White Plains, New York – August 29, 2018 – The Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP) announced that Pepe Auto Group is the first New York state recipient of its new Culture of Compliance award.

The award recognizes Pepe Auto Group’s commitment to ensuring that all consumer transactions are conducted in compliance with state and federal regulations and the highest ethical standards throughout the vehicle sales, funding, and owner protection phases of a vehicle purchase or lease.

When announcing the award, David Robertson, AFIP’s executive director, said, “The Culture of Compliance plaque recognizes dealers who consistently AFIP-certify sales and F&I staff to ensure that consumer transactions follow the letter and spirit of the law. AFIP-certified dealers are famous for not being infamous – they’re not on the evening news. It’s important for White Plains consumers to know that, within their community, there’s a dealer who promises fair dealings and then backs up this pledge with personnel who are capable of honoring that commitment.”

Founded in 1968, Pepe Auto Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Based in White Plains, the group sells Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Porsche, Infiniti and Sprinter vehicles from six locations in White Plains, Larchmont and New Rochelle. The auto group’s AFIP-certified members are easy to identify. Their framed diplomas are on display either in the showroom area or in their offices.

The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association supports the AFIP Certified F&I Professional program by hosting two-day educational boot camps in key locations. The boot camps, which feature live instruction culminating in proctored testing, augment
AFIP’s comprehensive multimedia e-training platform. Judy Vann, principal of JV Solutions and a longtime instructor, was among the first
professionals to earn the AFIP Master distinction.

For more information about Pepe Auto Group, visit pepeautogroup.com.

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