TransUnion Joins CVTA

Plymouth, MI, May 14, 2010 --( The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), based in Plymouth, Mich. is pleased to announce that TransUnion has joined the Association and that Geoffrey Hakel of TransUnion was elected to its Board of Directors.

TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. Headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion has operations in more than 25 countries on five continents. Hakel is group vice president of TransUnion’s Insurance business unit responsible for the strategic direction and sales for the group. TransUnion’s Insurance business unit uses advanced analytics and modeling capabilities to provide services and solutions to the insurance market to help them underwrite more effectively, target qualified prospects, improve acquisition and retention efforts and reduce rate evasion in this complex, competitive and highly regulated industry.

Hakel joined TransUnion in 1998 in the Insurance division and has held several positions within the group. He also served as vice president in TransUnion’s Healthcare vertical and was instrumental in building an automated solution that helps healthcare organizations improve their revenue cycle processes. Prior to TransUnion, Hakel worked in the marketing department for a major healthcare organization.

”TransUnion and I are pleased to be a part of an organization that fosters open communication on issues and technological developments related to the auto industry,” said Hakel. “CVTA prides itself on taking a collaborative approach and understanding the position of all stakeholders as it relates to vehicle communications. This approach has served it well over the years, benefiting consumers, the industry and advancement of new technology.”

Harry Voccola, CVTA Chairman noted, “CVTA is excited that TransUnion has joined CVTA and has accepted a position on its Board. Our common expectation that vehicle connectivity will bring additional benefits to the travelling public will accelerate deployment of the cooperative vehicle environment.”

About the CVTA
The Connected Vehicle Trade Association™ is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing vehicle communications. Membership is open to any corporation (except automakers), public entities, standards and specification organizations, educational institutions and qualified organizations.

CVTA’s Vision is a world where safe, efficient, effective travel is enabled through real time traveler connectivity.

Our Mission is to advocate the value of Connected Vehicle solutions and promote their deployment, and to:
- Provide leadership in promoting the awareness of the benefits of the CVTA vision.
- Promote the acceleration of deployment of these solutions.
- Develop an education program that supports all sectors.
- Identify business opportunities for the Industry Sectors.
- Integrate vehicle efficiency and energy programs with the connected vehicle environment.

Connected Vehicle Trade Association
Scott McCormick