Himpler Elected President & CEO of Consumer Credit Trade Association

WASHINGTON--()--The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) today announced that Bill Himpler, President-elect of the association since last November, becomes President & CEO, succeeding Chris Stinebert, who is retiring at the end of the year.

This completes an executive leadership succession plan approved by the association’s Board. Stinebert takes on a transitional role of Assistant to the President until his retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2019.

“Since joining AFSA in 2006, Chris Stinebert has led the association through swings in the economy and the changes in Congress and administrations,” said Josh Johnson the President & COO of Mariner Finance, LLC, and AFSA Board Chair. “During that same time, Bill Himpler has worked tirelessly to provide our industry with a clear voice on Capitol Hill and with regulators to protect consumer access to safe, affordable credit.”

Himpler joined AFSA in 2004 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he headed the congressional relations office. Prior to joining HUD, he was director of legislative affairs for BGR Holding, LLC, where he worked as a lobbyist. He has also worked on Capitol Hill, serving as a legislative aide for two members of Congress.

Before joining AFSA, Stinebert served as President & CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). He also served as President & CEO of the National Concrete Masonry Association.

Based in Washington, D.C., the American Financial Services Association (AFSA), now in its 103rd year, is the national trade association for consumer credit, committed to protecting access to credit and consumer choice. Its 450 members include traditional installment lenders, vehicle finance/leasing companies, consumer and commercial finance companies, mortgage lenders and servicers, payment card issuers, industrial banks and industry suppliers. For more information, visit www.afsaonline.org.