Ally to host webinar on effective forecasting

DETROIT, Mich. – The Ally Academy and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center are teaming up to present the second in a three-part free webinar series on effective forecasting. The webinar, “Forecasting Effectively: Plan a Direct Route to a Profitable Year,” will be broadcasted live on Feb. 27, at 11:30 a.m. EST.

“We are committed to supporting dealers and helping them achieve their goals by providing access to comprehensive and proven training that prepares them for the challenges and issues facing the RV industry,” said Jim Whiteford, executive director of Learning & Development at Ally.

Bill Tierney, an Ally trainer and 30-year veteran in the automotive business, will lead the webinar, using his experience in the industry to show how forecasting and key metrics help with planning and business management.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • How forecasting can influence decisions.
  • What metrics are key to dealers.
  • Ways to calculate key metrics that help guide decision-making.
  • Identifying market trends to right size a dealership.

The webinar will begin with a 30-minute lecture, followed by a live questions and answers section. The webinar is designed for dealer principals and general managers, but is open to all interested dealership staff. To attend, register online at the Ally RV dealer forecasting webinar website.

Those unable to participate in the live webinar can email Ally Academy to receive a link to the recorded webinar for on-demand viewing. Dealers with questions or feedback should contact Kristi Fleming at (313) 656-6056 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at (703) 591-7130.

The third and final webinar in the Forecasting Effectively series will take place on April 24, at 11:30 a.m. Registration for the third webinar is available online now.

SOURCE: Ally Financial Inc. press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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