I Administration Solutions, will serve as advisory board chair for the third consecutive year. He will be joined by:

  • Brent Allen, president, StoneEagle Insurance Systems
  • Jimmy Atkinson, senior vice president and COO, AUL Corp.
  • Robert H. Berger Jr., executive vice president and director of operations, Wise F&I
  • Bryan Bledsoe, president, One Guard Inspections
  • Mike Cescon, president, Old Republic Insured Automotive Services (ORIAS)
  • Bob Corbin, president and CEO, IAS
  • Troy Good, president and CEO, Dent Zone Companies Inc.
  • Kristen Gruber, president, Dealers Assurance Company (DAC)
  • Lori Hallissey, vice president of operations and customer experience, Allstate Dealer Services
  • George Krnich, vice president of claims and risk management, American Auto Guardian Inc. (AAGI)
  • Daniel Lievrouw, vice president of operations and IT, American Guardian Warranty Services Inc. (AGWS)
  • John Pappanastos, president and CEO, EFG Companies
  • Kelly Price, president, National Automotive Experts (NAE)/NWAN
  • Mitch Rand, president, C&K Auto
  • Tony Wanderon, CEO, National Auto Care

“This group includes many of the brightest minds and most effective leaders the F&I product provider and administration segment has ever seen,” Trinder said. “The work of building an agenda that reflects their expertise and the industry’s needs begins immediately.”

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