Dealers to meet with Federal Agencies at Policy Conference

Independent automobile dealers will be face to face with members of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission today at the NIADA Policy Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City.

Registration for the event continues this morning, along with meetings by the NIADA Legislative Committee and PAC Committee. Find full agenda at

During a 1 p.m. session, Chris Kukla, Senior Program Manager for Auto Finance in the Office of Markets for the CFPB, will discuss how the agency examines matters pertaining to the automobile industry and enforcement activity.

At 2 p.m., NIADA will feature a discussion with Malini Mithal, the Associate Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Financial Practices. Mithal supervises investigations and enforcement actions of non-bank financial services, including automobile financing.

The NIADA will also host Marcy Coleman, Vehicle Program Manager with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators for a discussion on working with state DMVs and electronic titles and liens.

The day will end with the NIADA PAC Cup Dinner, which will feature U.S. Representative Dr. Michael Burgess.

Burgess has represented the 26th Congressional District in North Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A doctor for more than 30 years, Burgess serves as a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which presides over telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health, air quality and environmental health, the supply and delivery of energy, and interstate and foreign commerce in general. It holds jurisdiction over several federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission.

He also serves on the House Committee on Rules and the Budget Committee.
In his time in Washington, Burgess has been honored with the Guardian of Small Business award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Spirit of Enterprise award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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