NAF Names New President

By Staff Writer June 24, 2019

The National Automotive Finance Association named Joel Kennedy as its next president, succeeding Sharon Mancero who held the post for the previous two-year term.

As with prior NAF Association presidents, Mancero now assumes the role of chairman.

Kennedy is presently the chief operating officer of TruDecision, a fintech company focused on making sophisticated analytics accessible to lenders. Prior to TruDecision, he was founder and original investor in Pelican Auto Finance.

Formerly, Kennedy served in senior leadership positions at ACC Consumer Finance, Wells Fargo, Capital One and General Electric.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in decision and information technology from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University.

Kennedy has been involved in the NAF Association for several years. Most recently, Kennedy led the “Fraud Friday” track of the NAF’s annual conference and has been a key figure in promoting standards across industry groups.

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