The company declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding Wanderon's departure or his prospects for returning to the job.
“I have no comment. Hopefully, everything will be cleared up soon and we can get back to business,” Wanderon said when reached by phone at his home in suburban Jacksonville, Fla.
“I understand that recent developments that have taken place at Allstate Dealer Services have created some confusion,” Crowley wrote in a letter to agents this month. “We are dedicated to continuing the drive towards the goal of becoming one of the top providers of F&I products and services in the country.”
Allstate Dealer Services, in Jacksonville, Fla., is a leading provider of insurance products sold through dealerships, particularly GAP, or guaranteed asset protection contracts, which help consumers pay off their auto loan if the vehicle is totaled or stolen.
Wanderon was a partner and president of ERJ Insurance Group, which was established in 1981 to sell F&I products to car dealerships. In 1999, ERJ was acquired by American Heritage Life and merged with the insurer's credit division. Allstate acquired American Heritage later in the same year, changing the name of the division to Allstate Credit Division. It became Allstate Dealer Services in 2009.