LAS VEGAS — F&I product and technology provider IAS has teamed up with F&I and Showroom magazine to offer readers a chance to win a free trip to the magazine’s annual conference. The contest will be used to tee up a special closed-door session for F&I personnel and agents with Joe St. John, director of training for IAS.

To enter the Ask Joe contest, readers must submit topics they’d like St. John to cover in his session by Tuesday, Aug. 4. Only five will be selected by St. John, who will address the topics during his Ask Joe session on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m. Industry Summit is scheduled for Sept. 8-10 at the Paris Las Vegas.

“Joe is one of Industry Summit’s newest trainers, but he’s been making a name for himself as a top-flight industry professional for quite some time now,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of F&I and Showroom and its sister publication, Auto Dealer Monthly. “His over-the-top energy and enthusiasm will inspire and motivate you. He will make you proud to call yourself an industry professional.”

St. John is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where he earned his master’s degree in business taxation and tax accounting. But his roots are firmly planted in the car business, having served as a sales manager, finance director, general manager and lead trainer for Lawton, Okla.-based Jim Norton Toyota before joining IAS in May 2014.

“Here’s a guy who’s not only educated and an industry veteran, his mom was a service writer and his dad was an F&I manager,” said Gregory Arroyo, editorial director of F&I and Showroom. “I saw St. John perform at Agent Summit 2015 this past March, and I was floored by his presentation. He made me proud to be part of this great industry.

“And thanks to IAS, not only will attendees get to experience the passion St. John has for this industry, five of our readers will win a trip to this year’s event if their topics are selected,” he added.

Readers can submit as many topics as they want by clicking here, but St. John will only select one topic per person. And only five will win a complimentary Industry Summit pass, airfare and a two-night stay at the Paris Las Vegas.

To register or to learn more about Industry Summit, visit Register by Aug. 7 to save $100 on the price of a full conference pass.

Originally posted on F&I and Showroom