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Agent Summit 2013 Keynotes

Agent Summit Names Opening Keynote Speaker

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2013 have announced that Scott Karchunas, president of Protective Asset Protection, will deliver the event’s opening keynote address.

Karchunas joined Protective in 1988 served in a number of executive positions before being named president in 2013. He said his presentation, “F&I Economics,” will offer “an optimistic outlook of an industry where new challenges and emerging opportunities abound.”

David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom magazine, said he expects Karchunas’ comments to reflect positively upon the work done by agents to help drive success in the F&I industry. “Scott holds a positive view of our industry, and he foresees bright times ahead,” Gesualdo said. “His speech will get the conference started in high gear.”
 
The third annual Agent Summit is scheduled for March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The conference will be preceded by the Participation & Reinsurance Symposium, which will begin at 1 p.m. on March 4 and conclude shortly before the evening keynote address and reception. Karchunas will speak at 9:10 a.m. the following morning, shortly before the first of the educational sessions.

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Kansanback to Deliver Agent Summit Evening Keynote

LAS VEGAS — Joel Kansanback, president of Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Automotive Development Group will deliver the Monday evening keynote address at the 2013 Agent Summit, scheduled for March 4–6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Kansanback is a 20-year veteran of the industry who worked in executive positions at a leading F&I training and consulting firm and, later, a major auto lender before starting Automotive Development Group in 2002. He said his keynote address, “Building Your Agency for the Future,” will focus on the business development side of agency operations.

“Today’s agents are facing a fast-changing landscape,” Kansanback said. “What worked in the past won’t work in the future, and agents that can’t manage through the change will be left behind.”

Kansanback will speak shortly after the conclusion of a pre-conference participation and reinsurance symposium, and conclude before the evening reception.

David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom magazine, said Kansanback’s appearance will provide a fitting opener for the conference. “From the start, we sought to create a show that is by agents, for agents,” Gesualdo said. “Well, Joel is an agent, and a very successful one, and we’re honored he agreed to share the benefit of his experience with our attendees.”

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