AFSA Members, Staff Featured in 2019 Women in Auto Finance

Earlier this fall, the Auto Finance Journal named its 2019 Women in Auto Finance.” In all, 13 women were honored, several of them AFSA membersCelia Winslow, AFSA’s Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Affairs was among them.  


“We congratulate all of these women who serve in critical positions and deserve such an honor,” Cherokee Media Group president Bill Zadeits said. 


These executives specialize in crucial skills such as accounting, computer science and law. They hold some of the most important positions at their respective companies. They provide critical guidance and produce high-level results.  


The honorees are: 

  • Lena Aksan, VP enterprise alliance automotive, Equifax 

  • Sandra Broderick, EVP, head of operations, Santander Consumer USA 

  • Kim Gershon, SVP, head of auto - personal finance, Bank of the West 

  • Kristin Karwat, CEO, Gateway Financial Solutions 

  • Ellen Koebler, chief risk officer, SunTrust Bank 

  • Jennifer LaClair, chief financial officer, Ally Financial 

  • Tina Love, vice president of claims and recovery, Allied Solutions 

  • Shannon Mokhiber, VP, marketing & brand, Ford Credit 

  • Carol Moore, vice president and general counsel, Hyundai Capital America 

  • Michele Rodgers, chief information officer, Exeter Finance  

  • Scarlett Smith, vice president of sales, FIS 

  • Celia Winslow, vice president of legal & regulatory affairs, American Financial Services Association (AFSA) 

  • Shawn Yujuico, director of marketing, Digital Recognition Network (DRN)

The editorial feature, which appeared in the September/October edition of Auto Finance Journal, features profiles of each woman and asks them to provide recommendations and best practices.  


The full feature, including profiles of the honorees is available at the Auto Fin Journal website. The honorees will appear in a panel discussion during Used Car Week 2019, November 11-15 in Las Vegas.