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Expert Panels Announced for Compliance Summit 2017

DALLAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit have announced the three panel sessions that will be presented at the event, which will be held Sept. 11–12, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, as part of Industry Summit.

Each panel will focus on one of the three divisions of the event: “Rules and Regulations,” “Your Responsibilities” and “Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls.”

Michael Tuno, founder and president of ARMD Resource Group, will lead the “Rules and Regulations” panel, “The Front Line: Vitamin “C”ompliance.” Joined by James Ayers, business manager at Troncalli Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; Buddy Gomez, finance director for Cutter Automotive Galleries; and Matt McElroy, auto retail and finance veteran and consultant, the session is expected to discuss front-line solutions that make compliance work in the dealership, including solutions that can be put to work for all dealerships — large and small. Tuno promised attendees will get a sense of how federal standards such as the Safeguard and Red Flags rules, ECOA and Fair Credit Lending, Regulation Z, and cash reporting work in the real world and why training and auditing are critical components of every compliance management system.

The “Your Responsibilities” panel, titled “Management, Leadership and Accountability,” will be moderated by Tariq Kamal, associate publisher for Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. Kamal will be joined by Justin Gasman, financial services director at McCaddon Cadillac GMC, and Dina Wilson, F&I director for Timbrook Automotive and general manager at Timbrook Kia. These high-profile F&I directors will headline this no-holds-barred panel session devoted to defining the role of a dealership or dealer group’s appointed compliance officer. The discussion will include day-to-day processes and responsibilities punctuated by surprising developments such as General Motors’ new disclosure requirements, finance source audits, and customer complaints.

Last, but certainly not least, the “Easy-to-Implement Process and Controls” panel, titled “Common Sense for Dealership Compliance,” will be led by Steve Roennau, vice president of Compliance for EFG Companies. Panelists include Tiger Lester, regional finance director at Group 1 Automotive; Sam Levin, finance director at the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships; and Shaun Petersen, senior vice president of Legal and Government Affairs, National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). This session will break down the legalese surrounding compliance to provide attendees with actionable information for immediate impact to your dealership. Participants will engage in a frank discussion surrounding those principles with compliance experts and finance directors with significant and profitable results from implementing compliance procedures within dealership operations.

Online registration for Compliance Summit will be available until midnight on Sept. 9, 2017. After this time, please complete any registrations onsite.

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