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Reahard to Tackle Training at Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit V have announced that Ron Reahard, president of Reahard & Associates, will helm a session dedicated to Training at the event, which is scheduled for March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

“Ron Reahard’s name is well-know in dealer and agency circles as a top trainer and a pioneer in the F&I segment,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “He is no stranger to Agent Summit and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for our attendees this year.”

Reahard’s address is titled “Training, Sir!” and will focus on strategies agents can use to expand upon the product-provider aspect of agency operations to become true business partners to their dealer clients.

“Ron has had many speaking appearances at Agent Summit, Industry Summit and NADA among others always delivering high quality take aways for all who attend,” said Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) and chair of the Agent Summit advisory board. “We are pleased to have Reahard back on center stage for Agent Summit V.”

To register for Agent Summit or for more information, visit AgentSummit.com. Attendees who register by Feb. 1 will receive a $100 early-bird discount. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Agent Summit: Last Week for Early-Bird Pricing


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that this is the last week in which attendees will receive a $100 early-bird discount at registration. This year’s event will take place March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas, and the early-bird discount applies to registrations completed on or before Feb. 1.

“Considering the number and scope of sessions focused on agency and business development, dealer development and reinsurance, we know agents will get their money’s worth at Agent Summit,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “A $100 discount merely sweetens the deal.”

For the third consecutive year, Reinsurance will lead the event’s agenda. The two-and-a-half-hour symposium will begin with a meet-and-greet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, and conclude at 3:00 p.m., shortly before the welcome and keynote addresses for Agent Summit, which concludes midday Wednesday. In addition to the educational sessions, the agenda includes sponsored meal and networking breaks and receptions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening.

To register for Agent Summit or for more information, visit AgentSummit.com. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Atkinson to Deliver Featured Address at Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Jimmy Atkinson, COO of AUL Corp., will present a featured address for the 2015 event, which will be held March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

“Jimmy is as well-respected in agency circles as any executive in our industry today,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “He brings a veteran presence to our stage and we look forward to his presentation.”

Atkinson has tentatively titled his speech “Selling to Dealers,” and he is expected to touch on several elements critical to the success of agencies, including product penetration and dealer development.

Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) and chair of the Agent Summit advisory board, said he expects Atkinson to find a receptive audience at the event.

“‘Selling to Dealers’ is undoubtedly the critical piece in personal growth,” Crisorio said. “Training, Coaching and Technology have no role until we acquire a dealer client, and Jimmy is perfectly suited by time and success to address the Agent body.”

To register for Agent Summit or for more information, visit AgentSummit.com. Attendees who register by Feb. 1 will receive a $100 early-bird discount. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Harkins Tapped as Agent Summit Emcee


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit V have announced that Robert Harkins, vice president and director of training for AFG Training Academy, has agreed to serve as master of ceremonies. The event will be held March 2–4, 2015, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

“I’m very pleased to once again serve as your master of ceremonies for Agent Summit 2015!” Harkins said. “Our main focus is to provide a forum for general agents to convene, share ideas, make new friends and — best of all — meet with our industry’s top trainers, sales instructors and quality product providers.”

Harkins is a familiar face to Agent Summit attendees, having emceed last year’s conference and served in a similar capacity at several industry events, including the annual Industry Summit and P&A Leadership Summit.

“Bob brings an unparalleled degree of professionalism and class to every stage he graces,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “We are lucky to have him back.”

For more information about Agent Summit or to register, visit AgentSummit.com. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Agent Summit Advisory Board Announced


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have released the names of the advisory board members for the 2015 event, which will be held March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

“From the outset, we have been blessed with the talent and dedication of a crack team of general agents and leading industry executives,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “This year’s board continues that tradition, and I thank them in advance for the time and energy they will invest to create an agenda that will fulfill agents’ needs for agency and dealer development.”

This year’s advisory board will include the following agents and executives:

Randy Crisorio (chair)
President and CEO
United Development Systems Inc.

Tony Wanderon
CEO
National Auto Care

Lance LaCoe
President
Century Automotive Service Corp (a MAPFRE company)

Tony Fincannon
President
Dealer Associates

Arden Hetland
President
American Financial and Automotive Services

Bill Kelly
Partner
Automotive Development Group

Sid Vance
Partner
MAJ Consulting

Crisorio, who will serve as board chairman for the third consecutive year, said he expects great things from this year’s team. “I am both pleased and proud to have been asked to once again chair the advisory board for Agent Summit, now entering its fifth year,” he said. “A talent-laden board has been organized to fill the presentation lineup which will be topical in content and really looking to drill down on important industry components of the day. Without a doubt, this board will do a great job filling roles with impactful talent that will make Agent Summit V a can’t-miss opportunity.”

To register, visit AgentSummit.com. Attendees who register by Feb. 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Registration Open for Agent Summit 2015


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2015 have announced that registration is now open for the event, scheduled for March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. Attendees who register by Feb. 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount.

“We are pleased to invite general agents to the industry’s first and only event designed specifically around an agenda focused on growing your agency’s business,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “Those who attend will be treated to a full slate of sessions dedicated to dealer development, business and agency development and, of course, reinsurance.”

For the third consecutive year, the show will open with a one-day Reinsurance Symposium. The pre-conference event, which grew from a single session at Agent Summit 2012, drew standing room-only crowds in 2013 and 2014. The symposium will be followed by the opening session of Agent Summit and two days of educational sessions, networking opportunities, sponsored meals and giveaways.

To register, visit AgentSummit.com. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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