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Registration, Theme and Speakers Announced for 11th Annual North American Repossessors Summit™

Aug 20, 2018 • NewsComments Off on Registration, Theme and Speakers Announced for 11th Annual North American Repossessors Summit™

IRVING, Texas – August 14, 2018 – The American Recovery Association (ARA), in conjunction with headline sponsor, Harding Brooks Insurance, is excited to announce the theme, secured keynote speakers and early-bird registration for the 11th annual North American Repossessors Summit set to take place at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, Texas on April 18 and 19, 2019.

Seeking to address the ever-changing business environment and to help attendees conquer the fear of change, the NARS 2019 theme has been coined: Adapt, Conquer and Overcome: Accept the Marketplace, Face your Fears and Make Money.” The NARS planning committee swiftly and unanimously chose this theme for NARS 2019, thanks to their combined experiences from the lending, recovery agent and vendor sides of the industry.

“With the way the industry is structured today, it’s truly an ‘adapt-or-die’ situation for small business owners,” said ARA president, Dave Kennedy. “The speakers and education sessions at this year’s NARS will be heavily business-focused. We want to arm recovery professionals with the tools they need to change their strategy, embrace new practices and build a business they can eventually retire from or pass on to the next generation.”

Breaking records of past summit timelines, the committee has already secured two keynote speakers: Bob Burg, motivational speaker and bestselling business author, and Mike Sarraille, a former Navy SEAL officer.

A highly acclaimed speaker and the author of The Go-Giver, a Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek Bestseller, Bob Burg will deliver a 3-hour business workshop at NARS 2019. Through this workshop, Bob Burg will teach NARS attendees profitable, business-building skills they can immediately take back to their businesses. Bob was named one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders by the American Management Association and one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World by Richtopia.

In addition to serving 15 years as a Navy SEAL officer and 5 years as a U.S. Marine and Scout-Sniper, Mike Sarraille is a graduate of the University of Texas McCombs Business School. Not only is he a leadership instructor and strategic adviser for Echelon Front, a management and consulting firm, but he’s also a recipient of the Silver Star, six Bronze Stars, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and a Purple Heart. According to Echelon Front, Mike Sarraille and his fellow SEAL members in the program “creatively interweave edge-of-your-seat SEAL and Top Gun combat stories with practical leadership concepts and principles.”

Early bird registration is now open for $375, a savings of nearly 25% off the normal registration fee. You can sign up for early bird registration at ARA members can also purchase tickets for up to four additional staff members at a rate of $250 per person. Registration for exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities for NARS 2019 will be announced and open to the public soon.

About North American Repossessors Summit

The North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) is a 2-day conference for professionals in the recovery and remarketing industries to come together from across the country to address key issues impacting their industries and businesses. NARS provides an open and collaborative environment for these professionals to address industry challenges and complexities as a a way to build a foundation for the future. The summit welcomes recovery and remarketing specialists belonging to every type of professional organization and association across the country. For more information, visit

NARS 2016 Sets The Bar

Apr 27, 2016 • NewsComments Off on NARS 2016 Sets The Bar

Rocky Bleier & Jerry Wilson

The 8th Annual North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) ushered in a new era for the recovery and remarketing industry. From a record-breaking attendance of nearly 600 attendees, including recovery and remarketing professionals and lenders, to a wildly successful auction contributing $9,600 to the Recovery Agents Benefit Fund, NARS proved to be the “must attend” event of the year. NARS 2016 was a high-demand event for both attendees and exhibitors alike. Sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities were sold out far in advance even though additional opportunities were added for the 2016 summit.

Thanks For A Successful NARS 2015

Mar 19, 2015 • ARA News and Events, NewsComments Off on Thanks For A Successful NARS 2015

Commander Rorke Denver

Commander Rorke Denver


The 7th Annual North American Repossessors Summit proved to be the epitome of unity within the recovery and remarketing industry. This year’s summit hosted more than 500 attendees, an all-time high for NARS attendance. All sponsorship and exhibitor spots for the summit were filled, allowing a plethora of networking and marketing opportunities. The impressive speakers, thought-provoking discussions and unfaltering support from the recovery and remarketing community made this year’s summit the best one yet.

A highlight of NARS 2015 was the boisterous presentation by Commander and Navy Seal, Rorke Denver. Denver shared the lessons he learned from SEAL training to inspire industry professionals to lead and perform at their highest level. By sharing clips from his movie, stories from his adventures and leadership lessons learned from his past, Rorke had the audience mesmerized and enchanted.

Insightful and educational, John Messiha and Tom Haas graciously shared insight into the world of compliance. Questions from the floor were responded to with honest and helpful advice on how best to modify businesses to meet compliance standards.

Mac Fulfer proved to be a real treat for summit attendees. Fulfer explained stranger’s personalities and characteristics by reading their faces. Fulfer shared his knowledge of face reading with his NARS closing session, Facing Success. The session explained how to enhance communication with others by reading facial expressions.

Presentations by Tim Hamilton and Adam Boyd were informative and exuberant. Both focused on the road to success and illustrated different practices to help business owners obtain their success. Greg Crabtree provided data to help illustrate how much it really costs to work an assignment, allowing businesses to charge clients accordingly. Michael Eusebio presented on how technology can be utilized to improve profits, both speakers allowed attendees to get a more firm grasp on how assignments are effected financially.

The summit also featured roundtable sessions led by influential speakers. Paul Kulas, Alex Price, Dawn Psaromatis, Michele Ball, Doug Duncan and John Lewis led roundtable sessions and were able to talk with attendees on a more intimate level allowing for a more engaged conversation tailored to the attendee’s specifics.

In addition to the high quality of speakers, the summit offered networking opportunities at the DRN Sponsored Cocktail Party and network room, which became a breeding ground for discussion on hot topics occurring in the industry.

Attendees were given the opportunity to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County while networking with other professionals. The third annual NARS golf tournament hosted by ARA and Capital One Auto Finance and sponsored by MVTRAC and Recovery Manager Pro, raised $5000 for the non-profit. The tournament took place at the beautiful Luna Vista Golf Course where golfers were able to bid for exclusive opportunities to team up with Capital One Auto Finance employees.

The camaraderie shown during NARS provides a beacon of hope for our industry and its future. Many have declared this the best NARS the industry has seen and it is our goal to set the bar even higher for next year.


Jerry Wilson
ARA President

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