The AFSA Extra Credit Podcast is a quick take on the consumer credit industry from the professionals who work in it every day. Listen below or subscribe wherever you get podcasts.

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Episode 8 - Rhonda Asburn, Executive Director, AFSAEF
In this episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast, we’re speaking with Rhonda Ashburn, Executive Director of the AFSA Education Foundation. We touch on the power of financial education and look at the many successes the Foundation has had in 2019. We also take a look at the path forward in 2020, when AFSAEF will be celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Previous Episodes

Episode 7 - Frank Salinger
In this episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast, we’re speaking with Frank Salinger, a longtime consultant for and former staff member of AFSA. Frank really needs no introduction – he’s been an integral part of protecting access to consumer credit since he joined the industry in the late 1970’s. We talk about what he’s working on with AFSA now and he gives his opinion on what AFSA members need to be focusing on right now.
Episode 6 - Rohit Dewan, Head of Public Policy, OneMain Financial
In this episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast, we speak with Rohit Dewan, Head of Public Policy with OneMain Financial. OneMain offers personal and auto loans in 44 states. We talk about some of the issues Rohit and OneMain see in the consumer credit space, including debt settlement companies. We also touch on some of the things Rohit has learned throughout his career.
Episode 5 - John Findley, CEO, Lemonade Training
On this episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast, we're speaking with John Findley, CEO of LemonadeTraining, a company that helps businesses develop game-based education programs. We talk a bit about game-based training, but really take the opportunity to talk about LemonadeTraining’s new whitepaper that delves into ways companies can overcome obstacles to digital adoption across generations. We touch on the important role that front line staff plays in digital adoption and some of the hurdles we face dealing with different consumers.
Episode 4 - Simon Keymer, Keymer Inc. & AFSA SGA Consultant 
In this episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast, we talk with Simon Keymer, who has worked with AFSA’s state government affairs team for the last several years. This is the last of our recordings from AFSA’s Annual meeting. We talk about what he’s working on with SGA and the trouble he sees with Referendums. He also speaks about what he’s learned in his career and shares some best practices. 

Members can access SGA's whitepapers, 50-state surveys and talking points via the SGA Resources area of the website. Follow AFSA SGA on Twitter @AFSA_SGA


EXTRA | Danielle Fagre Arlowe on NCLC Report 
In this EXTRA, AFSA Senior Vice President Danielle Fagre Arlowe talks about the recent report from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC). We point out some of the areas where the report falls short and talk about AFSA's response.

Episode 3: Paul Hale, Senior Vice President, Security Finance Corp. & 2019 AFSAEF Leadership Development Program President
In this episode of the Extra Credit Podcast we speak with Paul Hale, Senior Vice President of Security Finance Corp. and President of the 2019 AFSAEF Leadership Development Program at UNC. We pull off to the side of AFSA’s Annual Meeting in Nashville to talk about his concern about debt settlement companies and how they are negatively effecting customers. He also speaks about what he’s learned in his career and shares some best practices.


Episode 2: Rex Ellison, President & CEO - Republic Finance | AFSAEF Chairman 
In this episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast, we speak to Rex Ellison, President & CEO of Republic Finance and Chairman of the AFSA Education Foundation. Rex shares with us some best practices for building a successful traditional installment lending business and tells us about a what he's learned in his career so far. Rex also shares a powerful story about the impact installment loans can have on the lives of ordinary Americans.

Episode 1: AFSA President & CEO Bill Himpler
Our inaugural episode is a little different – today we’re talking with AFSA President & CEO Bill Himpler about our upcoming Annual Meeting, taking place next week in Nashville.