Kent Younce

Founding member of the association.


Heather Meares

Current President of the association.


Bivens & Associates

Lobbyist team for the association.

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The Tennessee Independent Finance Association determined that it would endeavor to advance and promote sound lending practices, and:

  • To present a favorable image of the industry to the public by explaining the economic benefit which the industry makes to the economy of the State of Tennessee and to the individuals and families who rely on the installment consumer finance industry for financial help and solutions.
  • To assist and cooperate with State regulatory agencies for the good of the industry and for the individuals and families we serve.
  • To provide for the exchange of ideas among members.
  • To provide conferences with representatives of the public.
  • To promote ethical standards for the installment consumer finance industry in the State of Tennessee.
  • To inspire and encourage the industry to maintain the principles upon which this group is founded.

And TIFA is committed to continuing the principles and ideals of our founding members!