17th Annual NAF Association Conference to Have CFPB Assistant Director Richard P. Hackett As Keynote Speaker

Hanover, Md. (January 28, 2013) --- Richard P. Hackett, an Assistant Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is scheduled for a return engagement as the keynote speaker at the National Automotive Finance (NAF) Association's 17th Annual Non-Prime Auto Financing Conference, June 5 to June 7, 2013 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas.

Hackett, who spent over 30 years in private practice representing creditors, has a unique background for this position, leads the Installment and Liquidity Lending Group in the Research, Markets and Rulemaking Division of the CFPB. His responsibilities at the bureau include advising all divisions on market information and policy and legal issues in the installment and specialty lending areas, including vehicle finance.

"Once again the Association is fortunate to have Rick as our keynote speaker," says Jack Tracey, the NAF Association's executive director. "With a year under its belt our members are interested to learn what the CFPB is actively involved with and what is coming down the pike. This gives our attendees the opportunity to hear directly from the auto financing industry's regulator. We’re excited to be able to provide this opportunity.”

More information on the conference program and registration can be found at www.nafassociation.com.