Hear from previous conference attendees about their experience and why they would recommend the conference.
This year’s registration fee will cover the following items:
- Conference registration fee (access to all sessions)
- Welcome reception and networking dinner
- Meals each day throughout the conference
- Recreational activity (TBD)
- A +1 for the recreational activity, the welcome reception and the networking dinner
Spouses and significant others
Spouses and significant others are welcome to participate in all meals, including our networking conference dinner and recreational activity. As noted above, the cost is included in the registration, no additional fee will be charged.
Registration deadline: September 11, 2023
After completing your registration, you will receive two confirmation emails:
- One confirmation for your credit card payment
- One confirmation for your registration from Auto Financial Group
All attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel.
Adero Scottsdale Resort
3225 N Eagle Ridge Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85268
Group Rate: $319/night + 35 resort fee + tax
All attendees will be responsible for their own hotel room charges as well as incidentals.
Reservations by phone
Make reservations over the phone by calling the hotel directly at +1 480-333-1900
Please reference our group name: Auto Financial Group User Conference.
You can also make your reservation online directly under AFG’s block to receive the group rate.
PRELIMINARY AGENDA – MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY
October 10, 2023
October 11, 2023
|5pm||Old Town Scottsdale Food Tour
October 12, 2023
Product Roadmap/Partner Integrations Session
AFG Updates for 2024
|Evening||Networking Dinner at El Chorro|
Michelle “MACE” Curran
COMBAT VETERAN: USAF THUNDERBIRD LEAD SOLO,
F-16 FIGHTER PILOT
Michelle Curran has led an impressive career as a Fighter Pilot during her 13 years in the United States Air Force. From 2019-2021, she flew as the only female pilot for the Air Force Thunderbirds and performed for millions across the country and internationally. Michelle was also named the Distinguished Alumna of the Year by the University of St. Thomas in 2021. She has been featured on several well-known media platforms, including The Kelly Clarkson Show, CBS Evening News, and Glamour.
Before joining the Thunderbirds, Michelle was a combat proven fighter pilot completing missions across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She has a passion for pushing her limits, inspiring others, and changing lives.
As the Lead Solo for the Thunderbirds, Michelle realized the flying was cool, but the best part was inspiring others to overcome their fears and pursue their dreams. Since transitioning out of the military, she has founded her company, Upside Down Dreams, and is committed to empowering men and women of all ages to overcome obstacles and the fear of failure. She has inspired thousands through her passion for breaking barriers and setting the example of what can be accomplished through handwork.
When Michelle isn’t speaking, she volunteers as part of the Veteran’s Outdoor Advocacy Group, spends time with her stepson and husband rock climbing, and pursues her mountaineering goals. Michelle and her family enjoy their home city of Las Vegas as a hub to adventure from.
Alain Nana-Sinkam is an auto industry veteran of over 25 years, currently serving as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Development for TrueCar, a marketplace dedicated to connecting consumers who want a great car buying experience with dealers ready to provide one. He leads strategic partnerships and corporate development for the company, and develops programs and alliances designed to power credit and insurance discovery in TrueCar’s branded and affinity partner auto buying channels. Alain previously served in various leadership roles at ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values, worked at Wells Fargo and HSBC Auto Finance and started his career at an auto dealership.
TJ Cox is the Director of Market Development within the Auto line of business. He is responsible for bringing new solutions to the market through TransUnion’s sales organization, managing strategic partnerships, and engaging with a variety of clients to understand their strategic needs. Prior to joining the Auto team, TJ was a leader in the Credit Risk Solutions Consulting team where he brought to market a variety of business intelligence solutions. TJ joined TransUnion in 2008 and has also held roles in Global Technology and Research and Development. TJ also spends time at TransUnion assisting with the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals through his involvement in the DEI Forum. TJ graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S in Statistics and completed his Masters of Science in Economic Research from the University of North Texas. He currently resides in Dubuque, Iowa with his wife.
Ben is the Manager of CPO Solutions, overseeing all J.D. Power content pertaining to the CPO used automobile market. His efforts aim to serve a majority of OEM CPO and remarketing teams and their participating dealer bodies. Starting his automotive industry tenure with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Ben has worked in various analytical and consulting roles serving many teams over his 11 years with J.D. Power. Prior to joining NADA in 2012, Ben worked in public sector consulting for IHS Markit in their Washington, D.C. office supporting both government and non-government organizations including the U.S. Postal Service and PhRMA. Ben has a B.S. in Economics, a B.S.B.A. in Finance, and a M.S. in Economics all from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
CANADIAN BLACK BOOK
Daniel has 15+ years of automotive industry experience in the areas of sales operations, distribution, marketing, aftersales and finance. He has worked previously with multiple OEM’s and is a key player within the Canadian Black Book team for over 6 years, as he holds the title of Senior Manager, Industry Insights & Residual Value Strategy. As part of CBB, Daniel works closely with Manufacturers, Lenders, Financial Institutions and Dealers to help understand and educate his business partners’ by way of data analytics and industry trends.
CANADIAN BLACK BOOK
Yves graduated from the University of Montreal with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. A born salesman with an entrepreneurial spirit, Yves has been active in the automotive industry for more than two decades involved in many initiatives such as creating the official vehicle valuation guide used in Quebec for taxation while with Hebdo Mag International (now Trader Corporation), as well as being instrumental deploying Autotrader.ca & Hebdo.net web sites. He has also worked for BCE Emergis, Wells Fargo, Yellow Pages and Powerband Canada. Yves joined Canadian Black Book in 2010. Located in Quebec, Yves is currently the National Director, Data Licensing.