Many young professionals are taking on leadership roles in the auto industry and impacting the remarketing and used-car business.
And 40 of these outstanding leaders are featured in the .
In our fourth annual issue, you will find the current- and next-generation leaders of the business who are making big differences in the industry — and at their respective companies.
AuSM is honored and thrilled to recognize these folks and celebrate their accomplishments. And be sure you don’t miss the special ceremony at to recognize this year’s group of honorees.
[For more about how previous and current 40 Under 40 honorees will play an integral Used Car Week this year, from our teammate Sarah Rubenoff.]
We would also like to thank everyone for nominating dozens and dozens of outstanding individuals. This group represents just a fraction of the incredible young leaders this industry has to offer. We look forward to many more years of honoring these leaders.
Below is this year’s group of honorees:
Andrew Pyle, Chief Sales Officer, Mountain State Auto Auction
Becca Henderson, Operations Manager, CarLotz
Brian Clegg, Lender Solutions Manager, Black Book
Brian Jackson, Sales Manager, Insurance Auto Auctions
Brian Rapp, Vice President, Bill Rapp Super Store
Chris J. Martinez, General Sales Manager, Charles Maund Toyota; Founder of The AutoMiner
Chris Mitcham, Senior Vice President of Servicing, SNAAC
Collin McConkey, Digital Operations Manager, DAA Northwest
Dave Copeland, Chief Operations Officer, American Recovery Service (P.K. Willis Company Inc.)
Dustin Cruz, Manager of Operations, TradeRev US
Ellena Woodhams, Marketing Director, Stevens Management Group
Emil Banga, Senior Director of Product Management, Dealertrack
Erik Rojo, Business Manager, Zia Automotive
Glenda Gudiel, Integration Manager, Auction Edge
Jared Foster, Wholesale Operations Manager, Carvana
Jarryd Carver, Executive Managing Partner, Sheehy Auto Stores
Jeremy Alicandri, Managing Director, Maryann Keller & Advisors
Jeremy Cunningham, Regional Auction Manager, Exeter Financial Corp.
Jonathan Schwartz, Vice President, Enterprise Dealer Partnerships, Cox Automotive
Joseph Watson, Relationship Manager, Equifax Inc.
Justin Conners, Vice President of Sales and Client Services, Primeritus Financial Services
Kate Eltringham , Vice President, Marketing, GWC Warranty
Katie Rushing Polk, National Remarketing Manager, Southeastern Auto Auction of Savannah, Georgia
Kiefer Bartel, Director of Sales, Tom Kadlec Honda
Kristen Lanzavecchia, Manager, Industry Insights, ALG
Laurie Dippold, Senior Director, Strategic & Brand Communications, KAR Auction Services Inc.
Lucas Hancock, Senior Director of Risk, NextGear Capital
Matt Trapp, Regional Vice President, Manheim
Michael Kelley, General Manager of all locations, Bourne's Auto Center
Michelle Dorminey, Senior Director, Market Research, TrueCar
Mollie Schane, Director of Marketing, PureCars
Rajat Singh, AuSM Director, Paragon Honda
Samantha Cunningham Zawilinski, Vice President of Account Services, Potratz
Sarah Bannister, Director, National Accounts, Cox Automotive
Scott Gales, Co-Founder and VP of Product, The Appraisal Lane
Sean Downey, Senior Developer, Intellaegis
Steve Rice, General Manager, Auctions In Motion
Tim Adrian, VP, ADESA Product Development
Travis Allison, Corporate Associate, America's Auto Auction
Will Mitchell, Vice President of Business Development, Automotive Finance Corporation