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Lori Hallissey Named Chief Operating Officer at Portfolio


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Portfolio, a leading reinsurance program manager for automotive dealers, has named Lori Hallissey Chief Operating Officer effective October 3rd. As part of the senior management team, she will be responsible for all Portfolio operations including contract processing, claims management and Information Technology, with six directors and managers reporting to her directly. Hallissey will report to the President and CEO, Brent Griggs.

“I have known Lori for over 20 years and she has impressed me at every turn,” observed Griggs. “She brings expertise, drive and a hands-on approach to her responsibilities. She is also very personable, which fits with the Portfolio corporate culture of being a fun but focused place to work. All of the stakeholders in Portfolio- dealers, consumers, agents, and employees- will benefit from having Lori in this key position.”

Hallissey remarked, “Portfolio may be the single most dynamic and exciting company in our industry. Their growth over the past six years has been remarkable, and makes me want to contribute my best to the company’s ongoing success. I look forward to working with all the teams to assist in taking the company to the next level.”

Hallissey will be based in the Lake Forest, CA office of Portfolio. She joins Portfolio after having served as Vice President of Operations and Customer Experience at Allstate Dealers Services in Jacksonville, FL, leading a team of 75 that managed all aspects of VSC, GAP and ancillary product administration for both new business and in-force business.

Prior to Allstate, she was Senior Vice President of Administration for the Asset Protection Division of Protective Life in Bannockburn, IL. She led core teams totaling 210 employees in administering new and in-force business, technology conversions, vendor selection and implementation, tier one web support, customer service, and all claims activities. During this time she helped to integrate and administer business related to four acquisitions.

Hallissey began her career in 1989 at OwnerCare, a multi-state dealer services general agency acquired by Protective during her tenure, and is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago. She has been a speaker and panelist at numerous industry conferences, including the Vehicles Service Contract Administrators Conference (VSCAC) and Providers & Administrators Leadership Summit (PALS).

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Protective Asset Protection Receives 2016 Dealers’ Choice Award


CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Protective Asset Protection has been voted the 2016 Dealers’ Choice Platinum Vehicle Service Contract provider by automotive dealership personnel as part of the annual awards by industry trade publication, Auto Dealer Today. The Dealers’ Choice Awards recognize the automotive industry’s leading product and service providers. Voting is exclusive to dealers and dealership personnel.

“We saw a great response from dealerships, yet again this year,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom magazines. “All winners have earned the loyalty and praise of dealers, and they deserve congratulations.”

“Receiving this award is recognition for the emphasis our team puts on identifying and meeting the needs of auto dealerships,” said Rick Kurtz, senior vice president – distribution for Protective Asset Protection.

Protective Asset Protection has been awarded Dealers’ Choice Awards in previous years.

“As I have noted in years past, knowing these awards are voted on by dealership personnel makes this honor all the more special,” said Scott Karchunas, president of Protective Asset Protection. “This award and the recognition of dealerships are the collective efforts of our hard working employees and agents that serve the needs of dealerships every day.”

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Bill Kelly to Helm ‘Selling to Dealers’ Panel at Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Automotive Development Group (ADG)’s Bill Kelly will lead a panel discussion at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced Tuesday. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

Kelly’s session is titled “My Prospect Doesn’t Seem to Get It!” and will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, as part of the “Selling to Dealers” portion of the Agent Summit agenda. He will be joined by Kevin Hausch of Protective Asset Protection, Coffeen Management Co.’s Justin Jones, Dealer Associates Inc.’s Rick Messinger and Michael Pack of Resource Agent Group/First Extended.

“So often we hear agents say that, if only they could get their foot in the door, there is so much they could do for their prospects,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom magazines. “If you don’t walk away from this panel with more strategies — and more confidence — for that challenge, then you weren’t paying attention.”

The group is expected to focus on honing the message agents and agency principals give to prospective dealer clients, including the advantages particular to the agency, its programs and its sales strategy. Kelly said he was honored to serve as a moderator, particularly given the caliber of his panelists.

“This is an amazing group of high-impact industry professionals that will be sure to give everyone something to take back to their respective areas,” Kelly said. “I am looking forward to what will be the most talked-about hour at Agent Summit!”

Registration for Agent Summit is now open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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APT’s Pazik to Helm Agent Summit Tech Panel


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that Randy Pazik, president of Accelerated Profit Technologies, will lead a panel dedicated to new technology at the event, which will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

“The flood of new technology into the dealer and agent segments can at times be overwhelming, but it can’t be ignored,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur andF&I and Showroom. “We are counting on Randy and his team to help us sort through the wealth of new developments and focus on the ones that drive F&I product sales.”

The panel, “Technology on the Move — New Horizons” will begin at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, May 9. Pazik will be joined by Thomas Elliott, executive vice president of StoneEagle; Kumar Kathinokkula, COO of F&I Administration Solutions; Tony Luciano, vice president of information technology for Allstate Dealer Services; Jim Maxim Jr., president and CEO of MaximTrak; and Carrie Profaizer, vice president of information technology and division CIO for Protective Asset Protection.

Pazik pledged to challenge his panelists to reveal not only what they are working on and have brought to market but how their solutions are performing in the real world.

“What the agents in attendance get out of this session depends on the questions we ask,” Pazik said. “How do agents, dealers and customers — particularly Millennial customers — interact and respond to new technology? I want to know what these providers are doing to make sure their products are relevant to the market.”

Registration for Agent Summit is now open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Protective Asset Protection Receives 2015 Dealers’ Choice Award


CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Protective Asset Protection has been voted the 2015 Dealers’ Choice Platinum Vehicle Service Contract provider by automotive dealership personnel as part of the annual awards by industry trade publication, Auto Dealer Monthly. The Dealers’ Choice Awards recognize the automotive industry’s leading product and service providers. Voting is exclusive to dealers and dealership personnel.

“This year’s awards produced a record number of participants, votes and awards,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom. “Each of the winners deserves praise for earning their dealer clients’ praise and loyalty while driving their businesses forward.”

“We want to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to our valued dealers for voting us a leading service contract provider,” said Rick Kurtz, senior vice president – distribution for Protective Asset Protection. “This honor is a testament to our commitment and dedication for serving the needs of dealerships.”

Protective Asset Protection has been awarded Dealers’ Choice Awards in previous years for the service contract provider category.

“Knowing these awards are voted on by dealership personnel makes this honor very special,” said Scott Karchunas, president of Protective Asset Protection. “This type of recognition would not be possible without the hard work of our employees and agents.”

 

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Bill Koster to Lead Sales of RV, Marine and Powersports Products; Wendell Anderson Promoted to National Sales Manager


Saint Louis, Missouri — Protective Asset Protection has announced the promotion of Bill Koster to Vice President of Sales – Specialty Products. In his new role, Bill assumes responsibility for sales and distribution of the RV, marine and powersports lines of business.

With Bill Koster’s expanded responsibilities, Wendell Anderson has been promoted to the position of National Sales Manager – Specialty Products. Wendell’s new role provides him with sales leadership responsibilities for the RV, marine and powersports industries.

This change to Protective Asset Protection’s sales and distribution team ensures the organization will continue its focus on exceeding the needs of agents, dealers and consumers.

Rick Kurtz, Senior Vice President – Distribution, Protective Asset Protection said, “Bill and Wendell bring decades of experience to their new roles. Their proven ability to lead distribution and training efforts makes them a perfect fit to continue our commitment to our customers in these important industries.”

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