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Compliance Summit Wins Big in Vegas


LAS VEGAS — The first Compliance Summit in the Western states was a runaway success, organizers reported Wednesday. The event, which was held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, set new marks for attendance and featured a well-received certification component sponsored by Automotive Compliance Education (ACE).

“The speakers were on point, the room was full, and the ACE certification went off without a hitch,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Our fifth Compliance Summit was quite possibly our best yet.”

Total attendance at the two-day event was 165. The diverse group included dealers, agents and executives from around the country.

Monday’s agenda was divided into three subject headings — Rules and Regulations, Your Responsibilities and Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls — each of which included a featured presentation and panel discussion staffed by attorneys, trainers and dealership personnel.

The welcome address was delivered by Andy MacKay, executive director of the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association (NFADA), and the day ended with “Is It Compliant?,” an interactive, open forum among Compliance Summit speakers and attendees.

Tuesday morning began with a four-hour review hosted by ACE’s executive director, Gil Van Over III, assisted by Mosaic Compliance Service’s Jim Ganther and ARMD Resource Group’s Michael Tuno. The trio led 101 attendees through a litany of federal rules, guidelines, case studies and scenarios; 83 remained for the two-hour, 200-question exam. All 83 scored 80% or higher, earning Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist status along with a framed diploma.

“We were amazed at the energy and enthusiasm of the inaugural certification class, as well as its size,” Van Over said. “And we were delighted that everyone who sat for the exam passed. My hat is off to them all, and to Jim and Michael for assisting with the review. They certainly kept it interesting!”

Compliance Summit is a series of regional events dedicated to advanced education and certification for dealership and industry professionals. For information about the next event, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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NFADA’s MacKay to Deliver Compliance Summit Welcome Address


LAS VEGAS — Andy MacKay, executive director of the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association (NFADA), will deliver the welcome address at the upcoming Compliance Summit, organizers announced Monday. The event will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

MacKay’s address, “The Dealer’s Voice: Trade Associations on the Front Lines,” will begin at 9:05 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, following a sponsored breakfast and preceding the opening keynote address, which will feature The Warranty Group’s Aaron Lunt. MacKay is expected to offer an insider’s perspective on campaigns led by NFADA and other dealer trade associations against regulatory and factory overreach.

“We simply could not have asked for a better speaker to kick off the first Compliance Summit designed for dealers in the Western states,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Considering the work he and his organization have done on behalf of franchised dealers throughout the state of Nevada in what has been, at times, a hostile regulatory climate, we can’t wait to hear what he has to say.”

The Compliance Summit agenda also will include educational sessions devoted to Rules and Regulations, Your Responsibilities and Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls. Registered attendees are invited to RSVP to attend the review session and sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam, offered for no additional charge by Automotive Compliance Education (ACE).

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Compliance Summit Heads West


Welcome to the inaugural Las Vegas Compliance Summit! Our series of regional events has made stops in Miami, Chicago, Austin and Tampa, and we can’t wait to share our program with you here at Paris Las Vegas.

Compliance Summit was designed to deliver a crash course in federal regulations and enforcement actions and help you build sustainable sales and F&I processes without sacrificing productivity or profitability. If that sounds like a tall order, it should, but our speakers know how to get it done. Here’s what we have in store:

Welcome Address

Our first speaker is Andy MacKay, executive director of the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealer Association (NFADA). He is a fourth-generation Nevadan who previously served as chairman of the Nevada Transportation Agency and as a partner in several private enterprises. MacKay is charged with protecting the interests of more than 100 new-car dealers in his state, and we are grateful that he has agreed to share his thoughts and kick off our event.

F&I Products, Regulators and the Presidential Election

Attorney and compliance expert Aaron Lunt of The Warranty Group will touch on a number of hot-button issues in his opening keynote address. He believes increased compliance and regulation is the most significant pressure point for dealers today, and he will explain the roles federal agencies and state attorneys general — and, yes, even our next president — will play in shaping the compliance landscape in the years ahead.

The Buck Stops Here: Dealers, Compliance and Enforcement

Few compliance experts command as much respect as Terry O’Loughlin, a former regulator with the Florida attorney general’s office who now serves as director of compliance for Reynolds and Reynolds. He will explain why dealers, not managers nor staff, bear the onus of compliance, and how having the right policies, tools and best practices in place is the best way to protect your operation.

Knowledge Is Power

Our first panel session will be led by compliance expert and attorney Michael Maledon and staffed by Bob Balak of Compli, Alpha Warranty’s Darin Ramos,  Steve Roennau of EFG Companies, and Timbrook Automotive Group’s Dina Wilson. Maledon and his experts will sort through the complex maze of rules and regulations to identify and focus on the best practices dealers are using today to keep up with changes and withstand scrutiny.

Luncheon Address

Our luncheon speaker is Jim Radogna, a San Diego-based compliance expert and trainer. Before founding Dealer Compliance Consultants, he served as compliance officer for a large auto group, the apex of a 15-year retail career that also included roles in F&I and sales management. Radogna will offer his views on the state of dealer preparedness and discuss compliance issues unique to the Western states.

Compliance Traps Your Store MUST Avoid

Attorney Jim Ganther of Mosaic Compliance Services is a dealer advocate and a Compliance Summit mainstay. His address will cover the common mistakes made by dealers in a highly regulated environment, how to avoid them, and how to train managers and staff to ensure your sales and finance processes remain up to code.

Leadership, Teamwork and Accountability

I have the honor of leading our second panel discussion, which will focus on the individual roles owners, managers and staff — and, in particular, your appointed compliance officer — play in protecting your dealership and your customers. I will be joined by Justin Gasman, the award-winning finance director at McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC in Boulder, Colo., and compliance experts Michael Tuno and Max Zanan of ARMD Resource Group and Total Dealer Compliance, respectively.

The Paper Trail: A Dealer’s Best Defense Witness

Compliance expert and trainer Gil Van Over, founder and president of gvo3 & Associates, will take the stage to discuss your documentation program — or lack thereof. In a sales and finance process that requires the customer to sign their name 80 times or more, you need to establish and enforce a set of rules that can serve as a defense against litigation claims and government inquiries. With your operation on the line, every signature counts, and consistency is the key to your paper trail.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Our final panel discussion will be helmed by United Development Systems (UDS)’s Brian Crisorio, who will be joined by Erika Ahern of CNA National, Doug Fusco of Dealer Safeguard Solutions, F&I Express’ Brian Reed, and Iris Spiegel of Miller Automotive Operations. This esteemed group will turn our discussion from the theoretical to the practical, detailing the simple, actionable processes and controls dealers are implementing in F&I offices nationwide.

Is It Compliant?

Day One ends with a bang as our master of ceremonies, Bob Harkins of American Guardian Warranty Services, will facilitate “Is It Compliant?,” an open-forum discussion among Compliance Summit speakers and attendees. This is your chance to pose your toughest questions to our experts and share the challenges you have faced in your dealership and market. So don’t hold back, and remember: Compliance Summit is your event!

Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist Review and Exam

Day Two brings your opportunity to earn Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist status following the successful completion of a four-hour review session and a satisfactory score on the exam that follows.

The review session is divided into two parts: Part 1 runs from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and will cover such topics as ethics, vocabulary, Reg Z and M, adverse actions, ECOA, FCRA, credit applications and more. After a break, Part 2 starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at noon; this session will include Magnusson-Moss, the Used Car Rule, Red Flags, Safeguards, OFAC, Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts and Practices (UDAAP) and more.

After a half-hour lunch, the exam itself will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. But the fun doesn’t end there.

Industry Summit

Your Compliance Summit registration also grants you full access to Industry Summit, the auto retail and finance industry’s premier training event. You can drop in on sessions covering topics ranging from needs discovery and objection-handling to lender relations, the used-car market correction and everything in between. Tour the exhibit hall, take advantage of the free meals and join us for evening receptions.

I am so happy you have decided to join us for Compliance Summit. We take great pride in our event and we have been encouraged by all the positive reviews, phone calls and emails that followed our first four conferences. I hope you take full advantage of everything this week has to offer.

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Radogna to Present ‘Reduce Your Exposure’ at Las Vegas Compliance Summit


LAS VEGAS — Jim Radogna, a San Diego-based compliance expert and trainer, will serve as the luncheon speaker at the upcoming Compliance Summit, organizers announced Thursday. The event, which marks Compliance Summit’s first visit to the Western states, will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas.

“Jim’s reputation as a nationally recognized expert, trainer and speaker precedes him,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “We are counting on him to identify the pressure points regulators are focusing on and how to button them up.”

Radogna’s session, “Reduce Your Exposure: Who Is Targeting Your Dealership?,” will begin after lunch is served at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, August 29. His presentation is expected to include a rundown of the most currently active state and federal regulators, the results of recent enforcement actions and areas of high risk in variable operations, fixed operations and human resources.

“The laws and regulations impacting auto dealers are many,” Radogna said. “This presentation will focus on the top enforcement threats facing most auto dealers today and how you can prepare and adjust to lessen your dealership’s exposure.”

To register for Compliance Summit, click here. For more information, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Maledon Joins Compliance Summit Roster, Will Lead Rules and Regs Panel


LAS VEGAS — Attorney and compliance expert Michael Maledon will serve as moderator for a panel discussion devoted to rules and regulations at the upcoming Compliance Summit, organizers announced Tuesday. The two-day conference will begin on Monday, Aug. 29, at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

Maledon’s panel will include Bob Balak, director of sales for national accounts for Compli, Darin Ramos, vice president of business development for Alpha Warranty Corp., and Steve Rounneau, vice president of compliance for EFG Companies.

“With its maze of laws and regulations, retail automotive has become as complicated as ever,” Maledon said. “Compliance Summit serves as an opportunity to move beyond the buzzwords to discuss practical, workable solutions. Our goal will be to identify and focus on best practices that can be successfully implemented into a dealer’s workflow.”

The panel, “Knowledge Is Power,” will begin at 11:25 a.m. on Monday, immediately following “The Buck Stops Here: Dealers, Compliance and Enforcement,” a featured presentation by attorney and former regulator Terry O’Loughlin.

“Following Terry is no small task, but I am confident Michael and his panelists can handle it,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “They are experts in their field, they are the ideal translators for lawmakers, and they will have our undivided attention.”

Compliance Summit attendees are also invited to attend any Industry Summit session and sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam, both for no additional charge. To register for Compliance Summit and the exam, click here. For more information, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Crisorio to Helm Processes and Controls Panel at Las Vegas Compliance Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit have announced that United Development Systems Inc. (UDS)’s Brian Crisorio will lead a panel discussion dedicated to “Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls” at the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 29–30 at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

“Our industry has really turned the corner on compliance, and now it’s time to hit the gas,” said Crisorio, who serves as vice president of marketing for UDS. “The experts on this panel are going to deliver simple, actionable processes and controls and prove you can be successful and maintain a compliant dealership culture.”

The session, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” will begin at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. Crisorio will be joined by Erika Ahern, general counsel for CNA National Warranty Corp., Doug Fusco, founder and CEO of Dealer Safeguard Solutions, and Brian Reed, president and CEO of F&I Express.

“Brian and his panel are experts at translating the language of compliance into the language spoken online, on the show floor and in the box,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “This panel will serve as a practical guide to applying compliance education to your sales and F&I processes.”

Compliance Summit attendees are also invited to attend any Industry Summit session and sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam, both for no additional charge.

Registration for Compliance Summit is open now. Attendees who register by August 5 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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Van Over to Establish a Paper Trail at Compliance Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit Las Vegas have announced that trainer and compliance expert Gil Van Over will deliver a featured presentation at the event, which is scheduled for Aug. 29–30, 2016. The event will be held at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

“Gil brings an encyclopedic knowledge of F&I operations and a lifetime of boots-on-the-ground experience to the Compliance Summit stage,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “I know our attendees will benefit from his expert advice.”

Van Over will serve as the featured speaker for the “Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls” portion of the Compliance Summit agenda. In “The Paper Trail: A Dealer’s Best Defense Witness,” Van Over will discuss the importance of building a documentation process that can serve as a defense against litigation claims and government inquiries.

“Customers are generally asked to sign their name about 80 times from meet-and-greet through delivery, all within a couple of hours, with no prep time,” said Van Over, the founder and president of gvo3 & Associates. “We will focus on establishing processes, because if dealers can do it right and do it consistently, they’ve got a defense.”

Registration for Compliance Summit Las Vegas is open at the event’s website. The agenda also will include featured presentations devoted to Rules and Regulations and Your Responsibilities, as well as an open forum, “Is It Compliant?”

Attendees are welcome to take part in the rest of Industry Summit, and those who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount. Attendees are also invited to sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam for no additional charge.

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O’Loughlin to Tackle ‘Rules and Regulations’ at Compliance Summit


LAS VEGAS —Terry O’Loughlin, director of compliance for Reynolds and Reynolds and a former regulator, will serve as a featured speaker at the upcoming Compliance Summit Las Vegas, organizers announced Tuesday. The conference will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as part of Industry Summit.

“Compliance is one of the more unrelenting — and daunting — responsibilities that dealers face. Implementing the right policies and tools in compliance, along with applying best practices, all are proven strategies to help dealers meet those responsibilities, especially considering the likelihood for ever-increasing regulation and scrutiny,” said O’Loughlin, who served in the Florida attorney general’s office before joining the Reynolds Document Services group in 2006 as director of compliance. “Compliance Summit promises to focus on compliance as a critical business management issue for dealers, and I’m pleased to join a number of my professional colleagues in presenting at the conference and being part of the event.”

O’Loughlin’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion; the event will also include featured speakers and panels dedicated to Your Responsibilities and Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls and, to conclude the educational sessions, an open forum called “Is It Compliant?”

“This is not Terry’s first rodeo, so to speak, and past attendees of Compliance Summit have singled him out as an informed and passionate speaker,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “When a former regulator and current industry advocate speaks, we are wise to listen.”

Registration for Compliance Summit Las Vegas is open at the event’s website. Attendees are welcome to take part in the rest of Industry Summit, and those who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount. Attendees are also invited to sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam for no additional charge.

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Lunt to Deliver Opening Keynote at Compliance Summit Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that attorney and compliance expert Aaron Lunt will deliver the opening keynote address at the inaugural Las Vegas event. The conference will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as part of Industry Summit.

“Aaron is an engaging, informed speaker and an expert on the effect of regulatory pressure on the sale of F&I products,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “We are counting on a stirring and informative presentation.”

Asked to preview his presentation, Lunt listed a number of hot-button topics facing dealers, agents and product providers in a rapidly shifting compliance landscape.

“The motor vehicle service contract industry is under incredible pressure with the emergence of new technologies, distribution channels, and product features. However, I believe the most significant pressure is being applied through increased compliance and regulation,” said Lunt, who serves as assistant general counsel and head of regulatory affairs for The Warranty Group. “While state regulation has been commonplace for decades, the emergence of new players — such as various state attorneys general — are injecting increasing influence.

“Additionally, federal regulators have become incredibly active in influencing the inner workings of the F&I office and financing agreements — with more, not less, regulation on the horizon,” Lunt added. “It remains to be seen how the election of a new president in November will affect this evolution.”

Registration for Compliance Summit Las Vegas is open at the event’s website. Attendees are welcome to take part in the rest of Industry Summit, and those who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount. Attendees are also invited to sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam for no additional charge.

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Ganther Leads First Wave of Compliance Summit Speakers


TAMPA, Fla. — Leading attorney and compliance expert James S. Ganther has agreed to speak at the upcoming Compliance Summit Las Vegas, organizers announced Tuesday. The event is scheduled for Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as part of Industry Summit.

“I’ve been privileged to have participated in each of the Compliance Summits since the initiative was launched in Miami in 2014,” Ganther said. “Each one has been better than the last, so I know the Las Vegas version will be a winner!”

Ganther will serve as the featured speaker for the Your Responsibilities portion of the event’s agenda, which will also include featured presentations and panel discussions dedicated to Rules and Regulations and Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls.

As with past events, the educational sessions will be capped by “Is It Compliant?,” an open forum among Compliance Summit speakers and attendees. Unlike past events, Compliance Summit Las Vegas will continue with a comprehensive review session followed by an opportunity for attendees to sit for an exam to earn Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist status. Attendees are also invited to take part in the rest of Industry Summit, which also includes two full days of sales and F&I training.

“In words and deeds, Jim Ganther has been a stalwart advocate of front-end compliance and supporter of Compliance Summit,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “We are honored to have him back.”

Registration for Compliance Summit Las Vegas is open at the event’s website. Attendees who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount. For more information about Compliance Summit, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Compliance Summit Adds Certification Component


TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that attendees will have the opportunity to earn Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist status at the Las Vegas event, which will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as part of the annual Industry Summit.

David Gesualdo, who serves as show chair and as publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom, said the addition of a certification component was in response to demand from past attendees.

“I can’t tell you how many times we have heard, ‘I need something I can take back to the dealership,’” Gesualdo said. “That is a perfectly reasonable request and, with the help of our speakers, we are going to make it happen.”

Certification will require participation in a comprehensive, four-hour review session on Tuesday morning and successful completion of a written exam. The review will be given by Compliance Summit speakers and focus on the following topics:

  • Ethics
  • Reg Z
  • Reg M
  • Risk-Based Pricing Rule
  • Adverse Actions
  • ECOA
  • FCRA
  • Credit Applications
  • Signature Issues
  • Conditional Delivery
  • Monroney Labels
  • Addendum Stickers
  • Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
  • Used Car Rule
  • Red Flags Rule
  • Safeguards Rule
  • FACT Act
  • Cash Reporting
  • OFAC
  • USA PATRIOT ACT
  • Discrimination
  • Fair Credit Policies
  • UDAP
  • EH&S Basics

Compliance Summit is a series of regional events that began in Miami in November 2014 and has made stops in Chicago, Austin and Tampa. Attendees are invited to take part in the rest of Industry Summit, which also includes two full days of sales and F&I training, at no additional cost.

To register for the Las Vegas event, visit www.dealercompliancesummit.com. Attendees who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount. For more information about Compliance Summit, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Registration Open for Las Vegas Compliance Summit


TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance for dealers and dealership management, announced that registration for the Las Vegas event is now open. This two-day event, part of the annual Industry Summit, is scheduled for Aug. 29-30 at Paris Las Vegas.

“We are so proud to announce our first Compliance Summit designed specifically for the needs of dealers in the Western states,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Never has the need for advanced compliance education been greater, and we will head to Las Vegas with the speakers and topics you need to build sustainable front-end processes.”

A series of regional events, the inaugural Compliance Summit was held in Miami in November 2014. In the past 18 months, events have been held in Chicago, Austin and, most recently, Tampa. Dealers in attendance followed a “crash course”-style curriculum that covered national and regional regulatory concerns. Speakers have included many of the industry’s leading attorneys, dealer advocates, compliance experts and trainers.

To register for the Las Vegas event, click here. Attendees who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount, and every Compliance Summit attendee is welcome to stay for the rest of Industry Summit, which will run through the end of the day on Wednesday.

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Aaron Lunt to Join Texas Compliance Summit as Featured Speaker


AUSTIN — Organizers of the upcoming Texas Compliance Summit have announced that Aaron Lunt, assistant general counsel and head of regulatory affairs for The Warranty Group, will serve as a featured speaker at the event, which is scheduled for Nov. 16–17, 2015, at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel.

“As regulators have applied increasing pressure to our industry, Aaron has emerged as a leading voice of reason,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “We are honored by his continued presence at our events.”

Lunt appeared as a panelist at Midwest Compliance Summit in April and delivered “The CFPB’s Impact on the F&I Industry,” the opening keynote address at September’s P&A Leadership Summit. Before joining The Warranty Group, Lunt, an Illinois-licensed attorney, handled a variety of insurance regulatory issues as an executive with a large commercial insurer.

“I’m honored to provide an update on the CFPB’s activities in the auto finance segment at the Texas Compliance Summit in November,” Lunt said. “The automotive industry is under increasing regulatory pressure — requiring manufacturers, dealers and service partners alike to evolve at a rapid pace. I look forward to an informative and interactive discussion with session attendees as we consider the risks and opportunities this evolution presents.”

Registration for Texas Compliance Summit is open at the event’s website. Attendees who register on or before Oct. 26 will enjoy a $100 discount. More information, including the full agenda, will be available soon.

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Compliance Summit 2017


The pressure on dealerships to comply with ever-increasing regulatory demands, as well as staying ahead of trends in consumer litigation, grows each year. Dealers need a way to learn what is required of them and what is currently available on the market to easily and affordably meet those requirements. To address that need, we are pleased to bring you the Compliance Summit.

The Compliance Summit is designed to fit the schedule and budget of real dealers by coming to you in a series of regional presentations. The 2017 Compliance Summit will take place at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas on September 11, 2017.  For the first time, the event will be held alongside the annual Industry Summit.

This unique event will provide dealers and their senior management access to:

  • Current threats to dealerships
  • Strategies to affordably satisfy the CFPB
  • Red Flags Rule Compliance tools
  • Thought leaders from the legal community
  • Best Practices from successful compliance programs

Designed Exclusively for: 

  • Dealer Principals who want a compact overview of what is required and who provides it.
  • General Managers who are responsible for compliant operations.
  • Compliance Officers who want to know what to do and how to do it.
  • Sales Personnel who want to know how to sell a car without getting the dealership sued.
  • F&I Professionals who want to increase CSI and PRU while reducing unwinds.
  • Product Providers, Administrators, and Agents who want a deeper understanding of the compliance issues that affect their dealership clients, and their responsibilities with respect to the sale and marketing of their products.

As an added component, Compliance Summit is pleased to announce we have partnered with Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) to offer their services to all registered attendees at no additional charge. ACE certification consists of a four-hour review session followed by a two-hour, 200-question exam. The curriculum covers a wide range of federal standards and enforcement actions with an emphasis on compliant and transparent sales and F&I processes. Attendees who complete the review and earn a grade of 80% or higher on the exam will receive a framed “Automotive Compliance Specialist” diploma and access to ACE’s online resources.

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2016 Conference Team

Conference Management

 
David Gesualdo
Group Publisher and Show Chair
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