David BlassingameManaging Partner, Autoflex
David Blassingame is the Managing Partner of Autoflex Leasing and is responsible for the daily operations of the company. His automotive career began 42 years ago. During this time he has been involved in every aspect of the automobile business. He joined Autoflex Leasing as a Leasing Specialist in 1985, became Sales Manager in 1987, and the Senior Vice President in 1992. He was made Managing Partner of Autoflex in 2009.Mr. Blassingame currently serves as the Vice President and Legislative Consultant for the National Vehicle Leasing Association. He was the President of the Association in 2006-2007 and has served on the Texas State Board of the NVLA in various capacities since 1990. The NVLA recognized his service to the Association in 1999 and 2006 by making him the recipient of The President’s Award. He earned the professional designation CVLE, (Certified Vehicle Leasing Executive), in 1996 and recertified for the designation in 2002, 2007, and 2012.In 2014 David was given the Clemens-Pender Award. The Clemens-Pender Lessor of the Year Award is the highest honor to be awarded by the NVLA. It is given to the lessor who best exemplifies the highest standards of professional conduct including dedication, hard work and ethics.In 2011 he was asked to be an information resource and later to meet with representatives of the Federal Trade Commission regarding the consumer leasing industry. The FTC subsequently chose him to represent the consumer leasing business on their Consumer Protection Panel.
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