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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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Texas Compliance Summit’s ‘Rules and Regulations’ Panel Takes Shape


AUSTIN — Organizers of Texas Compliance Summit have announced that James Ganther Esq., president and CEO of Mosaic Compliance Services, will lead a panel of attorneys and compliance experts at the event, which is scheduled for Nov. 16–17, 2015, at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel.

“Jim has been a steadfast supporter of Compliance Summit, and he was ringing the compliance bell before the CFPB existed,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “He is an expert in his field and an excellent speaker, and we expect him and his panel to deliver a rousing discussion on the finer points of state and federal regulations.”

Ganther will be joined by fellow attorneys David Engelman, CEO of SMART Payment Plan, and Robert Steenbergh, president and CEO of US Equity Advantage, as well as Joshua Sonnier, American Financial & Automotive Services (AFAS)’s director of development and compliance.

The panel, “Knowledge Is Power,” falls under the “Rules and Regulations” portion of the four-part agenda and will commence at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. It will be preceded by an opening keynote address and featured presentation and followed by sessions dedicated to “Your Responsibilities,” “Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls” and “Is It Compliant?”, an open-forum discussion among Compliance Summit speakers and attendees.

More information about Texas Compliance Summit can be found at the event’s website. Registration is open now. Attendees who register on or before Oct. 26 will enjoy a $100 discount.

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-612-8826.

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‘Knowledge Is Power’ at Texas Compliance Summit


AUSTIN — Organizers of the upcoming Texas Compliance Summit have confirmed that “Knowledge Is Power,” a panel discussion led by Jim Ganther, president and CEO of Mosaic Compliance Services, will convene at the event, which is scheduled for Nov. 16–17, 2015, at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel.

“The dealers and dealership personnel we meet in Austin will be there to learn,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Jim Ganther and his panel will give them a crash course on the current regulatory climate.”

Ganther helmed similar panels in past Compliance Summits in Miami and Chicago, drawing participation from fellow attorneys and compliance experts as well as leading agents. “Knowledge Is Power” is part of the “Rules and Regulations” portion of the agenda and will be the first of three panel discussions. Other topic headings will include “Your Responsibilities,” “Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls” and, finally, “Is It Compliant?,” an open-forum discussion between speakers and attendees.

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

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-612-8826.

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2017 Conference Team

Conference Management

David Gesualdo
Group Publisher and Show Chair
727-947-4027
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Kate Spatafora
Associate Publisher, MG Business Media
631-561-7586
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Registration & Sponsorship Fulfillment

Allison Delmonico
Executive Assistant, MG Business Media
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Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales

Eric Gesualdo
National Sales Manager, MG Business Media
727-612-8826
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