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SCUSA, TD Auto Finance, Wells Fargo Auto execs join Auto Finance Summit

Chris Bishop, head of auto change delivery at Wells Fargo Auto, will join TD Auto Finance Chief Executive Marc Womack and Santander Consumer USA (SCUSA) Chief Diversity Officer Virnitia Hendricks in a discussion on how best to foster exceptional team performance during the Auto Finance Summit at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, at The Wynn Las Vegas.

Improving team performance goes beyond increasing production numbers to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives while fostering an environment that encourages exceptional performance in everything from origination to servicing.

Bishop, Womack and Hendricks all bring a wealth of experience in team building and ideas on cultivating D&I in the workplace.

In his nearly 30-year tenure with Wells Fargo, Bishop served in multiple leadership roles that span project and product management, process improvement and client experience. He was named to his current role in February 2019.

Womack was promoted to chief executive of TD Bank’s auto finance unit in November 2020, and is responsible for expanding the institution’s lending business in the U.S. He previously served as chief operating officer of TD Auto for three years. Womack has more than 27 years of commercial and consumer banking experience in auto, credit cards, personal loans and insurance. In recent years, he has advocated for D&I initiatives at TD Bank, Capital One Auto Finance, Hyundai Capital America and JPMorgan Chase.

Hendricks, who was named SCUSA’s first chief diversity officer in early 2021, oversees the lender’s D&I office. She previously said her goal is to build an “innovative and bold” strategy that focuses on “promoting fairness and social justice” at Santander Consumer USA. Prior to joining SCUSA, Hendricks spent 20 years at Travelers Insurance before working as a consultant at Quotidian Group, where she advised executives at Fortune 500 companies.

Auto Finance Summit attendees will have opportunities to network with top executives across the industry while learning how to maximize originations growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to best prepare for new and existing risks in auto finance.

More information on the 2021 Auto Finance Summit is available here. Register for the Summit here.


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