WASHINGTON — Andrew Stuart, president and CEO of TD Auto Finance, was honored with the 2017 American Financial Services Association Distinguished Service Award during AFSA’s 101st Annual Meeting this week in Washington, D.C.
The DSA is the association’s highest honor. It is given to individuals who have contributed significantly to industry and association growth on a national level, advanced its mission and objectives, and elevated its image.
Stuart joined AFSA in 2008 while he was with Volkswagen Group as executive vice president and CFO of VW Credit. It was during this time that Stuart became actively involved in AFSA and went on to serve as vehicle finance division chairman from 2012 to 2014.
He co-chaired the annual AFSA/NADA Executive Forum that brings NADA’s elected leaders together with top executives from AFSA’s vehicle finance members involved in indirect auto lending with franchise dealers. In 2014, he chaired AFSA’s Vehicle Finance Division Conference in New Orleans.
When the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB) issued a bulletin taking aim at fair lending practices, Stuart’s leadership and recommendation to the AFSA Board led to the commission of a comprehensive study of automotive lending practices conducted by Charles River Associations.
He served as chairman of AFSA for 2014–’15 and continues to serve on AFSA’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Vehicle Finance Board, all while directing U.S. strategy for TD Auto Finance.