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2017 Program Details

Keynote Session: Driven Entrepreneurial Leadership
Guest Speaker: Clark Whitworth, CEO Larry H. Miller Group


    Clark Whitworth
    Clark Whitworth
    Clark Whitworth is CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, where he leads a team of veteran executives and more than 11,000 employees in continuing the Group's growth, strengthening its high-performance culture, and advancing its mission: to enrich lives. Reflecting more than 30 years of escalating leadership positions, Whitworth's proven ability to discern opportunity, optimize resources and guide strategy is well-suited to his office with the diverse Miller organization, which under his stewardship has built capital and liquidity, streamlined operations and improved revenues and profitability.

    Before his March 2015 appointment as CEO, Whitworth served for 21 years as CFO of several of the Group's primary revenue-generating business lines, including finance, insurance and automotive. As a result of initiatives taken during his tenure, operating margins saw significant gains, 45 dealerships were added, annual vehicle sales increased six-fold to more than 100,000 units, and the Millers emerged as the nation's tenth-largest auto retailer. Whitworth has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in financing and has served for decades as a constant and trusted advisor to Group ownership. His 22 years of daily work with founder Larry H. Miller earned Whitworth unrivaled institutional knowledge and honed his entrepreneurial acumen.

    After earning his bachelor's degree in accounting from Utah State University, Whitworth began his career by auditing bank clients for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (today KPMG) and later for Deloitte & Touche. His introduction to the auto industry came when he was hired as controller for a large Utah dealership, for which he established a reinsurance entity and managed two acquisitions. It was at this time that Whitworth became acquainted with Mr. Miller, who in 1987 invited him to assess an intricate acquisition opportunity, a trial engagement that set the course of Whitworth's career.

    Whitworth is regarded by his peers as an inclusive leader of insight, integrity, loyalty and consistency. He is also a sought-out expert on a wide array of complex business subjects and has taught turnarounds at the MBA level as a University of Utah adjunct professor. As the father of five and grandfather to eight, Whitworth is enthusiastically committed to the welfare and development of young people, supporting Scouting in a variety of capacities and serving on the boards of youth-oriented Voices for Virtue and Larry H. Miller Charities.

    Daily Schedule of Events for May 2017

    Monday, May 22nd
      9:00am - 5:00pmExhibitor Set Up
      7:30am - 12:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Registration/Onsite Office Open
      8:00am - 3:00pmOffsite Activities - Golf, Olympic Park Visit
      5:00pm - 6:00pmAnnual Association Meetings:
    AzCIA Annual Membership Meeting
    UCIA Annual Membership Meeting
    MOCIA Annual Membership Meeting
      6:00pm - 7:30pmWelcome Reception with Exhibitors
    Tuesday, May 23rd
      8:00am - 5:00pmExhibit Booths Open
      7:30am - 4:00pmRegistration
      8:00am - 8:45amBreakfast Buffet
      9:00am - 10:00amKeynote Session - Guest Speaker: Clark Whitworth, CEO of Larry Miller Group
      10:00am - 10:15amBreak
    Sponsored by Imperial PFS
      10:15am - 11:30amTrack A - Actuary Methodologies

    Track B - Sharing Economy
      11:30am - 1:00pmLunch Buffet - New Science of Decision Making
    Sponsored by Larson & Company
      1:00pm - 2:15pmGeneral Session - Policy and Politics: Impacts on ERC Captives
      2:15pm - 2:30pmBreak
    Sponsored by Active Captive Management
      2:30pm - 3:45pmTrack A - Captive Best Practices

    Track B - How Have I Used My Captive - Featuring Captive Owners
      3:45pm - 4:00pmBreak
      4:00pm - 5:00pmTrack A - Threats and Best Practices

    Track B - Discussion of What Insurance Risk is Under Tax Law
      6:00pm - 10:00pmOff-Site - Dinner/Baseball Game
    Wednesday, May 24th
      8:00am - 12:00pmExhibit Booths Open
      8:00am - 8:45amBreakfast Buffet with Exhibitors
      8:45am - 10:15amGeneral Session - The Brightest Opportunities Facing our Industry
      10:15am - 10:30amBreak
    Sponsored by Larson & Company
      10:30am - 12:00pmRegulator Round-Up
      12:00pm - 2:00pmExhibitor Take Down
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