NASP Board/Staff DirectoryFred LovePresident
Fred Love is General Counsel at SuttorPark Capital. Bringing over 15 years of experience in the structured settlement asset class, Mr. Love uses his expertise to implement and maintain best practices and to ensure compliance with the federal and state guidelines that govern the origination process. Mr. Love has served as General Counsel and held leadership positions at several industry participants including Peachtree Settlement Funding, Freedom Financial Solutions, and Client First Funding and is deeply involved in industry oversight. Prior to his emergence as an industry legal expert, Mr. Love worked as a litigation associate at Jones Day, an international law firm. Mr. Love received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and his JD/MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.Jason SutherlandVice President; Chair of Legal and Legislative Committee
Mr. Sutherland is the Director of Capital Markets for DRB Capital, LLC and a board member of NASP. He has over 14 years of experience as an attorney and executive in the specialty funding arenas and is also the Founder and Managing Director of Citadel Financial, Ltd. Prior to founding Citadel, he was the Vice President of Legal Affairs for Peachtree Settlement Funding, where he also concentrated on the creation of financing facilities and was also an Associate Attorney at Brian Cave LLP. Jason received his B.A. from The University of Georgia and his J.D. from New England Law — Boston.Richard ConnellyTreasurer
Richard Connelly is counsel at JG Wentworth, and was previously its general counsel. He has more than 38 years of experience in general litigation and corporate law, as well as significant experience in personal injury and worker's compensation. He co-founded Receivables Management, Inc., an insurance auditing and adjusting firm for the hospital industry. When that firm merged with CRW Financial in 1993, he served as CRW's general counsel until it was sold to the NCO Group. Connelly is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pinnacle Value Fund. Rick currently serves as treasurer to NASP and is the representative of NASP Board Member J.G. Wentworth, LLC. He earned his BA at LaSalle University and his law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law.
Bob Thompson is the founder and principal officer of Annuity Transfers, Ltd. His career in consumer finance started at General Motors Acceptance Corporation, and he has worked in the banking industry, building and managing consumer loan portfolios. Thompson also spent more than nine years managing financial and administrative operations for the United States government and has served as an executive in the specialty finance business since 1997. He received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from George Washington University.Amanda DobantonBoard Member
Amanda Dobanton serves as Partner and In-House Counsel at Fairfield Funding. She has worked at Fairfield Funding for over 10 years. At Fairfield she has direct experience with every step of the process of structured settlement transfers. Prior to Fairfield Funding, Amanda’s career began at a Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Firm. She earned a BS in History and Political Science at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA and earned her JD at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Lori LasherBoard Member
Lori Lasher is General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of The J.G. Wentworth Company since April of 2018. Prior to joining The J. G. Wentworth Company, Ms. Lasher was a Partner in the global law firm of Reed Smith LLP for 24 years and before that Ms. Lasher was a Partner in the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C. Ms Lasher graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and she received her law degree from The Dickinson School of Law.Andrew SavyskyBoard Member
Mr. Savysky is the Co-Founder, President and General Counsel for Structured Settlement Capital, LLC, and 123 LumpSum, and a board member of NASP. He has over 22 years of experience in specialty finance and structured settlements. Andrew received his B.A. from Villanova University and his J.D./MBA from American University-Washington DC. Brian DearExecutive Director and General Counsel
An attorney at Nesbitt, Vassar & McCown, LLP, Mr. Dear practices commercial and business litigation. Mr. Dear represents numerous structured settlement purchase companies. Mr. Dear has over 13 years of experience representing clients in the Secondary Market and supporting NASP efforts. Mr. Dear formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney for Brazoria County, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law and Syracuse University.