New Independents Section Leadership Installed April 18, 2019 At the conclusion of AFSA’s 2019 AFSA Annual Independents Conference & Exposition, Stan Butler, President & CEO of Heights Finance, began his term as chair of the association’s Independents Section Board. Butler succeeds Brad Noel, Executive Vice President of Branch Operations for Republic Finance. In this role, Butler will oversee the section’s initiatives in both the traditional installment lending and vehicle financing space. Butler has been active with AFSA for many years and has most recently served as Chair of the AFSAPAC. In addition to Butler, two other AFSA members were appointed to board positions. R.E. Everett, CEO with Time Investment Corp., was named Chairman-elect and AFSAPAC chair, and Dan Walters, CEO with Credit Central, LLC, was named AFSAPAC Vice Chairman.