WASHINGTON — Hyundai Motor Finance Corp. President/CEO Buckingham will join a group of his peers at the American Financial Services Association’s 13th Annual Vehicle Finance Conference and Exposition. The conference is slated for Jan. 21-23, 2009, at The Sheraton New Orleans, just ahead of the National Automobile Dealers Association 2009 Conference. The session will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Thurs., Jan. 22.

In the CEO Panel, “Managing Through a Dynamic Marketplace,” four vehicle finance executives will share their insights and answer questions about working through the current environment. Buckingham joins Frank Armstrong, president, World Omni Financial Corp.; Thomas Gilman, vice chairman/CEO, Chrysler Financial LLC; and Sanjiv Yajnik, president, Capital One Auto Finance Inc. The session will be moderated by Dennis McCuistion, host and producer of PBS’ McCuistion Program.

In other updates to the speaker lineup, the “Straight Talk with NADA Leadership and Dealers” panel will feature Michael Brown, vice president, operations, Atlantic Automotive Group, in addition to John McEleney, 2009 NADA chairman and president of McEleney Autocenter; Edward Tonkin, 2009 NADA vice chairman and vice president of Ron Tonkin Dealership; and Michael Martin, NADA director and president of Dudley Martin Chevrolet.

To register for AFSA’s meeting, visit www.vehiclefinanceconference.com . For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Matt Gannon at [email protected].