Small Lenders & Credit Unions Workshop- Friday, October 7






It’s a big world out there — for smaller auto finance companies. In response to long-standing requests from Auto Finance Summit attendees, we present this workshop to bring the small lender auto finance community.

Workshop Leader: 

Chuck Smith, Senior Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, TDECU

Chuck Smith is the Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for TDECU.  With over 30 years experience in the banking and credit union industries, his current position is responsible for all lending lines of business for the credit union.


Workshop Topic:  Developing Value with Dealers

In the ever consolidating world of auto dealerships, how do you create a value proposition when your footprint is local, and you might not have the leading edge technology that larger institutions offer?

William Drake, Vice President Dealer Services, 1st MidAmerica Credit Union
Brad Fielder, Indirect Lending Manager, Dover Federal Credit Union
Jonathon Levin, Chief Executive Officer, Turner Acceptance Corp.

Workshop Topic:  New Opportunities for Smaller Lenders

A brainstorming session about the future of auto finance, with outside-the-box thinking and creative strategies for growth.

Kevin Bonniwell, Dealer Services Manager, TowneBank
Rob Griffin, Indirect Lending Manager, Commerce Bank
Scott Strand, Chief Lending Officer & Senior Vice President, BECU

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Workshop Topic:  Regulatory Environment

With the CFPB Guidance document, recent settlements, and dealer compensation models changing, what are the key components of a solid regulatory structure for lenders outside the “Larger Participants” scope

Michael Lavin, EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Consumer Portfolio Services
Rob Tennant, VP & General Counsel, Veros Credit

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