Join us in Charleston, South Carolina, Oct 12-13, 2022 for two days of networking, sessions and more:

  • Learn more about auto finance trends from industry experts

  • Set your organization up for success with the AFG program

  • Network with your peers

Why Attend?

Hear from previous conference attendees about their experience and why they would recommend the conference.

Registration Fee

Early Bird
Through June 30th, 2022
July 1 - September 12, 2022

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)

Spouses and significant others

Spouses and significant others are welcome to participate in all meals, including our networking conference dinner and recreational activity. If your spouse or significant other will be participating, $250 will be added to your registration fee. 

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

Registration deadline: September 12, 2022


All attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel.

Hotel Emeline

181 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Group Rate: $279/night + $2.28/night destination 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 (843) 414-1662

Please reference our group name: Auto Financial Group User Conference.

Online Reservations

You can also make your reservation online directly under AFG’s block to receive the group rate.




October 11, 2022

Morning/Afternoon Arrival
7-9pm Welcome Reception

October 12, 2022

7:30-8:30am Breakfast
9am-12pm Welcome Remarks

Keynote Speaker, Heather “Lucky” Penney

Industry Presentation

12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-2:30pm Customer Panel

AFG veteran customers will talk about their strategies for success with the AFG program.

5pm “Savor the Flavor” Tour

October 13, 2022

7:30-8:30am Breakfast
9am-12pm Industry Presentation

Roundtable Discussions

12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-3:45pm Partner Integrations

Sponsor Showcase

AFG Updates for 2023

Evening Networking Dinner at Hank’s and Awards


Keynote Speaker

Heather “Lucky” Penney

Most widely recognized for her service on September 11, Heather “Lucky” Penney was part of the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training. The first and only woman in the 121st Fighter Squadron, Heather deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for initial combat operations as a night-time SCUD Hunter in the western deserts of Iraq, also supporting Special Operations Forces. She flew the F-16 for ten years before having to make the difficult decision to leave the fighter aviation as a single mother. She then flew the special airlift mission and retired out of the Pentagon. For over ten years, Heather was a Director of various Air Force programs for Lockheed Martin, specializing in capture management, government relations, and strategic business development. She now is a Senior Resident Fellow for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies at the Air Force Association, where she is an expert on defense policy issues related to airpower and the Air Force.

Industry Speaker

Alain Nana-Sinkam

Alain Nana-Sinkam is an auto industry veteran over 25 years, currently serving as Vice President, Lending & Insurance Solutions for TrueCar, a marketplace dedicated to connecting consumers who want a great car buying experience with dealers ready to provide one. He develops programs and partnerships 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.

Industry Speaker

David Paris

David Paris is Senior Manager of Market Insights at J.D. Power Valuation Services. Mr. Paris is responsible for the creation of Valuation Service’s monthly market reports and content generation that highlights J.D. Power’s data and analytical capabilities to the automotive industry, financial institutions, businesses, and consumers. Additionally, Mr. Paris analyzes market data at both the wholesale and retail level of the new and used vehicle market and develops analytical support for the myriad decisions along the vehicle value chain from product development to remarketing.

Since starting with J.D. Power in 2007, Paris has served in various capacities for the editorial and market intelligence teams within Valuation Services. Paris also serves as one of Valuation Services primary media spokespeople on issues affecting the automotive industry and its consumers.

Customer Panel


David Zantop
General Manager
Autoflex Leasing


Fayda Hathaway
VP of Lending
Great Erie Federal Credit Union

Kevin Wood
General Manager
Riata Ford
Zach Hasselbarth
Consumer Lending Manager
Sikorsky Credit Union
Michael Jones
Sales Manager
Riata Ford
Fierro, Amy
Amy Fierro
AVP Loan Operations
G.P.O. Federal Credit Union







Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact us and we will reach out to discuss sponsorship opportunities.