Associates First Capital Corporation announced that Dianne Douglas, 43, will assume responsibility for investor relations. Douglas returns as senior vice president, investor relations after a one-year hiatus during which she gained operations experience as a key executive in the corporation’s business development and insurance division. She will report to Keith W. Hughes, chairman and chief executive officer.
“Dianne Douglas has a firm grasp of the financial services business, and is known and respected by the analyst community,” said Hughes. “The elevation of this position reflects the importance we place on assuring our shareholders’ perspective is reflected in our business. We expect the transition to be transparent.”
Douglas’ 16 years with the corporation includes positions in corporate planning, control and accounting. She was for more than two years the liaison with Ford Motor Company’s financial services group during the time The Associates was a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford.
She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has a Master of Arts degree in accounting from the University of North Texas. Douglas also is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute.
Associates First Capital Corporation, established in 1918, is a leading diversified finance company providing consumer and commercial finance, leasing, insurance and related services worldwide. The Associates has operations in the United States and 14 international markets. Headquartered in Dallas, it is the largest publicly traded finance company in the United States, based on total market capitalization. For more information, visit The Associates Web site on [http://www.theassociates.com].