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Agent Summit Names Jimmy Atkinson as Keynote Speaker


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that Jimmy Atkinson, president and CEO of AUL Corp., will serve as the keynote speaker for the eighth annual event. Agent Summit 2018 will be held May 20–23 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas.

“Jimmy’s qualifications as an executive and a proponent of and friend to the agent network are unquestioned,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom magazines. “He also happens to be a fantastic speaker, and we are counting on him to start the educational portion of our agenda with a bang.”

Atkinson’s address, “Automotive F&I 2018: The State of Our Industry,” will begin at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, May 21. He pledged to tackle the pressing issues facing agents today, including dealer consolidation, subscription services, electromobility and autonomous vehicles.

“The significance of F&I performance and the contribution to dealer profitability continues to grow with each passing year,” Atkinson said. “2018 is expected to continue the good retailing run of recent years, but there are increasing challenges facing agents, from competition to consolidation, creating a tougher climate to grow your agency in.”

Registration for Agent Summit 2018 is now open at the event’s website. To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at 727-947-4027 or via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Atkinson to Deliver Featured Address at Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Jimmy Atkinson, COO of AUL Corp., will present a featured address for the 2015 event, which will be held March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

“Jimmy is as well-respected in agency circles as any executive in our industry today,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “He brings a veteran presence to our stage and we look forward to his presentation.”

Atkinson has tentatively titled his speech “Selling to Dealers,” and he is expected to touch on several elements critical to the success of agencies, including product penetration and dealer development.

Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) and chair of the Agent Summit advisory board, said he expects Atkinson to find a receptive audience at the event.

“‘Selling to Dealers’ is undoubtedly the critical piece in personal growth,” Crisorio said. “Training, Coaching and Technology have no role until we acquire a dealer client, and Jimmy is perfectly suited by time and success to address the Agent body.”

To register for Agent Summit or for more information, visit AgentSummit.com. Attendees who register by Feb. 1 will receive a $100 early-bird discount. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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2018 Advisory Board

Randy Crisorio
President & CEO
United Development Systems
and Advisory Board Chair

Craig Almon 
Founding Partner
Pro Consulting, LLC

Matt Croak 
President
Wise F&I, LLC

Lyle King
Senior Vice President
NFP

Matt Nowicki
Vice President of Retail Software
IAS

Tom O’Neil
Brown & Brown of Ky., Inc.
dba O’Neil Financial Services Agency Inc.

Kurt Orcutt
President
Accelerated Service International 

Gil Van Over
Founder & President
gvo3 & Associates