Featured Speaker: Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of The Ford Motor Company from 2006 to 2014, has accepted the organization's invitation to be the keynote speaker at its annual convention this fall. He will share his insight on "strategic and operational leadership and working together " during NAAA's opening luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Following his presentation, Mulally will be joined on stage for a moderated question and answer session by BSC America Chairman and CEO Ray Nichols, KAR Auction Services CEO and Chairman of the Board Jim Hallett, and Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz.

Mulally led Ford's turnaround from a company on the brink of bankruptcy to one of the world's leading automakers. He guided the Ford team in working together on a compelling vision, comprehensive strategy and relentless implementation of the One Ford plan to produce profitable growth for all of the multinational corporation's stakeholders. Due to his management, Ford was the only major American car manufacturer that did not ask the federal government for a bailout during the Great Recession. READ MORE

General Session: Cyber Security for Your Business
Speaker: John G. Iannarelli

Cybercrime is an ever-growing threat to businesses and individuals in today’s online world, but you can learn how to avoid becoming a victim thanks to retired FBI Special Agent John G. Iannarelli.

The cyber security and terrorism expert, whose more than 20 years of investigative work involves the Sony hack, Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11, will share his professional knowledge on protecting your privacy from Internet theft during a presentation Thursday, Nov. 15, at NAAA’s Annual Convention.

Using examples of actual cases not made public, Iannarelli illustrates the most common ways you and your business are vulnerable to online identity theft, fraud scams, hackers, and even terrorists, what to do if a cyber attack occurs, and measures you can take not to fall prey to them.

Iannarelli, who received the FBI Distinguished Service Award and an Honorary Doctorate in Computer Science for his contributions to the field of cyber investigations, is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and a former San Diego Police officer. He’s a frequent contributor to national media outlets and has authored four books, including “Information Governance and Security: Protecting and Managing Your Company’s Proprietary Information.”

For more details about the 2018 Annual Convention, a current program schedule and registration information, go to naaa.com



Former President and Chief Executive Officer
of the Ford Motor Company
(From 2006-2014)

Alan Mulally

Former FBI Special Agent

John G. Iannarelli


Convention Dates:
November 13-16, 2018

The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
6902 E. Greenway Parkway,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 624-1000