Meet the Founder: Automotive Industry Regulatory Consultants
S. Allen Monello, D.P.A., CPFS
S. Allen Monello, D.P.A. is a Managing Member in the Automotive Industry Center for Excellence, LLC (AICE), a regulatory consulting and training firm specializing in the motor vehicle industry. Dr. Monello has provided regulatory consulting and training services to franchise, RV, and independent dealers, and finance companies since January 1992. Prior to that time he served as Assistant Director of Florida’s Division of Motor Vehicles where he was responsible for overseeing statewide operations staffed by over 600 employees.
Upon leaving DMV he started a title processing and dealer regulatory consulting service. Monello was retained by a motor vehicle dealer trade association as an independent contractor and served as the association’s Director of Governmental Affairs. During his six years in that position he drafted and helped lobby for many laws that have had a positive impact on Florida dealers. In addition, he started and operated a Motor Vehicle Dealer Training School for the same dealer association. Monello left the association to become a Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Smart Choice Automotive Group, a publicly traded company consisting of numerous dealerships, a finance company, and other related companies for almost three years. Then he and partner Larry Peters (now retired) managed a dealer trade association providing regulatory assistance and education services to its members until June of 2010. Monello is a registered Executive Branch Lobbyist in the State of Florida and is licensed by the Florida Division of Motorist Services (formerly known as the DMV) as an instructor to provide pre-licensing and continuing education training to motor vehicle dealers.
Monello received a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science (Summa Cum Laude); a Master of Science in Criminal Justice; and a Doctor of Public Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor since 1981. Dr. Monello teaches masters-level courses in public administration (including government regulations and policy analysis) and criminal justice. Monello is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family and County Court Mediator.
In November 2015, Monello became certified as a Consumer Credit Compliance Professional by the National Automotive Finance Association (NAF Association)and in June 2019 became certified as a Certified Professional in Financial Services by the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals (AFIP).
Allen can be reached at his office (727-623-9075), on his cell (850-294-6788) or by e-mail at [email protected]