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Joe Keadle, Senior Vice President of OperationsVice President OperatonsAuto Finance Corporation - 12/31/1969

Vice President Operatons, Auto Finance CorporationVP Operations, West, Auto Finance CorporationAutomotive Finance Corporation (AFC), a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), has announced that Joe Keadle has been promoted to senior vice president of operations.

Keadle will report directly to John  Hammer, AFC CEO and president.

In his new role, Keadle will oversee all field operational functions including branch operations, sales and training. He will focus on developing, leading and coordinating AFC field operations while assuring the standardization of all operating practices and procedures and will be instrumental in leading AFC’s growth initiatives.

Keadle joined AFC in 2010 as regional manager and in 2011 was promoted to vice president of operations for the west division.

Keadle has more than 20 years of experience and has held a wide variety of positions in the financial services and automotive industries. Prior to joining AFC, he served in a variety of roles for a multi-franchise dealership group including business manager, new car sales manager and used car sales manager. Later he was with Wachovia Bank in Charleston, South Carolina where he developed and managed dealer relationships and was the national floor plan development manager at New South Federal Savings Bank. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the College of Charleston.

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Karen WeigertKeynote SpeakerHTUF - 12/31/1969

Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago, will keynote the HTUF 2013 National Meeting. Karen Weigert was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago in 2011. In this position, Weigert works to guide the City’s sustainability strategy and implementation, bringing innovative, practical solutions throughout the work of the City. Weigert is a producer and writer for the documentary film Carbon Nation, which is focused on solutions to climate change.

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Gayle PrattRetired Director of Global FleetEcolab, Inc. - 12/31/1969

Gayle Pratt , Director of Global Fleet for Ecolab, Inc. since 2004, has retired. She began her fleet career in 1978 and has held management positions with Onan Corp., LabCorp, the State of Michigan, and Ecolab. Active in NAFA, she was president from 2007 to 2009. Succeeding her at Ecolab is Andy Coulter, Director of Indirect Procurement and Global Fleet.