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Regional Account Executive, Moody’s Analytics
Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs
Co-founder, Malala Fund
Chief Financial Officer, Mazda Motor Europe
Executive Vice President, Financial Services, TransUnion
Director, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, AFSA
Senior Vice President, AFSA
EVP, Wells Fargo Preferred Capital
Vice President & COO, CarMax, Inc.
Chief Information Security Officer, Santander Consumer USA
Sam Singer, President, Singer & Associates
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Chief Regulatory Counsel, NADA
Senior Vice President, Financial Services, Automotive Business Leader, TransUnion
Executive Director, Autotech Council
Managing Director, Product Development & Commercial Strategy, Chase Auto
Reilly P. Brennan is a founding general partner at Trucks, a seed-stage venture capital fund for entrepreneurs changing the future of transportation. His investments include Nauto, nuTonomy, Starsky Robotics, DeepScale, May Mobility, SEEVA and Roadster. He serves as a board director for May Mobility and SEEVA.
Reilly holds a teaching appointment at Stanford University, where he teaches twice per year in the School of Engineering and the d.school. His classes bridge the fields of transportation, design and entrepreneurship. Prior to Trucks, Reilly was Executive Director for Stanford’s automotive research program, Revs.
His influential newsletter FoT is a radar for what’s happening in transportation. He was a member of the Le Mans-winning factory Corvette C5-R program. His personal land speed record is 168 mph, behind the wheel of a Chaparral 2E.
Over 30 years in the vehicle title world, John began his career working for the Illinois Secretary of State managing budget, truck licensing, mandatory insurance, vehicle record, and vehicle title programs. He left public service to work for ADESA’s PAR North America serving as a senior manager over operations and title services. He currently is the Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for PDP Group, in Hunt Valley, Maryland, which offers title administration, electronic lien and title, insurance tracking and other insurance products.
Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, technologist, investor and impact leader.
Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO. She focused on creating access to high quality education for all children around the world. Shiza launched NOW Ventures in Silicon Valley, in partnership with AngelList, the largest Venture Capital Platform in the world. She invests in mission-driven technology startups, that are solving the world’s most pressing challenges through technology, innovation, and high-growth business models.
Shiza is the founder of The Collective, a community of leading entrepreneurs that come together to build collaborative change. Shiza is the host of the new USA Today show “ASPIREist,” which inspires millennials to take action on the issues that matter most. Shiza is passionate about the future of impact through technology; she studied exponential technologies at Singularity University, which is dedicated to applying futuristic innovations to advancing humanity. Shiza also graduated from Stanford University with University Distinction. She was a business analyst with McKinsey & Company. Shiza is renowned for her work, receiving many awards as a thought leader. She was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 People Changing the World,” Forbes “30 Under 30 – Social Entrepreneurs” and a Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She is a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council and has been featured in multiple publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Elle, Glamour, Town and Country, The Edit, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and others. Shiza is a prominent speaker and has spoken frequently at major international events, including Aspen Ideas Fest, Milken Global Institute, Forbes Women, Fortune Most Powerful Women, Inc Women, Women Moving Millions, World Economic Forum and others.
Colin Maddocks is the Chief Financial Officer of Mazda Motor Europe. Colin started at Mazda in 2005 as Director Network Development and Financing. In 2009, he became Director Financial Services. Since then, he was responsible for the company’s new financial services strategy, focusing on relationships with bank partners. Since 2014, Maddocks is part of the company’s executive team. In his new position he will report to the President and CEO of Mazda Motor Europe, Jeff Guyton. “Colin brings a wealth of experience in dealer network development, finance and business strategy to his new role”, says Jeff Guyton, President and CEO of Mazda Motor Europe. “He is the ideal candidate to take over from Steve Robertson.
Steve Chaouki joined TransUnion in June 2008. He is charged with managing the Financial Services business including banks, credit unions, capital markets, financial services resellers, auto lenders and all other Financial Services customers. Steve also leads TransUnion’s B2B digital business. Before joining TransUnion, he held a variety of roles at HSBC within Card and Retail Services as well as Auto Finance. Most recently, he was senior vice president of alternative channels overseeing the originations of more than 1 million new credit card customers per year and managing a portfolio of more than 4 million customers. Before HSBC, Steve was a strategy consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. He holds a BSBA from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Danielle is in charge of the American Financial Services Association’s State Government Affairs Department, which manages state legislative and regulatory issues for members across a broad spectrum of the consumer credit industry, including payment cards, vehicle finance, traditional installment loans and mortgage lending / servicing. State Government Affairs is in constant development of talking points, briefing materials, white papers, a multitude of 50-state surveys, municipal tracking and other issues management materials. The Department also provides Activist Watch, a monthly snapshot of financial services-related activities of prominent activist groups. AFSA engages in direct advocacy at the state level, as directed by its membership. AFSA State Government Affairs provides its members with regular ongoing reporting on new and moving legislation through direct intelligence and AFSA*track, the Association’s legislative tracking system. State Government Affairs also facilitates ongoing subcommittee discussion on priority industry issues. Danielle acts along with her federal colleague as counsel to the Association, and is responsible for the Payment Card and Vehicle Finance sections of the Law Committee. Prior to joining AFSA in 2003, Danielle was Director of Government Affairs and Legislative Counsel for credit card issuer Metris, where she headed up all political affairs for the company, quadrupled PAC participation, and created the Company’s new law compliance program. Prior to Metris, she was associate with two Washington, D.C. law firms – Venable LLP and O’Connor & Hannan LLP, where she represented banks and major U.S. financial institutions, lobbying on their behalf in Congress on consumer privacy, credit reporting, bankruptcy, telemarketing, antitrust, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and other legislative initiatives. She also assisted Fortune 500 corporations in various industries with government ethics compliance. Danielle holds a B.A. in Politics and Government from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., and earned a J.D cum laude from American University in Washington, D.C. She is admitted to the bar in Maryland (inactive), Washington, D.C. and Minnesota. She is based in Minneapolis.
Tom Murphy is an executive vice president and the head of Consumer ABL, Wells Fargo Preferred Capital (WFPC), an asset-based consumer lending group within Wells Fargo. Tom joined Wells Fargo’s predecessor, Norwest, as a credit manager in the firm’s U.S. Consumer operations in 1985. He was subsequently promoted to branch manager and managed consumer lending platforms in Wichita, Kan., and Springfield, Mo. In 1992, he was promoted to director with Wells Fargo Financial in Des Moines, Iowa, and in 1993 was named district manager, accountable for consumer lending operations throughout Oklahoma and Texas. In 1997, Tom returned to Des Moines to start up the operations of Wells Fargo Preferred Capital. He served in various executive roles and was named president of Wells Fargo Preferred Capital in 2006. In 2010, Wells Fargo Preferred Capital became a part of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, is a graduate of the Norwest College of Commercial Credit, and has completed negotiations training seminars through the Kellogg School of Management. He is a past member of United States Marine Corps Reserve and attended Officer’s Candidate School in Quantico, VA. Tom has served in various leadership roles including past chair of Wells Fargo’s Central Iowa Diversity council and is a longtime leadership giver and executive sponsor of the United Way of Central Iowa.
Mr. Farris joined Carmax Auto Finance in April 2018 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In his current role, he is responsible for all operations post originations including Customer Service, Collections, Recovery and back office administrative areas. Focus is on daily operations as well as technology and process advancements to meet the growing portfolio. Mr. Farris reports to the President of Carmax Auto Finance. Prior to joining CarMax, Mr. Farris worked at Discover Financial Services for over 30 years managing large operational sites across Banking, Lending and Credit Card portfolios. His most recent position was Vice President, Banking and Consumer Lending Operations where he was responsible for managing over 1500 employees and providing daily operational oversight for Originations, Customer Service, Collections, Recovery and back office processes across multiple sites for multiple products: Banking Deposits, Student Loans, Personal Loans, and Home Equity. Mr. Farris received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.
Harold Gonzalez is the Chief Information Security Officer at Santander Consumer USA (SC) since August 2018. He is responsible for all elements of the Information Security program at SC including cyber security operations, strategy, and governance. Prior to joining SC, Harold has served as CISO for Nationstar Mortgage, Xome, and Fujitsu America where he has led transformational program at these organizations to simultaneously strengthen cyber capabilities as well as to elevate these programs to strategic business risks. Harold has over 20 years of Information Security experience with multiple leadership roles in technology and risk management at organizations like Citigroup and the American Stock Exchange. Harold holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Governors University and holds multiple industry certifications including: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
One of the nation’s leading communications strategists, Sam Singer is a former journalist and political campaign manager. His agency, Singer Associates Public Relations, is a winner of PRWEEK’s “Public Relations Agency of the Year award.” Mr. Singer has been dubbed “The Fixer” and the “Top Gun for Hire” in the news media, and one of the most powerful people in the communications for his ability to turn around the news for his clients. Mr. Singer is nationally known for handling some of most significant public affairs and crisis communications issues of the day. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and well-regarded corporations, including Chevron, American Fuel and Petroleum Manufacturers, Stanford University, Levi Strauss & Co., The Gap, Coca Cola, Visa International, MBIA, Ford Motor Co., AirBnb, the State of Nevada, San Francisco 49ers, the Anschutz Entertainment Group, and other prominent corporations, non-profits, political issues and candidates. Mr. Singer has led some of the nation’s top corporate communications programs. His communications strategy helped turn the tables for Chevron Corporation in exposing the fraudulent $19 billion lawsuit against the oil company in Ecuador. Mr. Singer received the Bronze Anvil, the highest national award for public relations projects granted by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), New York, for his work for the State of Nevada in opposing a nuclear waste repository near Las Vegas. His work in creating a series of print advertisements on the issue of homelessness in San Francisco was selected for permanent display in the U.S. Library of Congress. A former executive newspaper editor and television reporter, Mr. Singer has extensive experience in news media relations, public policy issues, and political campaign management. Prior to forming the agency, Mr. Singer was Communications Director and Press Secretary to Nevada Governor Richard Bryan in his successful bid for the U.S. Senate. He was credited by a national political journal with rejuvenating the campaign and was called “a master spin doctor” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal after Bryan’s victory. He served as State Campaign Manager of Los Angeles District Attorney Ira Reiner’s campaign for State Attorney General. Mr. Singer served as campaign manager for Miriam Shearing, the first woman to be elected to the Nevada Supreme Court.
Paul D. Metrey is the vice president of Regulatory Affairs and chief regulatory counsel, financial services, privacy and tax for NADA. In this capacity, he represents dealer interests before, and educates dealers on regulations promulgated by, federal executive branch agencies that oversee dealer operations.
Metrey is the author and editor of numerous NADA publications, including the NADA-NAMAD-AIADA Fair Credit Compliance Policy & Program. He frequently speaks to dealers, Automotive Trade Association Executives, dealership compliance professionals, and other industry groups on an array of regulatory topics, including federal developments in the areas of credit, privacy, identity theft, telemarketing, and taxation. Metrey is active in several professional organizations and serves on the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law.
Metrey joined NADA in 2001 as its director of Regulatory Affairs. He previously served as an attorney with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and as an active duty Army JAG officer, with assignments in Germany, The Netherlands and Fort Meade, Md. He also served in a reserve capacity as the chief of the international law branch of the National Guard Bureau's Legal Support Office. Metrey obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and a B.A. degree from Virginia Tech.
Brian Landau leads the auto finance business and oversees the formation and execution of TransUnion’s auto market strategy and development plan. He brings close to 15 years of strategy and planning experience to TransUnion from McKinsey & Company, Booz & Company, Countrywide Financial, and Mars & Co (an offshoot of The Boston Consulting Group). Prior to joining TransUnion, Landau served over 20 leading financial institutions on numerous transformational initiatives related to B2B/B2C pricing, salesforce effectiveness, and lean IT and operations.
Landau holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Liz Kerton has built a career helping new technologies break through. Building on 15 years' experience building marketing programs for telecom companies and launching new services, new product lines, and even new companies, she founded Telecom Council, Autotech Council, and IoT Forum. Each member-based community introduces relevant startups, entrepreneurs, and new technologies to tech scouts, vendors, and investors looking for innovation and partnership.
In her work with the Autotech Council - a community of automotive and mobility executives focused on innovation - 100 auto makers and their vendors meet monthly to review visionary entrepreneurs, discover startups, build partnerships, and support innovation in mobility. Over the past 5 years, the Autotech Council has introduced over 500 mobility startups and been instrumental in helping dozens of them raise funding, get to market, and put technology and business partnerships in place.
Ms. Kerton was named one of Silicon Valley's Most Influential Women according to the San Jose Business Journal in 2012, was inducted into the TU Automotive Hall of Fame in 2017, and supports women's entrepreneurship. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Japanese, studied at Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), and has a MA in Diplomacy from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Kevin Point is a Managing Director of Product Development and Commercial Strategy for Chase Auto. Chase has been a leading provider of auto financing for more than 80 years, and is one of the largest auto lenders in the U.S. Chase has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality services for thousands of automotive dealers across the country. It purchases auto loans and leases directly from dealers, and makes auto loans directly to consumers through bank branches and online at chase.com. It also provides commercial loans and floorplan financing to dealers throughout the U.S. Kevin is responsible for researching next generation platforms and developing associated products or financial services that advance our commercial and consumer businesses, optimize technology solutions and drive our long-term strategic objectives. Prior to his current role, Kevin served as Auto’s BSA AML Executive where he was responsible for directing a best-in-class compliance program, delivering a sound customer due diligence process and managing KYC, AML and OFAC risks. Kevin also served as Senior Credit Executive of Dealer Commercial Services, a specialized corporate lending unit, where he was responsible for leading a unified credit culture by governing polices that promote growth, asset quality, profitability, risk mitigation and financial stability. In this role, Kevin directed the underwriting, portfolio management, forecasting, risk control and analytic functions. Kevin has been with JPMorgan for more than 25 years where he has held various risk management, business development and compliance positions in auto finance, corporate banking, middle market and asset based lending. Kevin is a member Auto’s Leadership Team, the Risk Credit Committee and has chaired various integration, strategic planning and operating risk committees.