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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
National Auto Care

Lance LaCoe
Century Automotive Service Corp (a MAPFRE company)

Tony Fincannon
Dealer Associates

Arden Hetland
American Financial and Automotive Services

Bill Kelly
Automotive Development Group

Sid Vance
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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LaCoe to Speak on International Expansion

Lance LaCoe, president of Century Automotive, will deliver a presentation entitled, Thoughts on International Expansion on day two of this year’s P&A Leadership Summit.

LaCoe brings more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and insurance industry, including dealership operations consulting and global relationship and cross-cultural development to this year’s P&A Leadership Summit.

Before joining Century, LaCoe spent seven years at Protective Life, eventually in the role of vice president of international sales and dealer initiatives. There, LaCoe developed strategies to establish and grow international markets, and managed a team of international staff. As a legal representative for Pu Tai Qi, An Automotive Technology and Consulting Service, LaCoe lived in China and worked with the company to secure resources, partnerships, and insurance, while also hiring, training and managing the staff in Beijing.

In his presentation, LaCoe will share his experiences of working in China for three years and will discuss the numerous considerations of international expansion. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

David Trinder, president F&I Administration Solutions, LLC, says, “With LaCoe’s leadership and international experience, he is the ideal candidate to speak on the topic of international expansion for VSC product providers. This is an excellent addition to the show and I am personally looking forward to his presentation.”

The P&A Leadership Summit is a show that is jointly managed by P&A and F&I and Showroom magazines. It is scheduled for Sept. 8-9 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. For more info, visit pa-leadershipsummit.com or contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at (727)-940-5823.

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