Monday August 10th Panel Discussion

SARASOTA, FL - (July 10, 2009) - Auto Dealer Monthly is pleased to announce the five panelists who will participate in the Monday August 10th Finance Company Panel, which is an integral segment of the 2009 Special Finance Convention. The five finance companies and their representatives on the panel include:
•   AmeriCredit, Paul Gillespie, Senior Vice President of Dealer Services
•   Capital One Auto Finance, Trip Hall, Vice President Credit & Business Strategy
•   Chase Custom Finance, Gary Schultz, VP & Southwest Regional Manager
•   CitiFinancial Auto, Mike Kane, Senior Vice President of the Client Services Group
•   Drive/Santander, Ken Dundon, Senior Vice President of Origination
The Finance Company Panel features a 90-minute Q&A discussion on pertinent topics, such as the current state of the industry, what is a good dealer partners, what each company considers a well-structured subprime deal, and much more.
 "With all the changes in the Special Finance market, the Finance Panel Discussion is sure to be one of the highlights. The Cash for Clunkers program is sure to have an impact on the SF market, and each of the market leaders may well handle it differently. Additionally, for the first time in 18 months, some of the finance companies are actually talking about growing their business in the SF market. These are two areas that dealers can't afford to miss out on," said Greg Goebel, chairman of the 2009 SF Convention.
Desi Dusina, director of secondary finance for the Van Tuyl Companies and 2008 SF Convention attendee, said, "The [Finance] Panel was awesome. It was very direct. It was the lenders people were using the most. The questions from the audience were good ... I though they answered them with candor, honesty and it was actually entertaining. I enjoyed it."
About the 2009 Special Finance Convention
The 2009 SF Convention is an exclusive two-and-a-half day event for dealers and dealership management that will cover the gamut of subprime - from near-prime to buy here pay here - and is the event to attend for an unrivaled education in subprime financing. It will be held at the Fairmont in Dallas, Texas, on August 9th through August 11th. For more information, call 888.490.0303 or visit Registration discounts end soon, register today.
About Auto Dealer Monthly
Auto Dealer Monthly is the parent company and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and Special Finance Insider and the host of the 2009 Special Finance Convention. Both publications provide timely features that matter to today's automotive executives, along with a wide variety of expert viewpoints and dealer success stories. For more information, visit