WASHINGTONThe American Financial Services Association (AFSA) named Andrew Stuart as chair of the trade group’s Vehicle Finance Division Advisory Board at its 16th annual Vehicle Finance Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. Stuart is currently president and CEO of Volkswagen Credit Inc.

In this role, Stuart will oversee the division’s initiatives and serve on the conference’s planning committee as its chair. More than 600 individuals belong to the division, which provides a forum for analyzing regulatory, legislative and market trends that impact the industry.

Stuart started his career at Volkswagen Group Canada in 1991 and transferred to Volkswagen Group of America in 1995. He has held various management positions with Volkswagen in sales, marketing, product planning and financial services. Stuart also led Bentley Motors Inc. as CEO from 2004 to 2007.  Most recently, he held the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer at VW Credit.

Members of AFSA’s Vehicle Finance Division include captive vehicle finance companies, financial services companies providing financing and leasing to all makes and models, finance companies specializing in prime, nearprime, and subprime auto finance, and suppliers to the industry.

For more information, visit www.afsaonline.org.