Automobile Finance Committee

CBA's Automobile Finance Committee brings auto lenders together to assess how to best serve customers by investigating emerging industry trends, best practices, and regulatory changes. The Committee is dedicated to furthering fair and responsible lending throughout the marketplace, and acting as an educational resource for dealers and lawmakers.

Committee Goals

  1. Continually enrich our established relationships with lawmakers by frequently meeting with congressional members and regulators to advocate on behalf of consumers and the industry, and serve as the preeminent resource for industry information.
  2. Provide a vital forum for stakeholders to discuss ways to best serve consumers and issues affecting the auto industry. Collaborate with prominent auto industry trade associations and related organizations to discuss industry issues and provide a common voice.
  3. Annually plan and manage a successful CBA Auto Finance Forum and provide input and direction for the success of the annual CBA LIVE Conference, striving to become the trade association of choice for the banking industry. Ensure the Auto Finance Forum garners the proper representation which best reflects the auto finance industry.


Becky Philippi


Senior Vice President, Director of Indirect Lending

First Interstate BancSystem

Billings, MT

Fabien Thierry

Vice Chair

Head of Consumer Vehicle Lending Products

Bank of America

Charlotte, NC

Brian Boink
Sales Manager Indirect, VP
Old National Bancorp

Reggie Branch
Director of Indirect Lending
Arvest Bank

Steve Braskamp
Capital One Financial Corporation

Chad Bronson
Head of Originations Operations
Santander Bank, N.A.

Mary Catoggio
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase

Mark David
Vice President, DSG
Independent Bank

Dave Diederich
Retail Credit Executive
U.S. Bancorp

Suzanne Donadio
First Vice President, Manager, Consumer Credit
Valley National Bank

Eric Earvin
Indirect Lending Executive
First Commonwealth Bank

Michael Gilbert
National Credit Manager / Indirect Auto lending
Associated Bank

Craig Harter
Head of Auto Lending
Fifth Third Bancorp

Ron Helms
Indirect Lending Manager
Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

Craig Ito
Vice President, Operations Manager
Bank of Hawaii

Jessica Kraus
SVP, Head of Dealer Operations and Process Excellence
TD Bank

Brandon Lawson
Retail Product Manager, VP
Zions Bancorp

Michael Major
Administrative Vice President
M&T Bank Corporation

Fred Reherman
EVP, RAC Chief Operating Officer
Truist Financial Services

Carol Relf
Originations Executive - Auto
Wells Fargo and Company, Inc.

Donald Schreckengost
Senior Vice President- Consumer Lending Manager
United Bank

David Sokolowski
AVP Product Management
USAA Federal Savings Bank

Sylvia Tellez
Compliance Manager
Mechanics Bank

Jeff Turley
EVP & President of PNC Dealer Finance
PNC Financial Group, Inc.

Reid Whiting
Senior Vice President, Director of Indirect & Fintech Lending
Five Star Bank

Thomas Wirth
SVP Vehicle Finance
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated