Fort Worth, Texas — AmeriCredit announced that former Ford Motor Credit executive Joe Poi has joined the company as senior vice president of credit risk management.

In his new role, Poi will head up AmeriCredit's credit, risk management department, which is responsible for the company's custom scorecards, loss forecasting and credit risk analysis. The department is also in charge of enhancing the company's strategies to reduce credit exposure.

Poi most recently served as director of risk management with Ford Credit. He held a variety of other roles with Ford and Ford Credit in the past, covering finance, engineering, marketing and sales. With his 20 years of experience in the industry, Poi plans to help AmeriCredit achieve its goal of going full-spectrum.