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Tony Moorby
NAAA Hall-of-Famer
Tony Moorby started his career in the retail and wholesale car business in England, and became deputy sales director of British Car Auctions.  In the early 1980s, Tony moved to the United States and helped start Anglo American Auto Auctions as vice president of sales.  The company was purchased by many businesses throughout the years, with finally Manheim and ADESA acquiring the company in 2000.  Tony served as vice president and president through the years, and worked with ADESA as executive vice president until 2003.  He has since owned several businesses, and writes a bi-weekly column for Used Car News.   Tony has been inducted into NIADA’s Ring of Honor and NAAA’s Hall of Fame.    


Wolfgang Reinhold
Senior Vice-President Car Remarketing, Operations & Procurement
LeasePlan Corporation N.V.
In 1989 Wolfgang E. Reinhold joined LeasePlan Germany as managing director. In 2003 he was elected senior vice-president car remarketing of LeasePlan Corporation, and since 2006 he holds the position of senior vice-president car remarketing, operations & procurement. Wolfgang’s responsibilities are in the area international procurement for core and non-core business, and controlling and coordinating all international operations activities for around 1.3 million LeasePlan cars. He has control and coordinates all 32 subsidiaries worldwide in the car remarketing area. 

  Bill Walton

NBA Legend and Basketball Analyst
A basketball superstar and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Bill Walton made sports history playing for UCLA when he led the team to two NCAA championships and a record 88-game winning streak. Walton played under the famed tutelage of John Wooden, who coached "character" and "giving your best" first. Winning was never mentioned in the locker room—lessons that stuck with Walton throughout his career. After college, he played on NBA championship teams—the Portland Trail Blazers and the Boston Celtics—and has received innumerable awards, including citations for his humanitarian and leadership contributors. An Emmy Award-winning basketball analyst formerly with ABC and ESPN, he currently is a television analyst for the Sacramento Kings. 


Rene Abdalah
Senior Vice President
RVI Group
Rene Abdalah is a senior vice president at the RVI Group, and is responsible for business and product development for the insurance business as well as analytical services.  Rene’s area of expertise is in the analysis of the auto leasing market with particular focus on portfolio risk management; his extensive experience in residual risk management includes consulting with bank and captive lessors on appropriate reserve estimates, as well as residual setting practices.  Before joining RVI, he was a principal at The Campbell Group and prior to this, spent four years at Standard & Poor’s Global Automotive Group.  Earlier in his career, he worked at World Omni’s residual risk group, and the Federal Reserve’s automotive group. 


Stuart Angert
Remarketing Analyst
Stuart Angert was founder, president and CEO of Remarketing Services of America (RSA), from inception in 1991 through 2006.  RSA and its 700 associates were first-to-market, providing third party lease termination and remarketing services for major banks and captive finance companies. RSA was acquired by Daimler-Benz.  Subsequent to his retirement, Stuart has focused his energies on the fields of academia, healthcare, finance, venture capital and entrepreneurship.  He serves on the board of trustees and board of directors of a national bank, a healthcare insurance provider, college and universities, and a research facility that develops protocols in bioinformatics and genomics.  


Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher 

Bobit Business Media
Mike Antich is executive editor and associate publisher for Automotive Fleet Magazine. Mike has been heavily involved in the fleet industry for more than 25 years, writing and editing more than 5,000 articles on fleet management, in addition to his active membership in a number of industry associations, including the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), and the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA). Antich is a past AFLA president, a 15-year member of the NAFA Foundation Board of Directors, long-time member of the NAFA Affiliates Committee, and was a member of the committee that helped create the Affiliates position on the NAFA Board of Trustees. He was chairman of the IARA industry task force that developed the first-ever Certified Automotive Remarketers (CAR) program and has served 10 years on the IARA Board of Directors, in addition to being an officer and secretary.


Todd August
Director of Wholesale Operations
Avis Budget Group
Todd August started his career with Manheim as the factory and reconditioning manager at their then owned auction in High Point, North Carolina. He then went to work for Alamo Rent a Car as western car sales manager in Los Angeles, California.  In 1996, Todd joined the team at Avis Rent A Car, and is currently the director of wholesale operations for Avis Budget Group responsible for auction remarketing for the eastern U.S. of Avis Budget, Zip Car & Payless risk-vehicle.  


Jonathan Banks
Sr. Director Vehicle Analysis and Analytics

NADA Used Car Guide
Jonathan Banks manages NADA’s data and editorial services ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of its used car and truck valuations for the automotive industry, financial institutions, businesses and consumers. With 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, Banks is a well-respected expert, speaking at many of the major automotive conferences and conventions across the country. Prior to NADA, Banks worked as a senior director and manager at Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) for 13 years. At ALG, he helped establish a series of successful initiatives to improve and streamline the use of used vehicle market and pricing data to improve its forecasting model. 


Ricky Beggs, CAR
Industry Consultant

After working within the industry for almost 34 years with Black Book, Ricky Beggs retired in April 2015. During Ricky’s career he worked within the editorial team as an editor of used values, managing editor and senior vice president/editorial director. He was a frequent presenter at various conferences, wrote many articles for industry publications and shared his market insight with the industry through video blogs – the weekly Beggs on the Used Car Market and monthly Beggs on the Specialty Markets. Still connected to the remarketing and forecasting markets, Ricky currently serves as a consultant to Black Book. 


Paul C. Behr
World Automobile Auctioneers

A three-time world and international auctioneer, Paul Behr has known since the age of five that he wanted to be an auctioneer. After time in the United States Marine Corps, Colonel Behr graduated from the Reisch Auction School in 1971. An auto auctioneer since 1974, Behr has served as president of the National Auctioneers Association and is currently president of World Wide College of Auctioneering and the World Automobile Auctioneers Championship. In 2011, Behr was the recipient of the NAAA “Auctioneer of the Year” Bernie Hart Award. He has conducted over 8,800 auctions and has raised over $100,000 for worthy charities.


Michael Bor
Founder and CEO
CarLotz, Inc.
Michael Bor is founder and CEO of CarLotz, Inc. based in Richmond, Virginia with stores throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Michael has an extensive background in the automotive retail and remarketing space and over a decade of experience in the financial services industry working with entrepreneurial companies going through transition. Prior to founding CarLotz, Michael led the transportation & logistics group at Harris Williams & Co., a leading middle-market mergers & acquisitions advisory firm, where he worked for 7 years. Prior to Harris Williams & Co., Michael was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and a financial fraud investigator with PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Mike Broe
President and CEO

Auto Auction Services Corporation
Mike Broe is the president and CEO of Auto Auction Services Corporation.  Prior to Auto Auction Services Corporation, Mike worked for Manheim as executive vice president of operations and before joining the corporate staff, he served as regional vice president for the southwest.  He also worked for Houston Hobby and Portland Auto Auctions as general manager.  In 1987, Mike started in the auction industry as the finance manager for the Minneapolis Auto Auction.  Mike’s exposure to the automobile business started with Dart & Kraft Leasing in 1983 which is now GE Financial Services.   


Kevin Brown
Co-Owner, Missouri Auto Auction
President, ServNet Auction Group
Kevin Brown is co-owner of Missouri Auto Auction and president of ServNet Auction Group.  He started his career in 1995 with the St. Louis City Police Department, and while he was a police officer graduated with a master’s degree in business management.  In 2000, Kevin started as a sales rep with Rangeline Auto Auction and became general manager in 2003.  In 2007 he became co-owner of Missouri Auto Auction.  Kevin serves on the board of directors as president for Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home and the Country Club of Missouri. 


Sherb Brown
Vice President
Bobit Business Media
Sherb Brown is the Vice President and group publisher of the Bobit Business Media Fleet Group with 20 years of experience within the fleet industry. Brown is a member of the Ford Fleet Advisory Board and GM Commercial Sounding Board. 


Mike Browning
NAAA President
General Manager
Manheim San Antonio
Mike Browning entered the automotive world in 1989 as a car salesman, working his way over the next eight years to become general manager of Hopkins Toyota in Mississippi.  In 2003, he moved into the auto remarketing industry, joining Manheim as the general manager of the New Orleans auction, where he spearheaded the charge to rebuild a strong customer base, resulting in a 200 percent increase in revenue.  Mike has also worked for Manheim Mississippi, and is currently general manager of Manheim San Antonio.  Mike is president of the NAAA, and his other professional memberships include MIADA, LIADA and NIADA.


Aaron Cervantes
Manager, Fleet Remarketing
Hyundai Motor America
Aaron Cervantes began his remarketing career with Bank of America in which he served as the vp of lease remarketing, managing the internal operations of their lease end processes. He then went to work for CarMax for a short duration as a buyer. In 2004, Aaron joined Hyundai Motor Finance as the asset remarketing manager leading the remarketing efforts of their repossessions and off-lease vehicles. In 2006, Aaron joined Hyundai Motor America, and is currently the manager of fleet remarketing in which he is responsible for the remarketing operations at Hyundai Motor America headquarters and the remarketing for the western U.S. Aaron also serves as 2nd vice president on the board of directors of IARA.


Scott Chesrown
Chief Revenue Officer
Scott is one of the founding members of the Vroom team and a car guy through and through. Not only did he grow up around the automotive business, but his first job was a sales associate at a car dealership. As the CRO of Vroom, Scott is responsible for all activities that generate revenue and is tasked with driving better alignment between operations, product, sales, marketing and corporate development.


Jeannie Chiaromonte, CAR
Vice President of Asset Remarketing
Bank of America
Jeannie Chiaromonte is vice president of asset remarketing for Bank of America responsible for sales and transportation of auto, RV, and marine repossessions.   She manages all aspects of the auction remarketing operations on a national level and is responsible for developing all strategies associated with the processes, audit and compliance and results tracking.  Jeannie joined the Bank in 1991.  Her experience also includes lease end term and collateral recovery.   Jeannie was appointed president of IARA (International Automotive Remarketers Alliance) in 2015, and serves on the board of directors and executive board.  She is also CAR certified. 


John Elizaga, CAR
Director of Vehicle Remarketing
John Elizaga is the director of vehicle remarketing at EMKAY. John leads EMKAY’s entire North American remarketing operations. He has been with EMKAY since 1999 and held management responsibilities in accident management, vehicle licensing services, vehicle acquisitions, and vehicle remarketing. John has over 16 years of experience in the automotive industry specializing in fleet management and vehicle remarketing. John has earned the industry accreditation as a “Certified Automotive Remarketer” and “Remarketing & Used-Car Industry’s 40 under 40” honoree. He serves on the IARA Board of Directors. John is also the Chairman of the IARA Technology Committee.


Don Elliott
VP, Strategic Partners - North America
Don Elliott began his career in car dealerships where the numbers behind the deal were shrouded in mystery. While working for three OEMs, the evolution of more transparent car deals were foretold by certified pre-owned programs. Then, while handling marketing for a major car auction chain, the use of computers provided specific information about the vehicle’s value, enabling online bidding and confident buying at the wholesale level. Most recently, he has been working with vehicle history providers in both the U. S. and Canada to support transparency, a complete record of factors that affect a vehicles condition, value and safe operation.

  TJ Freije

Freije & Freije Auctioneers & Marketing LLC
Richard “TJ” Freije, CAI, is a third generation, award winning, and highly sought after certified auctioneer.  TJ is president of Freije & Freije Auctioneers & Marketing LLC.  He and his auctioneers manage and staff over 500 auctions per year.  His client list includes Adesa, Manheim, National Power Sports Auctions, Barrett-Jackson, Ford Motor Credit, Ally Finance, Chrysler Capitol, General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Enterprise, Hertz, TD Auto Finance, Harley Davidson, Honda Remarketing, Auction Broadcast Company, Auto Dealers Exchange, Indianapolis Car Exchange, Insurance Auto Auctions, Martin & Martin Auctioneers, Ted Everett Auctioneers and Fusion Surplus Solutions.  TJ is the immediate past president and current treasurer of the World Automobile Auctioneers Professional Association.  


Anil Goyal
Vice President, Automotive Valuation and Analytics

Black Book
Anil Goyal is the vice president of automotive valuation and analytics at Black Book. Anil oversees the final published values, and an industry experienced team of editors and data analysts.  He often speaks to several industry publications regarding trends and analysis in the automotive industry. Anil has a deep background in data analytics and strategy, and has held a number of senior positions in the banking industry in the past. 


Susie Heins
Vice President of National Dealer Sales
Manheim - Cox Automotive
Susie Heins is the vice president of dealer sales for Manheim, a Cox Automotive business. She oversees the national and regional sales teams focused on driving revenue and solutions for Manheim’s top dealer buyers and sellers. Heins brings expertise in automotive wholesale, auction and online B2B sectors as well as relationship marketing to her role. Heins has extensive experience in all facets of sales and operations, strategic business planning, sales management and development, customer service and online operations. This level of experience was a driving force in her being asked to participate in and subsequently contribute to the overall growth strategy and evolution of Manheim’s parent company, Cox Enterprises Inc.


Grace Huang
Senior Vice President of Inventory Services
Manheim North America
Grace Huang is senior vice president of inventory services for Manheim North America. She is responsible for leading the creation and integration of key client products and services and positioning Manheim for future growth by focusing on the operational organizations within the company. Huang’s former experience as the vice president of enterprise product planning for Cox Automotive equipped her with adept leadership and expertise in product strategies and new product development. She first joined Cox in 2007 as director of business development at Cox Autotrader and continued to hold a number of positions including senior director of corporate strategy for Cox Media Group and senior director of corporate development at Cox Enterprises.


Eric Ibara
Director, Residual Value Consulting
Kelley Blue Book 
Eric Ibara has nearly 25 years of automotive industry experience.  Ibara oversees the residual value forecasts for Kelley Blue Book and regularly meets with vehicle manufacturers, finance companies and automotive fleet companies to provide consulting services.  Previously, Eric spent more than a decade with Mitsubishi Motors, where he directed the financial planning department.  He architected new ways of forecasting residual values for the lifecycle of vehicle models and improved incentive cost forecasting.  Prior to Mitsubishi, Eric worked at Nissan Motor Corporation in financial planning handling long-range forecasts and strategic planning. 


Craig Isakow
Head of Revenue
During Craig Isakow’s 15-year career, he has consulted for McKinsey, advised manufacturing firms in China, launched sustainability focused companies, worked for presidential campaigns, the Department of Energy and Johnson Controls. His career sits at the intersection of finance, engineering, entrepreneurship and public service. Craig has degrees in economics and industrial engineering from the University of Michigan, and a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Craig is currently the head of revenue for Shift.


Scott Kolb, CAI, CAR
Director, Business Development and National Remarketing
United Road
Scott Kolb, CAI, CAR provides strategic business development services to the automotive, remarketing, and competitive bidding industries for United Road. His diverse career has included management assignments with Chrysler Financial, Honda Financial Services, Auction Broadcasting Company, The SKi Group, and Illinois Independent Automobile Dealers Association. Scott holds the Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) and Certified Automotive Remarketer (CAR) designations.  Scott is a lifetime member of NAAA and a founding and board member of the IARA, as chair of the education and conference committee and recipient of the 2005 IARA Remarketing Industry Award of Recognition.  He was a key driver of the IARA CAR and Northwood University remarketing education programs. As a “Scholar” for the Gerson Lehrman Group Automotive Council, Scott is widely recognized as one of the top powerbrokers in the remarketing industry.


Tom Kontos
Executive Vice President and Chief Economist
ADESA Analytical Services
Tom Kontos is executive vice president and chief economist of ADESA Analytical Services, and in this capacity, he makes frequent presentations to clients and at automotive industry conferences.  He is author of Pulse, a report on economic conditions and the new and used vehicle markets in the United States and Canada; and the Kontos Kommentary, a monthly e-mail on wholesale used vehicle price trends.  His analytical team produces numerous value-added studies for ADESA clients and dealers. Tom has more than 25 years of experience in market research, financial analysis and strategic planning; and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mineral resource economics from Pennsylvania State University.


Venkat Krishnamoorthy
Chief Information Officer
Auto Auction Services Corporation
Venkat Krishnamoorthy is the chief information officer of Auto Auction Services Corporation (AASC). In his current role, he manages the intersection of business and technology for AASC and is involved in key industry initiatives in used car wholesale arena. Venkat has 15 years of experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining AASC, he was a systems architect at Delta Airlines and designed products for revenue management portfolio. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia State University, Atlanta and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. 


Steve Krupa
Morton Auto Auction
In 2006, Steve purchased Morton Auto Auction in central Illinois and continues to manage the business today. He is president of the IAASC. Steve also develops residential and industrial properties. He coaches the Morton Heat travel basketball program, and volunteers with his church’s missionary trips.


Dave Langley
Owner and President

Lenders Remarketing Services
David Langley is owner and president of Lenders Remarketing Services, a third party automotive remarketing firm representing various types of financial institutions. Langley has held national remarketing management positions with several major automotive manufacturers and served as vice president of operations for a third party remarketing services supplier. He is a founder and past president of the IARA, and is a National Auto Auction Association Hall of Fame inductee. His other awards include being the first Consignor of the Year (2005) at the Conference of Automotive Remarketers (CAR), and a recipient of the IARA Special Achievement Award in 2015.


Michael Lasini
Vehicle Valuation Systems
Michael Lasini founded Vehicle Valuation Systems (VVS) in 2014, which quantifies the diminished value a vehicle sustains after an accident using a regression-based technology that is transaction driven and real-time.  Michael is also a principal of CarBuyerUSA and DamageMAX, and an independent dealership outside of Atlanta, Georgia.  Michael has 30 plus years in the automotive industry that includes 15 years with Cox Automotive, multiple vehicle manufacturers, and various positions in wholesale and retail.  He is called upon as a subject matter expert and expert witness in diminished value cases throughout the United States and Canada.


Chris Little
Vice President of Variable Operations
Hendrick Automotive Group
Chris Little is vice president of variable operations for all of Hendrick Automotive Group’s dealerships. He began his career with Hendrick in 1993 as a sales consultant and quickly rose through the ranks as a top pre-owned performer and leader. After taking on responsibilities such as pre-owned manager and general sales manager, Chris was selected as the director of pre-owned operations for all of Hendrick Automotive Group in 2001 and became the director of variable operations in 2006. He currently oversees new vehicles sales, pre-owned vehicle sales, wholesale operations, and e-commerce for all of Hendrick Automotive Group’s dealerships.


Tony Long
Executive Director
Tony Long is Executive Director for the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance. His implementation of new membership processes and sponsorship programs have resulted in increased participation from industry partners and record highs for both enrollment and conference attendance. Long came to IARA after spending four years with a leading auto lender, but he is best known for his twenty-year career in the wholesale auction industry. He is a past president of the National Auto Auction Association and the first president and Fellow of NAAA’s Warren Young Scholastic Foundation.


Andrew Lumsden
Vice President, Product & IP Licensing Group
Chrome Data Solutions
Andrew Lumsden has almost 15 years of experience providing IT professional services and content management solutions to the North American automotive industry. Andrew has held various roles within Autodata and its Chrome Data brand including building and managing large parts of the company’s content management organization, OEM account management and solution consulting roles, product strategy, and business development roles. He is currently the vice president, IP Licensing Group, and is responsible for the development and management of Chrome Data’s products and services, sales and marketing, and content operations.


Eric Lyman
Vice President, Industry Insights
Eric Lyman is vice president of industry insights for ALG and top industry analyst at ALG parent company TrueCar, Inc.  Lyman oversees the consulting group and residual value forecast for ALG and provides thought leadership and data analysis for media and other external stakeholders for TrueCar.  His insights support ALG and TrueCar’s product and market strategies.  Lyman works closely with the analytics, consulting and residual risk analysis teams providing guidance on industry, economic and vehicle trends.  Prior to his current role, was managing editor of ALG’s Residual Value Guidebook.  He also served as senior manager of consulting and vice president of residual value solutions.


Bob McConkey
DAA Northwest
Bob McConkey began his career in the industry at South Seattle Auto Auction. He later served as general manager of Southern California Auto Auction, doubling its size and making it the world’s largest auto auction in just three years. In 1992, he and and business partner Greg Mahugh founded DAA Northwest in Spokane, Washington. Bob became co-owner of Kansas City Independent Auto Auction in 2009. Additionally, he partnered with Greg Mahugh in founding El Paso Independent Auto Auction and DAA Seattle. In 2009, he served as president and chairman of the National Auto Auction Association, where he championed strategic cooperation and standardization within the industry.


Levi McCoy, CAR
Director, Remarketing
LeasePlan USA
Levi McCoy is responsible for directing end-of-lease vehicle sales via all remarketing channels. Prior to assuming his current position, Levi served as the organizational development trainer for LeasePlan. In that role, Levi was instrumental in developing the remarketing training curriculum introduced with the launch of LeasePlan’s enhanced remarketing system in 2007. Prior to LeasePlan, Levi was with a major internet provider and major US airline/computer reservation system as a call center manager. Levi is a member of several key industry organizations including the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA), where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board, the National Association of Automotive Auctions (NAAA), and Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR).


Harold McLarty
Vice President of Pre-Owned Vehicles
Sonic Automotive
Harold McLarty is vice president of pre-owned vehicles for Sonic Automotive, a position he has held since 2007. Harold is responsible for all pre-owned vehicle operations for Sonic Automotive and its sister company EchoPark Automotive. Harold started in the automotive industry over 30 years ago wholesaling vehicles, and has since held every position from general manager to used vehicle director.


Tim Meta
Consumer Remarketing & Repossession Manager/Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
Tim Meta currently manages the repossession process and  the vehicle, RV, marine, mobile home and motorcycle consumer remarketing portfolio, on a national level for Fifth Third Bancorp. He manages all aspects of the auction remarketing operations and is responsible for developing all strategies associated with the remarketing process and result tracking. He has 29 plus years in automotive finance starting with General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC). Tim also worked for SouthTrust Bank as national automotive marketing manager/ vice president and was the consumer remarketing manager/ group vice president. He is a member of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) and serves as vice president and is on the board of directors.


Joe Miller
Director of Customer Service
Auto Auction Services Corporation
Joe Miller is the director of customer service for AutoIMS, a remarketing industry standard platform for exchanging data and facilitating remarketing processes. Miller leads the team that supports AutoIMS clients, including consignors, auctions, and related third parties. He spends the bulk of his time solving new problems and developing new solutions to meet the ever-evolving needs of the remarketing industry.


Ken Osborn
General Manager
ADESA Dallas
Ken Osborn joined ADESA in 2000 as regional vice president of the western United States, managing all auction activities in major cities in Texas, California, Washington and Arizona.  In 2007 he was promoted to executive vice president of ADESA’s western region and then ADESA Dallas general manager.  During his 30-plus-year career, Osborn has contributed to the vehicle remarketing industry in a variety of roles as a used car manager, a partner in an independent auto auction, a general manager and executive in corporate auctions, as an active NAAA member, and even as a licensed auctioneer.  In 2012, Ken was honored with the distinction of a Warren Young Sr. Fellow.


Howard Segal
Vice President and National Remarketing Manager
Wells Fargo Dealer Services, Inc.
Howard Segal joined Wells Fargo Dealer Services in 2003 as vice president and national remarketing manager, and is responsible for all strategy associated with vehicle sale and specialty processes for the disposition of recovered assets.  Before joining Wells Fargo, Segal was vice president and national remarketing manager for Bank of America where he was responsible for indirect and lease vehicle disposition on a national level.  Earlier in his career, he worked for PNC National Bank as a remarketing manager, and was focused on all aspects of off lease vehicle termination programs and sales strategies as well as retail installment collateral sale processes on a national level.    


Ira Silver
National Auto Auction Association
Dr. Ira Silver has been in the field of Business & Economic Analysis for over 30 years. He is an Associate Professor in Managerial Economics at TCU’s Neeley School of Business and Economist for the NAAA. Before coming to The Neeley School of Business, he was Chief Economist and Director of Strategic Planning at the JCPenney Company. Earlier in his career Dr. Silver was an Assistant VP and Senior Economist at The Bank of New York. He has taught at several universities and has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the Dallas Business Journal.


Nathan Simonson
General Manager

America's Auto Auction of Pensacola
Nathan Simonson is general manager at America’s Auto Auction of Pensacola, and a 20-year auction industry veteran.  Nathan has held many management positions including recon, arbitration, transportation, operations and fleet lease.  His “every client counts, every vehicle counts” philosophy has made him a success in his career endeavors.  He has received many top honors from the most respected national consignors in the industry.  Nathan is also a member of IARA, and is co-chairman of the IARA’s Technology Committee.


Brooks Stewart
Director of Remarketing
Brooks Stewart has over 18 years of experience in the automobile industry, and is currently the director of remarketing with DriveTime. Brooks has been with DriveTime for ten years. Prior to his employment with DriveTime, he spent six years with Enterprise in the remarketing division and four years with ADESA in sales and marketing.


Doug Turner
Director of Asset Management
J.D. Byrider
Doug Turner joined J.D. Byrider in 1999 with responsibility for the operations of the Company Store Service Departments. In his current position, Doug’s responsibilities include the acquisition and liquidation of all vehicles for J. D. Byrider and CNAC within Company Store Operations. Doug is instrumental in the creation, design and support of the Vehicle Inventory and Service modules within the Discover Computer System which is the proprietary software for Byrider Systems. Doug previously spent seven years with Sears Automotive Centers where he managed a Tire America, a National Tire and Battery Center, and a Sears Automotive Center.


Chris Villella
Director of Account Management – Special Markets
The CEI Group, Inc.
Chris Villella is the director of account management - special markets for The CEI Group, Inc. in Pennsylvania. CEI is a global provider of automotive fleet & risk management services. CEI also provides direct network repair services to the property & casualty industry. A 1987 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chris joined CEI in November 1989 and has extensive experience in their operations, loss recovery and account management teams. He was charter member of the NASP and served on the member council for Arbitration Forums, Inc., and is an active member of the NAFA, RIMS, & AFLA.


Charlie Vogelheim
TPC Management
Charlie Vogelheim has been involved in the automotive industry for over 30 years. His multifaceted automotive career began at Kelley Blue Book where as executive editor he played an instrumental role in transforming Kelley from a regional guidebook to an internet powerhouse. After 20 years he joined J.D. Power as a vice president charged with their international roundtables. Most recently, Charlie joined TPC Management as a partner where he is assisting with the Auction Academy and business development for TPC and its client auctions. 


Tom Webb
Chief Economist
Cox Automotive
Tom Webb brings over 40 years of automotive experience to his role as Chief Economist for Cox Automotive. Webb provides analysis of used car market activity based on data from Manheim’s auctions and associated businesses. A summary of his findings is published annually in Manheim’s Used Car Market Report. Prior to joining Manheim, Webb spent 26 years with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) where he served as a spokesman and analyst for the nation’s franchised new car dealers and specialized in dealership financial analysis.


Layne Weber
Vice President – Remarketing Sales
OneMain Remarketing
Layne Weber is the vice president of remarketing sales for OneMain Remarketing. He is a current sub committee chair, board member, and past president of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance. Listed in Who’s Who in remarketing for finance companies, Layne is a 20 year remarketing industry veteran and frequent presenter at industry conferences. Layne is a graduate of the University of Utah and has previously held remarketing management positions at GE, Donlen, and Citigroup.


Last updated on March 21, 2016

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