Brett Richardson

The RV Learning Center will present a special webinar, “An Enhanced FTC – What Its New Investigative and Enforcement Powers Mean to RV Dealers,” on Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. (Eastern), according to a press release.

During the online event, the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs Brett Richardson will summarize current and upcoming compliance obligations and point dealers to resources for more information. There is no registration fee for RVDA member dealers. Visit www.rvda.org, or www.rvlearningcenter.com, or www.rvtrainingcalendar.org to register and for more information.

Over the past decade, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Reserve have rolled out regulations covering many aspects of dealer F&I compliance, such as the safeguards, privacy, and red flag rules, as well as adverse action notices and risk based pricing notices.

“Now that Congress has granted the FTC increased enforcement and investigative powers, it’s a good time for dealers to review their compliance obligations and to hear about where the FTC will likely investigate going forward in areas such as spot deliveries and dealer participation in financing,” Richardson said.

Richardson has more than 15 years of experience in the D.C. metro area representing associations and small businesses, and their legislative and regulatory issues. He was in private practice before joining RVDA and also worked on Capitol Hill and as an attorney for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Richardson earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma and his MBA from George Mason University. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

Richardson will also participate in a panel discussion entitled “Straight Talk on Risk Management” on Oct. 3 at the 2012 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. The convention will be held Oct. 1-5 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center.

The convention will feature an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. RVDA’s Partners in Progress Brand Committees will also meet to work on important dealer/manufacturer issues.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130 or send an e-mail to [email protected] Visit www.rvda.org and www.rvlearningcenter.com to register for the convention and receive regular updates. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn® professional networking services, Twitter and Facebook.