The NAAA annual conference is just around the corner. This is a very important event to me and the entire ADESA team. Not only is it a time to network with others in the industry; it’s also an opportunity to meet one-on-one with customers. I love the camaraderie and open dialog. But this year, I’m looking forward to this event even more than usual.

At this year’s conference, ADESA’s very own Paul Lips will be inducted as the next NAAA president. As a past-president myself, I know it’s going to be an extremely moving event. ADESA Boston’s Jack Neshe will also officially step into his role as the organization’s president-elect. I know both Paul and Jack will serve the NAAA community with the utmost dedication. I can’t wait to attend the induction ceremony.

I’m also excited about this year’s keynote speakers—NFL veterans Archie Manning and Rocky Bleier. These guys are a testament to how determination and positivity can help you achieve anything. I know there’ll be a positive message that’s sure to resonate with the entire audience.

I hope to see you there.