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Detroit Executive Honored with Consumer Finance Industry’s Highest Award
WASHINGTON, October 24, 2013 – John Noone, principal of Noone Consulting Group, has been honored with the American Financial Services Association’s (AFSA) Distinguished Service Award (DSA).
Noone was one of three executives to receive the 2013 DSA during AFSA’s 97th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The association’s highest honor, the DSA is given to individuals who have contributed significantly to the industry and the association’s growth on a national level, advanced its mission and objectives, and raised its image. 
In a career spanning more than 40 years, he covered virtually every aspect of automotive financing on a global basis. Noone joined Ford Motor Credit Company in 1972 and held numerous staff and operations positions covering the Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa, Europe and Latin America. He served as president of Ford Motor Credit from 2006 to 2012, when he retired from the organization.
Noone served as the 2011-2012 AFSA Chairman and as chair of the association’s Operations & Regulatory Compliance Steering Committee. He helped develop the new committee’s strategy and plot its course for the future. Noone served on the AFSA Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Vehicle Finance Division Advisory Board, each for three years. Noone also serves on the finance and investment committees of Lourdes Senior Community, a senior health services company based in Waterford, Mich.
Noone earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a law degree from the University of Detroit. He is a member of the Michigan Bar Association.
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.
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