Chris Bishop, head of auto change delivery at Wells Fargo Auto, will join Santander Consumer USA (SCUSA) Chief Diversity Officer Virnitia Hendricks in a discussion on how best to foster exceptional team performance during the Auto Finance Summit at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, at The Wynn Las Vegas.
Improving team performance goes beyond increasing production numbers to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives while fostering an environment that encourages exceptional performance in everything from origination to servicing.
Bishop and Hendricks all bring a wealth of experience in team building and ideas on cultivating D&I in the workplace.
In his nearly 30-year tenure with Wells Fargo, Bishop served in multiple leadership roles that span project and product management, process improvement and client experience. He was named to his current role in February 2019.
Hendricks, who was named SCUSA’s first chief diversity officer in early 2021, oversees the lender’s D&I office. She previously said her goal is to build an “innovative and bold” strategy that focuses on “promoting fairness and social justice” at Santander Consumer USA. Prior to joining SCUSA, Hendricks spent 20 years at Travelers Insurance before working as a consultant at Quotidian Group, where she advised executives at Fortune 500 companies.
Auto Finance Summit attendees will have opportunities to network with top executives across the industry while learning how to maximize originations growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to best prepare for new and existing risks in auto finance.