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Texas Compliance Summit Sets New Standard

AUSTIN — Organizers of Texas Compliance Summit have announced that the conference, held last week at the Hilton Austin Airport, drew nearly 100 attendees and raised the bar for future events.

“All the events to date have been excellent, but I have to say that Texas Compliance Summit was the best yet,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “The agenda was incredibly comprehensive, all the speakers delivered memorable and informative presentations, and the crowd could not have been more engaged.”

The event began Monday, Nov. 16, with an evening reception and welcome address, followed by a full day of featured speakers and panel discussions. Highlights included sessions dedicated to actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general, as well as compliance in sales, F&I and digital communications. The panels, which included four speakers who work in dealerships in Texas, Kansas and Colorado, tackled issues relating to the design, implementation and enforcement of compliant front-end processes. Karen Phillips, general counsel and executive vice president of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), discussed truth in advertising, data sharing and factory relations.

Texas Compliance Summit also featured the debut of Auto Dealer Compliance, a new magazine dedicated to helping U.S. auto dealers keep up with the latest news, training tips and commentary from leading experts.

“Compliance is here to stay, and that’s not a bad thing,” Gesualdo said. “If we learned anything from the attorneys, trainers and dealers at Texas Compliance Summit, it’s that transparency and strict adherence to the law offers the clearest path to production in F&I and peace of mind for dealers and car buyers.”

For information about the next Compliance Summit, stay tuned to the event’s website.

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TADA’s Karen Phillips to Speak at Texas Compliance Summit

AUSTIN — Karen Phillips, general counsel and executive vice president of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), has agreed to serve as the featured luncheon speaker for the upcoming Texas Compliance Summit, organizers said Friday. The event is scheduled for Nov. 16–17, 2015, at the Hilton Austin Airport.

Phillips, who has served with TADA for more than 30 years, was the “first and only choice” for the speaking slot, according to David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom.

“To say Karen’s reputation precedes her would be an understatement,” Gesualdo said. “She has fought for the rights of Texas dealers — and car buyers — on a wide range of issues. We can’t wait to hear what she has to say about the current regulatory climate and what the future might bring.”

Phillips joined TADA after working for a law firm specializing in product liability and malpractice. Her tenure has included work on issues ranging from lemon laws, blue laws and warranty reimbursement to advertising, finance disclosures and vehicle inventory taxes.

“The franchised automobile retailer is the most optimistic and intrepid entrepreneur in today’s market,” Phillips said. “The everyday challenges for today’s dealer are vast and include numerous government mandates, consumer needs and factory demands. Sorting through the morass continues to be my pleasure.”

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 about the event, including the full agenda, will be available soon.

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2018 Conference Team

Conference Management

David Gesualdo
Group Publisher and Show Chair
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Kate Spatafora
Associate Publisher, MG Business Media
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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
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