NARS Expands to Three-Day Event with Golf Tournament, More Networking and Sensational Speakers

NARS_2013Press Release

Fifth Annual NARS Expects 600 Recovery, Remarketing and Lending Professionals in Attendance

DALLAS, Texas – Feb. 25, 2013 –The American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA), the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals, enhanced its fifth annual North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) by expanding to a three-day event to include a lender and recovery agent golf tournament, more networking opportunities, and more speakers – all focused on the power of performance.

From April 25 – 27, Thursday-Saturday, an anticipated 600 professionals from the collateral recovery and remarketing industries, including collateral recovery professionals, clients, and vendors from across the country, will gather in Dallas to participate in NARS 2013. The summit focuses on open and collaborative discussions that address methods to improve the industry’s challenges and complexities to lay the foundation for the future.

Keynote speaker, Scott Seagrave, executive vice president for AFS Acceptance Automobile Financing, will outline the necessary steps for continued profitability through the use of analytics and education. Chief Economist at Manheim Consulting, Thomas Webb, will take a detailed look at the numbers to discuss where the recovery and remarketing industry is heading. Rick Gilman, owner of RGG Communications, will provide insight about how to ride the digital wave to success. Doug Duncan, president of Your HR Solutions, will present on why smart employees underperform.

With industry unification as the event’s main goal, NARS also brought together representatives from various recovery and associations to weigh the value of expanding the state associations and the need for industry compliance.

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The first NARS golf tournament will be held at the beautiful Tour 18 Dallas, where golfers experience some of the greatest golf in America. The tournament will be a four-person scramble. Players may register as a team or as an individual (players must include their handicaps). The entry fee is $80 per player with a sack lunch included. The awards presentation and networking event will take place immediately after the tournament at Tour 18 Dallas. Transportation to and from the Omni Hotel and golf course will be provided upon request. The deadline to register is March 15, 2013. To register, email or call 972.755.4755.

Headline sponsor, PRA Location Services, will host the annual Cocktail Reception on Friday night open to all registered attendees. Lunch sponsor, Digital Recognition Network (DRN), will host a meeting focused on The Strong Getting Stronger: Generating Revenue with LPR. Other sponsors and exhibitors include: ARA ARMS, American+Repossessor, Austin Insurance, Inc.; ConnecToGo, Dynamic,, MasterFiles, McNutt Auto Logistics, MicroBilt, Prestige Management & Consulting, RecoveryFirst Insurance, Repo Solutions, RISC, SmartAuction, Thomson Reuters, and VTS.

“NARS is the biggest industry event and continues to get bigger each year,” said Mary Jane Hogan, president of ARA. “The addition of the golf tournament, networking and speakers was a result of industry feedback and demand.”

The summit provides the opportunity for a diverse group of industry professionals from various sectors to come together and brainstorm solutions for the most prominent issues, while developing new innovations for adaptation of the constantly changing future.

ara_logoAbout American Recovery Association, Inc.

American Recovery Association (ARA) is the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals. ARA members specialize in locating and repossessing collateral on behalf of lending institutions including banks, savings institutions, finance companies, credit unions, rental/leasing companies, and auto, truck and equipment dealers. A non-profit association, ARA members serve 27,000 national and international cities. All members are certified independent business operators. For more information, call 972.755.4755 or visit the website at


4 thoughts on “NARS Expands to Three-Day Event with Golf Tournament, More Networking and Sensational Speakers

  1. I would have liked to attend this year’s NARS, but as the dates are the week following the TFA convention, The Florida Tow Show, and the Repo Expo, I can not afford to be away from the office for 2 weeks in a row and had to make the decision of what event to attend.

    We feel it is a better business decision to attend the TFA, Tow Show, and Repo Expo than to miss those events in order to attend NARS.

    Hopefully the planners of the 2014 NARS will work with the other associations to insure better dates without conflict. I know MARS 2013 was in March and those dates would have been good again this year instead of the April ones selected.

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