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They 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.

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

This contingent of women who derive from throughout the auto-finance space is highlighted in this digital edition of Auto Fin Journal. They also will be part of a panel discussion during Used Car Week 2018, which begins on Nov. 12 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“Blending Women in Auto Finance into our series of initiatives designed to showcase talented used-car industry professionals is a natural extension of what we do,” Cherokee Media Group president Bill Zadeits said. “We congratulate all of these women who serve in critical positions and deserve such an honor.”

Below is this year’s group of honorees:

Katherine Adkins, Group Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Global Chief Legal Officer, Toyota Financial Services

Patty Covington, Partner, Hudson Cook

Shaimaa Elk, Chief Information Officer, Fiserv Lending Solutions

Jennifer Ishiguro, General Counsel, AutoGravity

Tammy Linkfield, Senior Vice President, Central Region, Ally Financial

Tanya Sanders, Head of Business Operations, Chase Auto Finance

Amy Martin, Senior Director, S&P Global Ratings

Sharon Mancero, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Preferred Capital

Erin Mendez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Patelco Credit Union

Georgine Muntz, Board of Directors Member, defi SOLUTIONS

Cortney Osborne, Senior Vice President of Operations, American Recovery Service

Jennifer Reid, Vice President — Automotive Marketing and Strategy Lead – U.S. Information Solutions, Equifax

Susan Sheffield, Chief Financial Officer, GM Financial