Shawn Murphy to manage Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region; Dan Roth to manage Midwest Region

Boca Raton, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2015) – IWS Acquisition Corporation (IWS) announces that industry experts Shawn Murphy and Dan Roth have joined the firm in the newly created positions of Business Development Executive for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, respectively. Based in Philadelphia, Murphy will manage IWS client/prospective client relationships in the greater northeastern states; Roth, who will work out of Chicago, will manage in the IWS relationships in the Midwestern and upper plains states.

“We’re pleased to bring aboard these two highly talented professionals,” said James H. Hawk, IWS President/CEO. “They will extend our staff capacity and add depth to the organization.”

Hawk says Murphy is an industry veteran, having served in both credit unions and their trade group.

“Shawn comes to us with considerable experience in credit union and consumer lending sales leadership, which includes working with various credit union leaders at the League and Chapter level,” Hawk said. “He has a broad background in credit union business development, operations, underwriting and compliance; extensive auto lending product knowledge and existing executive-level credit union relationships throughout the northeast. This will further enhance IWS’ strong partnerships in the credit union community.”

Roth’s background includes 25 years in auto lending-related products and programs.

“Dan has worked with top finance and insurance (F&I) firms such as Western Diversified/Protective Life, AON Resource Automotive Group and APCO’s EasyCare brand,” said Hawk. “He’s a unique business development executive with vast experience in direct target marketing and joint-venture of vehicle service agreement (VSA) and guaranteed asset protection (GAP) programs – experience we expect to leverage at the deepest level with top-performing credit unions throughout the central United States. Add to that his facility developing relationships at the executive level and Dan will surely enhance our Midwest credit union relationships and partnerships.”

For more than 20 years, IWS Acquisition Corporation has helped credit unions nationwide to deepen   their member relationships with products such as Vehicle Service Agreement (VSA), Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI), and Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP).

“By taking advantage of these programs in conjunction with their vehicle loans, countless credit union members have taken comfort in knowing their investment is protected,” Hawk said. “Dan and Shawn will help us share the IWS philosophy of “People first, products that work” with credit unions and their members in the Midwest and northeastern United States.”

About IWS Acquisition Corporation

Based in Itasca, IL, IWS Acquisition Corporation is a well-known provider of Vehicle Service Agreements (VSA), Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI), and GAP to credit unions nationwide.  IWS provides vehicle protection solutions and peace of mind for credit union members that go beyond the actual products to include service after the sale. The company’s proven success in meeting this need is based on its ability to train credit unions to match members with the right product to fit their need. For more information, visit