In the issue honoring 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, you forgot to include the woman who often makes the difference in most dealerships.
She is usually the CFO, responsible for a $50 million a year cash flow, keeping track of bank balances that fluctuate by hundreds of thousands of dollars a day and making sure that everybody gets paid every week and that the monthly financial statement is correct and on time.
She usually is responsible for maintaining and administering the computer system, the phone system, the 401K plan and the health insurance plan and for arranging the annual company picnic, company Christmas party, company golf outing -- and don't forget ordering and setting up weekly Saturday lunch for the sales team.
She has time for everybody in the dealership, whether it is solving a business problem or listening to an employee who has a sick parent or child and just wants somebody at work to know.
She has different titles in different dealerships, but most of us have that woman who just keeps so many things going. Thanks, Sharon Picard. I know you would qualify to be a Top 100 Woman. To all of us at Wickstrom Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, you are No. 1.