The AILA just concluded our 27th Annual Meeting and Convention. This year’s meeting was held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. The Convention—which has always been a family friendly event—was well attended. In addition to conducting the business of the Association, there were educational sessions led by former Secretary of State Beth Chapman, former Alabama Ethics Commission Chairman General Ed Crowell, and Government Affairs Representative Jerry Spencer, as well as by Association Counsel Maury Shevin and Sam Friedman. Topics ranged from the new make-up of the Alabama Legislature to ethical dealings wtih our customers to recent developments from Washington with the CFPB. In addition, Members of the Alabama House and Senate spoke about the session just ended.
The Association continues to maintain its pre-eminent position as Alabama’s most prominent trade association of traditional installment lenders. AILA has a strong and abiding friendship with our regulators and legislators, that assures that our voice will continue to be heard in Montgomery on issues important to the industry.