Two Consumer Credit Executives Recognized for Distinguished Service

Two consumer-credit industry executives were honored with the 2019 American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Distinguished Service Award (DSA) today at AFSA’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Nashville. 

 

The association’s highest honor, the DSA is awarded to individuals who have contributed significantly to the industry and AFSA’s growth on a national level, advanced the association’s mission and objectives, and elevated its image.   

 

Greg Hamby  |  WATCH VIDEO

Greg serves as the Senior Director of Business Development at SourceLinkHe began his career working for L.M. Berry & Company in 1986, which was acquired by Bellsouth Advertising & Publishing Company three months later. He worked for BellSouth for nine years until he was hired by SourceLink in May of 1995.  

 

Greg has been a member of AFSA’s Business Partner Board since 2005 and currently serves as Chairman, leading the group through an important period of development, as the industry adapted to new federal regulations and business practices. Moreover, he worked with the committee to adapt as the industry continues its digital transformation. While at the same time serving on AFSA’s Board of Directors, helping shape policy and direction for the association, Hamby is a mainstay at AFSA conferences and readily shares his years of experience with everyone.  

 

He holds a BA in Business Administration with a minor in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi. Greg has been married to his wife Debbie for 30 years and has two children, Trace and Ashley, as well as, a new son-in-law, Dr. Doug Horaist. 

 

Charlie Pearce  | WATCH VIDEO

Charlie Pearce serves as the Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for Credit Acceptance Corp. He joined Credit Acceptance in 1996, after a career in private practice with Rhoades, McKee. 

 

Since Credit Acceptance joined AFSA a decade ago, Charlie has helped leadership to assess and respond to the many challenges that confronted the industry in recent years. The passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2011 opened a new era of regulatory challenges. In the midst of this new era, Charlie was part of the AFSA team that held early meetings with the newly formed CFPB in an attempt to bring some clarity to the path forward. In 2018 he was appointed to a two-year term as Chair of the AFSA Law Committee. He also sits on the AFSA Board of Directors and the Vehicle Finance Advisory Board.  

 

Charlie holds a BA in Public Law from Western Michigan University and his JD from the University of Detroit School of Law. He and his wife Crista have four sons