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Chrysler Financial Announce New Appointments

December 04, 2007

Farmington Hills, MI – Chrysler Financial recently announced several key executive appointments to further strengthen its leadership team and enhance its position as an independent provider of financial services, according to the company.

Appointed to Executive Vice Chairman is Thomas F. Gilman, who will be responsible for providing strategic direction for all Chrysler Financial operations, finance and risk management activities. Gilman previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Asbury Automotive Group and President of CEO Solutions LLC, and he has a 27-year history with Chrysler Corporation, including a position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Chrysler Financial Corporation in 1998.

Leland Wilson was named Chief Financial Officer reporting to Gilman. In this position, Wilson will have responsibility for all finance, controlling, compliance, treasury and tax activities for Chrysler Financial. Wilson brings a strong financial background having served as Senior Vice President - Capital Markets for First Marblehead Corporation. Also reporting to Gilman is Darcy Walker, who was appointed Chief Risk Officer and is responsible for credit policy design, implementation and portfolio analysis as well as the development of strategic collection methods. Walker brings with her more than 25 years of experience at Citibank where she held the positions of Vice President - Credit Card, Vice President - Investment Bank and Vice President - Group Credit. For more information visit

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