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Gruber to Helm Leadership Panel at PALS

August 7 2017

Kristen Gruber of Dealers Assurance Company (DAC) will moderate an all-star panel of leadership experts at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit.

Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Kristen Gruber, president of Dealers Assurance Company (DAC), will moderate a panel discussion dedicated to leadership at the event, which will be held Sept. 12–13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas. PALS is co-located with the annual Industry Summit for the sixth consecutive year.

“I’m looking forward to facilitating a candid discussion among industry leaders about topics that weigh heavy on their minds,” Gruber said. “This session is geared towards anyone who occasionally wakes up in a cold sweat, wondering how to address some of today’s biggest challenges for the F&I industry!”

The panel will begin at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Gruber, who is also a member of this year’s PALS advisory board, will be joined by Arden Hetland, president of American Financial & Automotive Services, Dave Duncan, president of Safe-Guard, Kelly Price, CEO of National Automotive Experts (NAE)/NWAN, and Lance LaCoe, president and CEO of C.A.R.S. Protection Plus.

The panel is expected to tackle the topics weighing heavily on the minds of leading executives in the F&I product provider and administrator segment, including questions posed by attendees.

“We could not have asked for a better or more qualified group to tackle the most pressing issues facing the leaders of our industry,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “We anticipate a lively and highly informative session.”

Register for Industry Summit 2017 by Aug. 11 and enjoy a $100 discount. To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at (727) 947-4027 or via email

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