TORRANCE, Calif. — F&I and Showroom magazine announced today the formation of the F&I Advisory Board, a panel of industry executives, dealers and experts who will provide direction and insight related to the F&I Conference and Expo’s 2010 agenda.
Scheduled for Sept. 14-15 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, the 7th annual F&I Conference and Expo will feature an expanded agenda that will address all segments of a dealership’s front-end department.
“When we expanded the magazine’s coverage, we did so because it was obvious that success in F&I was dependent upon the success of other departments in the dealership,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of the magazine. “We’re now carrying that over to our F&I Conference and Expo and have created an advisory board to identify topics that speak to the current challenges dealerships are facing. And we think we’ve put together a very good team of advisors.”
The F&I advisory board will include the following members:
Director of Finance
The Suburban Collection
President and CEO
Innovative Aftermarket Systems
Ristken Software Services
Langdale Ford Co.
Vice President Dealer Sales
Senior Vice President
Ronald J. Reahard
Reahard & Associates, Inc
David N. Robertson
Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals
Additionally, F&I and Showroom magazine has created a separate advisory board to provide guidance on the Vehicle Service Contract Administrators Conference’s 2010 agenda. The following members were named to the board:
StoneEagle Insurance Systems
National Auto Care Corporation
Senior Vice President – Administration
Kevin R. Jacobs
National Training Manager
Allstate Dealer Services
President/COO, The Warranty Group
President/COO, Virginia Surety Company, Inc.
CEO, Resource Automotive
F&I Administration Solutions, LLC
Both boards will be meeting via conference call in the near future. Those interested in following developments related to either show can sign up for the magazine’s e-newsletter by going to www.fi-magazine.com. Announcements related to both conferences will also be posted to www.fi-conference.com and www.vscac.com.