CARY, N.C. -

Continuing Cherokee Media Group’s series of award programs that honor the most dedicated and talented professionals from throughout the used-car industry, we proudly showcase our latest group: Women in Auto Finance, presented by American Recovery Service.

These executives specialize in crucial skills such as accounting, computer science and law. They hold some of the most important positions at their respective companies. They provide critical guidance and produce high-level results.

This contingent of women who derive from throughout the auto-finance space is highlighted in this edition of Auto Fin Journal. They also will be part of a panel discussion during Used Car Week 2019, which begins on Nov. 11 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

“We congratulate all of these women who serve in critical positions and deserve such an honor,” Cherokee Media Group president Bill Zadeits said.

Below is this year’s group of honorees:

— Lena Aksan, VP enterprise alliance automotive, Equifax

— Sandra Broderick, EVP, head of operations, Santander Consumer USA

— Kim Gershon, SVP, head of auto – personal finance, Bank of the West

— Kristin Karwat, CEO, Gateway Financial Solutions

— Ellen Koebler, chief risk officer, SunTrust Bank

— Jennifer LaClair, chief financial officer, Ally Financial

— Tina Love, vice president of claims and recovery, Allied Solutions

— Shannon Mokhiber, VP, marketing & brand, Ford Credit

— Carol Moore, vice president and general counsel, Hyundai Capital America

— Michele Rodgers, chief information officer, Exeter Finance 

— Scarlett Smith, vice president of sales, FIS

— Celia Winslow, vice president of legal & regulatory affairs, American Financial Services Association (AFSA)

— Shawn Yujuico, director of marketing, Digital Recognition Network (DRN)