WASHINGTON The American Financial Services Association appointed John Noone, Ford Motor Credit Company president, as the AFSA 2011-2012 chair during the association’s 95th annual meeting in Washington D.C.

During his one-year term, Noone will preside over the AFSA Board and Executive Committee meetings, serve as an ex-officio member of all the AFSA committees and represent the AFSA at industry and association-sponsored conferences and meetings. He has been a member of the association’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Vehicle Finance Division Advisory Board since 2009.

“The financial services industry is rebounding, but still faces many challenges,” Noone said. “I look forward to guiding the association as the industry navigates a new regulatory environment and as we continue working together to ensure a strong financial system that benefits consumers and other stakeholders.”

Noone joined Ford Credit in 1972 and is currently leading global efforts, focusing on strategy, business development and regulatory issues. He has held numerous staff and operations positions covering the North America, Asia Pacific and Africa, Europe and Latin America business segments. His previous roles included president of global marketing and sales, and president of Ford Credit International.

Noone currently serves on the boards of Ford Motor Credit Company, FCE Bank in Europe and Ford Automotive Finance Company (China). He also serves on the finance committee and board of directors of Lourdes Inc., a non-profit senior health services company based in Waterford, Mich.