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Bill Kelly to Helm ‘Selling to Dealers’ Panel at Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Automotive Development Group (ADG)’s Bill Kelly will lead a panel discussion at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced Tuesday. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

Kelly’s session is titled “My Prospect Doesn’t Seem to Get It!” and will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, as part of the “Selling to Dealers” portion of the Agent Summit agenda. He will be joined by Kevin Hausch of Protective Asset Protection, Coffeen Management Co.’s Justin Jones, Dealer Associates Inc.’s Rick Messinger and Michael Pack of Resource Agent Group/First Extended.

“So often we hear agents say that, if only they could get their foot in the door, there is so much they could do for their prospects,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom magazines. “If you don’t walk away from this panel with more strategies — and more confidence — for that challenge, then you weren’t paying attention.”

The group is expected to focus on honing the message agents and agency principals give to prospective dealer clients, including the advantages particular to the agency, its programs and its sales strategy. Kelly said he was honored to serve as a moderator, particularly given the caliber of his panelists.

“This is an amazing group of high-impact industry professionals that will be sure to give everyone something to take back to their respective areas,” Kelly said. “I am looking forward to what will be the most talked-about hour at Agent Summit!”

Registration for Agent Summit is now open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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The Warranty Group’s John Luckett Appointed to 2014 Agent Summit Advisory Board


Chicago, Ill. – The Warranty Group Inc.’s John Luckett joined the Agent Summit Conference Advisory Board. Luckett is senior vice president of sales and marketing for Resource Agent Group, a division of The Warranty Group that offers a broad menu of products and services to agents and their dealers, including the First Extended program.

“John is known for his broad perspective and unique insight into the automotive industry. We’re proud to have him represent The Warranty Group on this important advisory board,” said Charlie Robinson, president, The Warranty Group’s North America automotive segment. “This appointment further reinforces our company’s commitment to leadership and expertise in the auto industry during the past 50 years.”

The Agent Summit focuses on educating automotive general agents on the latest training techniques, trends and challenges to help them better serve their dealer clients. The Agent Summit Advisory Board’s primary responsibility is to help build a conference agenda to address key issues impacting general agents and their customers.

Luckett joined the company in 1999 as a regional sales manager, and quickly moved up the ranks holding a series of positions including divisional vice president and agent distribution vice president. His first-hand experience combined with his ability to pinpoint customer needs brings real-life experience to the Advisory Board.

“I am really excited about the experience and talent that John brings to the advisory board,” said Randy Crisorio, Agent Summit Advisory Board chair. “He’s a heavy hitter in the industry and I expect he will deliver many innovative ideas.”

Agent Summit 2014 is scheduled for March 10-12, 2014, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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