NAF Association

About NAF

The National Automotive Finance Association is the only trade association exclusively serving the non-prime auto financing industry. Organized in the Fall of 1996, the NAF Association supports its members and the industry with programs and education. Among the association’s accomplishments to date are:

Mission Statement
The National Automotive Finance Association will lead the way in building a forum of transparency and trust for all industry stakeholders: lenders, dealers, suppliers, shareholders, and regulators. We will set the standard in cooperation and collaboration that results in an industry that produces transparent and fair finance solutions that inspire consumers to purchase automobiles.

Vision Statement
The National Automotive Finance Association believes that every consumer with the desire and means to purchase a vehicle should have fair, responsible, and reasonable access to automotive financing. We believe that a healthy and sustainable non-prime automotive marketplace is driven by ethical and responsible practices. The National Automotive Finance Association is the advocate and the voice for these practices.

Diversity Statement
The National Automotive Finance Association is an organization that is open to all people. We welcome and value individuals of all age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, ability, sexual orientation, financial circumstance, or thought. We are committed to embracing diversity, and we feel strongly that it reflects the people and needs of our industry.

2019-20 Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Nortridge Software Company, Joel Kennedy, President
  • GM Financial, Paul Gillespie, Vice President
  • Prestige Financial Services, Aaron Dalton, Vice President
  • Wells Fargo Preferred Capital, Sharon Mancero, Chairman
  • Agora Data, Jim Bass, Treasurer

Board Members

  • Anderson Brothers Bank, Micky Watts
  • Automotive Personnel, Don Jasensky
  • Center Street Finance, Matt Burke
  • Connections Insights, Marguerite Watanabe
  • Cox Automotive Lender Solutions, Cheryl Miller
  • defi SOLUTIONS, Charles Sutherland
  • FICO, Ken Kertz
  • Flagship Credit Acceptance, Jeff Haymore
  • Gateway Financial Solutions, Kristen Karwat
  • Lobel Finance, Gary Lobel
  • National Auto Lenders, Ozzie Ramos
  • PassTime, Kevin Carr
  • Peritus Portfolio Services, Gary Perdue
  • Primeritus Financial Services, Inc., Joe Mappes
  • Regional Acceptance Corp., Ron Wooten
  • Resolvion, Claudia Plascencia
  • SAFCO, Dan Baggett
  • Santander Consumer USA, Lori Millard
  • United Auto Credit Corp., Jim Vagim
  • van Wagenen Financial Services
  • Westlake Financial, Ian Anderson

Ex Officio Members

    • Tom Hudson, Hudson Cook, Counsel
    • Eric Johnson, Hudson Cook, Counsel
    • Jack Tracey, CAE, NAF Association Executive Director

Contact Us

NAF Association
7037 Ridge Road, Suite 300
Hanover, MD 21076

Phone: 410-712-4036
E-mail: inquire@nafassociation.com

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