WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andrew Stuart, President & CEO TD Auto Finance (TDAF), a subsidiary of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, was honored with the 2017 American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Distinguished Service Award (DSA) during AFSA’s 101st Annual Meeting last week in Washington, D.C.
The association’s highest honor, the DSA is given to individuals who have contributed significantly to industry and association growth on a national level, advanced its mission and objectives, and elevated its image.
Stuart joined AFSA in 2008 while he was with Volkswagen Group as Executive Vice President and CFO of VW Credit. It was during this time that Stuart became actively involved in AFSA and went on to serve as Vehicle Finance Division Chairman 2012-2014.
He co-chaired the annual AFSA/NADA Executive Forum that brings NADA’s elected leaders together with top executives from AFSA’s vehicle finance members involved in indirect auto lending with franchise dealers. In 2014, he chaired a successful AFSA Vehicle Finance Division Conference in New Orleans.
When the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB) issued a bulletin taking aim at fair lending practices, Stuart’s leadership and recommendation to the AFSA Board led to the commission of a comprehensive study of automotive lending practices conducted by Charles River Associations.
He served as Chairman of AFSA 2014-2015 and continues to serve on AFSA’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Vehicle Finance Board.
Based in Virginia, Stuart directs the U.S. strategy for TD Auto Finance (TDAF), a business focused on providing national auto dealerships with indirect retail and commercial products and services. Stuart holds a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary's University and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oregon. He resides in Virginia with his family.
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 450 members include consumer and commercial finance companies, auto finance/leasing companies, mortgage lenders, credit card issuers, industrial banks and industry suppliers.