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Vehicle Protection Association Announces Change in Executive Leadership

Organization opens search for new executive director.

St. Louis, MO – July 31, 2015 – The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA), a not-for-profit trade association promoting regulatory transparency, education and consumer protection for marketing and servicing automotive service contracts, announced today a change in leadership.

The VPAs board of directors has voted to place a new executive director immediately, and its current director, Chris Carenza, has departed for other opportunities. The board is currently conducting a search to fill the executive director position.

"On behalf of the board, we wish Chris all the best in his future endeavors," said Jason Schmuck, chairman of the executive Committee of the VPA. "As the industry and policy environment continue to change, we're actively searching for a candidate who can effectively equip our member companies with the tools and information necessary to promote compliance among within the association and throughout the industry," said Schmuck.

Despite this transition, the VPA will still hold its Annual Meeting, a two-day event, at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This two-day meeting is the premier gathering of organizations involved in the VSC industry and VPA members, prospective members and friends of the association are invited to attend. For more information on the Annual Meeting, visit the VPA website.

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About the Vehicle Protection Association

The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing firms active in the vehicle service contract industry which promotes consumer advocacy. Members include service contract marketers, administrators, insurers, payment providers and software providers. The organization is committed to promoting regulatory compliance throughout the industry, and educating consumers on their rights when purchasing and owning a vehicle service contract. For more information, visit

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Meghan Spork
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