WASHINGTON — Preston Miller, AmeriCredit executive vice president and co-chief operating officer, was installed as chair of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA)’s Vehicle Finance Division Advisory Board. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the division’s 12th annual conference and exposition in San Francisco, Feb. 6-8.

Miller joined AmeriCredit in 1989, and has held various leadership roles with the company, including controller, chief financial officer and chief operating officer for originations. He assumed his current role in September 2007. Before joining the company, Miller was an auditor with accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand.

Members of AFSA’s Vehicle Finance Division have a significant interest in the financing and leasing of new and used vehicles to consumers. The membership includes captive vehicle finance companies; diversified financial services companies providing financing and leasing to all makes and models; finance companies specializing in prime, near-prime and subprime auto finance; and suppliers to the industry. Through the division, member companies exchange information and find solutions to common problems, stay abreast of important developments and take coordinated action when necessary.