2019 AFSA Annual Meeting Program 

Join us Sunday at 5pm for an early arrival reception!


Sunday, October 20

5:00-6:30pm: Early Arrival Reception

6:30-8:00pm: Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Dinner

Monday, October 21

8:00-11:00am: Independent Auto Finance Executives Committee

9:00-5:30pm: Law Committee

8:30-10:00am: Leadership Development Program Steering Committee

10:00-12:30pm: AFSAEF Board of Directors

11:00-11:45am: AFSA Pulse

12:00-12:45pm: VF Division Board & IN Board Joint Lunch

12:30-2:00pm: The EDGE Advisory Board

12:45-3:00pm: Vehicle Finance Division Board

1:00-3:00pm: Operations Networking Group 

3:15-5:15pm: AFSA Executive Committee

3:15-5:15pm: Vehicle Commercial Credit Committee

4:30-5:30pm: Marketing Networking Group

5:30-7:00pm: Welcome Reception

7:00-8:30pm: Vehicle Finance Board and Law Committee Dinners (separate locations)

Tuesday, October 22

8:00-10:00am: Breakfast & Keynote General Session by Roy Spence

General Session: Approach Your Business Path with Purpose
Everything we do in business, from building strong teams or expanding operations to marketing to our communities or meeting compliance requirements, should hold greater meaning than simply business as usual. From a 35,000-foot perspective, are you leading a purpose-driven business? As the CEO and co-founder of GSDM&M Idea City, a leading national advertising agency, Roy Spence thoroughly understands and has experienced firsthand the successes and challenges of a business startup. He'll join us at the 2019 AFSA Annual Meeting to help attendees identify and navigate any entrepreneurial path with a purpose, and to embrace the opportunities such a purpose-driven approach provide.

10:00-10:15am: Refreshment Break

11:15-4:00pm: Law Committee

10:15-11:15am: General Session

11:15-11:30am: Refreshment Break

11:30-12:15pm: General Session with Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. Riley will discuss a variety of topics relating to current events and culture. 

12:15-1:15pm: Networking Luncheon

1:15-2:45pm: AFSA Board of Directors

1:30-2:45pm: Human Resources Networking Group

1:30-3:00pm: Vehicle Credit Risk Committee

1:30-4:00pm: Education Session: Cybersecurity/HR

3:00-4:00pm: Education Session: Modern Debt Collection Practices

Modern Debt Collection Practices
(in the Era of the TRACEACT and Under the Proposed Debt Collection Rule)

This session will provide critical best practices and compliance tips for modern debt collection techniques in light of the Debt Collection NPRM. In an era where government regulation of data, privacy, and robocalls are dramatically impacting right party contact rates the use of email, social media, artificial intelligence and machine learning are critical to a successful recovery strategy. Learn how to implement these modes of debt collection into your existing recovery strategy, what questions should you be asking of your vendors, and what policies you need to implement.

- Tim Collins, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel, TrueAccord
- Kelly Knepper-Stephens, VP Legal & Compliance and Associate General Counsel, TrueAccord

3:00-4:00pm: Business Partner Board

4:15-6:00pm: Women's Leadership Council

6:00-8:30pm: Annual Meeting Dinner & Entertainment

Wednesday, October 23

8:00-9:30am: General Session with Sarah Bloom Raskin, Former US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Raskin will discuss trends in the broader financial services industry during her session. Breakfast will be served beforehand. 

9:45-12:00pm: SGA Committee

9:45-10:30am: Breakout Session

10:30-10:45am: Refreshment Break

10:45-11:45am: Breakout Session

12:00-1:30pm: Luncheon & Speaker

3:00-5:00pm: ORCC Meeting