CARY, N.C. -

After receiving a significant volume of nominations this summer, Cherokee Media Group on Wednesday announced the third collection of honorees included in Women in Auto Finance, presented by American Recovery Service.

This industry award program is part of the initiatives that honor the most dedicated and talented professionals from throughout the used-car industry. This year’s Women in Auto Finance honorees include:

Claire Carter, Secured Collateral Management

Stephanie Casto, GM Financial

Kelli Edmonds, Santander Consumer USA

Jennifer Gauna, Flagship Credit Acceptance

Michelle Hamilton, Ricart Automotive

Becky Igo, Allied Solutions

Michelle Jackson, Advantage GPS

Mary Leigh Phillips, DriveTime/Bridgecrest

Christine Pierson, Tresl

Nicole Munro, Hudson Cook

Marguerite Watanabe, Connections Insights

Michelle Whatley, Exeter Finance

This contingent of women who derive from throughout the auto finance space will be highlighted in the September/October edition of Auto Fin Journal. They also will be honored during all-digital Used Car Week 2020, which begins on Nov. 16.

Similar to a host of other industry gatherings, Used Car Week is shifting to an all-digital format that will still include the staples of the event — Pre-Owned Con, Auto Fin Con, Repo Con and the National Remarketing Conference. Rather being confined to a five-day span, Used Car Week will be conducted over a longer period with week-long combinations of online workshops and live digital keynotes and panel discussions.

Furthermore, the annual Non-Prime Auto Financing Conference orchestrated by the National Automotive Finance Association will be presented in conjunction with Used Car Week, as well.

Registration is set to open Sept. 16 at

The Used Car Week team is looking for speakers who can deliver relevant insights and innovative real-world strategies for the retail used-car, auto-finance, recovery and remarketing industries. Submissions will be accepted through Friday.

To submit your session idea, got to