WASHINGTON, October 27, 2011 – John Noone, Ford Motor Credit Company president, was installed as the American Financial Services Association's (AFSA) 2011-2012 chair during the association's 95th Annual Meeting this week in Washington, D.C.
During his one-year term, Noone will preside over the AFSA Board and Executive Committee meetings, serve as an ex-officio member of all AFSA committees, and represent AFSA at industry and association-sponsored conferences and meetings. He has been a member of AFSA's Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Vehicle Finance Division Advisory Board since 2009.
"The financial services industry is rebounding, but still faces many challenges," Noone said. "I look forward to guiding the association as the industry navigates a new regulatory environment and as we continue working together to ensure a strong financial system that benefits consumers and other stakeholders."
Noone's career encompasses virtually every aspect of automotive financing worldwide. He currently is leading global efforts focused on strategy, business development and regulatory issues. He joined Ford Credit in 1972, and has held numerous staff and operations positions covering the North America, Asia Pacific and Africa, Europe and Latin America business segments. Among the previous roles he held were president of Global Marketing and Sales, and president of Ford Credit International.
Noone serves on the boards of Ford Motor Credit Company, FCE Bank in Europe and Ford Automotive Finance Company (China). He also serves on the finance committee and board of directors of Lourdes, Inc., a non-profit senior health services company based in Waterford, Mich.
Based in Washington, D.C., AFSA (www.afsaonline.org) is the national trade association for the consumer credit industry, protecting access to credit and consumer choice. Its 350 members include consumer and commercial finance companies, auto finance/leasing companies, mortgage lenders, credit card issuers, industrial banks and industry suppliers.
Ford Motor Credit Company (www.fordcredit.com) has provided dealer and customer financing to support the sale of Ford Motor Company products since 1959. Ford Credit is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Ford.