American Financial Services Association

Anne Kline

Anne Kline

PeopleWomen's Leadership Council

Anne Kline

SVP, Head of Commercial Services
TD Auto Finance

Anne Kline is the Head of TD Auto Finance (TDAF) Commercial Services. She leads the team responsible for commercial credit lending for franchised automotive dealerships in the U.S. Prior to this role, Anne was Head of Business Development & Major Accounts - TDAF Commercial - where she created a business model to grow relationships with public and large private automotive dealership groups and implemented a Business Development strategy to support the sale of commercial floorplan and ancillary products.

Anne has over 35 years of experience in automotive finance in a variety of roles in both captive and banking organizations, and in numerous markets throughout the country. She has spent several years leading various diversity and community outreach programs and remains passionate about several causes including Special Olympics and Paws for a Cause.

She is also is a member of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA), where she currently sits on the Commercial Credit Committee and is a founding member of AFSA's Women's Leadership Council.

Anne holds a B.S. in Marketing from Central Michigan University and an M.M. from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Areas of Expertise
Commercial Automotive Finance, Strategy Development and Execution, Executive Leadership, Relationship Management, Business Development, Negotiation, Team Building.

Areas of expertise upon which I would like to continue learning.
Culturally, Conscious, Leadership.

Personal Motto
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

What are you passionate about?
Serving my team and being the best leader I can be. I love to mentoring/consulting with others, particularly around career development. And, I love the outdoors—hiking and fishing.

Who has been a role model for you?
I have been fortunate enough to have several over the years. There are three that stand out: My sister, a former boss and my grandfather.

What are you most proud of?
Having started as an Administrative Assistant in the automotive finance space, working my way through school at night and on weekends, and now leading the very department I started in 35 years ago!

MENTORING

What would you say are the key success factors for a mentoring relationship?
Ability and willingness to listen, self-introspection, trust.

What advice would you give yourself as a young executive?
Know your value. Know your passion. Be intentional. Network.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career?
Focus on your vision of where you want to go, not necessarily how to get there.