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F&Idol Winner Earns Master AFIP Certification

November 11, 2014

COLLEYVILLE, Texas — Justin B. Gasman, finance director for McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC in Boulder, Colorado, passed the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP) Master Certification Exam with high marks, topping off a year of achievement. His dealership was a finalist for F&I and Showroom’s ​2014 ​F&I Dealer of the Year award. He was also named the magazine’s 2014 F&Idol winner.

Gasman has 11 years of experience in the automotive industry. He began apprenticing in F&I as a salesman for Fisher Chevrolet Honda Pontiac in Boulder. After a year, he was promoted to F&I manager and later moved up to finance director. When the dealership transitioned in 2009 to Fisher Honda Kia, he served as both finance director and Kia sales manager.

Gasman joined the McCaddon organization in January 2014. The family-owned dealership, which has been in operation since 1958, sells and services all makes and models of Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles.

“In today’s extreme regulatory and consumer-protective environment, the training and competency of F&I professionals is important to the entire operation. We are proud and delighted that Justin has reached the very highest level of proficiency in this position, and congratulate him for achieving master level status with the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals,” said Mark McCaddon, president of McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC. “His willingness to train and test to this level is a benefit to our customers, the entire dealership organization and to the industry as a whole.”

Gasman studied psychology and business at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is an F&I University graduate. He was AFIP certified in 2006 and earned senior certification in 2008. “AFIP certification reflects my commitment to my craft — and shows customers that we are doing business legally, ethically and professionally,” said Gasman.

AFIP Executive Director David Robertson added: “Justin’s commitment to his profession and high level of execution truly embody the spirit of what it means to be a Master Certified Professional in Financial Services.”

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